Italian Craft Brewer/Owner in Town for Special Beer Events

Iacopo Lenci, the 27 year-old brewer and owner behind  Birrifico Brùton is in town tonight and tomorrow. Italian craft beer has seen a meteoric climb in Italy and in Philadelphia. Lenci, broke away from his winemaking father to set his own path in beer and as you might guess from his photograph above, he’s an interesting guy.

Tonight Lenci will be sharing his story at Pizzeria Stella where from 6:30 t0 8:30 p.m. chef Shane Solomon is offering a special $35, four-course tasting menu with complimentary beers from Brùton. [Menu]

On Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Lenci will be at to speak about his beers as Bryan Sikora prepares a special a la carte menu. [Menu]

After Lenci is done at he’ll be heading up to Alla Spina to hang out. No special menu at Marc Vetri’s new Italian pub but Brùton’s beers will be pouring.

Pizzeria Stella Birrifico Brùton Dinner Menu

wood-roasted pears
almond crema, lavender honey, arugula
with Bruton Bianca

baccala ravioli
saffron pasta, spanish octopus ragout
with Bruton di Bruton

porchetta pizza
24 hour Bruton Bianca brined pork, wood-roasted fennel, rosemary, fontina
with Bruton Lilith

mascarpone cannoli
dried apricot, limoncello-chocolate shell
with Limoncello

Special Birrifico Brùton A La Carte Menu at


Roasted Maiitake Mushrooms, Squash Consomme, Creamy Polenta  13
Momus; Italian Dark Ale Brewed with Coriander  6

Spicy Fried Potatoes, Saffron Aioli  8
Bianca; Italian Blonde Ale Brewed with Spices & Orange Peel 6

Potato-Gruyere Gratin with Speck and Mustard Sauce  12
Lilith; Italian Amber Ale  6


Seared Sea Scallops with Blood Orange and Belgian Endive  13

Fish Stew with Preserved Lemon and Saffron  19

Chili Glazed Swordfish with White Beans and Black Olive Puree  18


Lamb Bolognese with Tagliatelle  16

Fried Chicken, Foie Gras, and Winter Vegetable Slaw  17

Berkshire Pork Shank, Toasted Gruyere, Onions, Hazelnuts  19


Chocolate Panna Cotta with Chestnut Puree, Stewed Cranberries  8

Pomegranate Semifreddo, Chocolate Shortbread, Chocolate Truffles  8

Dieci; Italian Barleywine, Malty & Complex with Notes of Caramel & Licorice  6

Goat Cheese Cake, Hazelnut Crust, Vanilla-Honey  8