All the production of beer uses barley and wheat malt, any filtration and pasteurization process is involved. The beer is refermented in the bottle in order to preserve their original organoleptic characteristics, without the addition of chemical additives. The other raw materials, such as hops, yeast and sugar, are exclusively purchased from selected suppliers.
Our barley has its roots in a very ancient story. Emperor Frederick II visited Gualdo Tadino around 1242, during his dispute with the Papacy, when he found the loyal Ghibelline town of Gualdo destroyed after a terrible fire. Touched by the fate of the allied town, the Emperor showed his generosity by building the new city walls, of which he personally laid the first stone of the renovated “Flea Castel”.
Furthermore, “he rode his horse around this land, and sowed with his own hands wheat, barley, spelt, broad beans, millet and other oils; he asked the Almighty to help the Castle grow and the people multiply, and to ensure them food and an everlasting safety”. (Chronicon)
Nowadays, Birra Flea originates from the well-known waters of Gualdo Tadino and the seeds sown by Emperor Frederick II many centuries ago. Moreover, Matteo and Maria Cristina have a strong passion for local stories about heroes, ladies and witches, and decided to name the four beers after these people: Isabella, Adelaide, Bianca Lancia, Margherita, Costanza, Anais, Federico II, Federico II Extra, Bastola and Violante.