Beer is a very old beverage thanks to the ease of cereal fermentation. In ancient times, the only defect was that it was hard to preserve the aroma and taste of the beverage. For centuries, people struggled to find ways to conserve this beverage that is so dear to mankind resulting in today’s technologically sophisticated conservation methods. Getting the correct mix of spices and aromatic herbs in the attempt to preserve beer was an important step.

The most fruitful attempt was the introduction of hops that improved not only the longevity but also the taste, adding a pleasant slight botter taste. In 1995, there was a very important archaeological discovery in a region inhabited by the ancient Liguri population in Northern Italy, and this has allowed us to date the introduction of hops in beer to around VII B.C. and to give a name and date to the first generation of beer as we know it today. Furthermore, amongst the jewels in a tomb of a Ligurian Prince, a cup containing the residue of a beverage was discovered, and after accurate scientific analyses, this was certified to be hop beer, red and slightly alcoholic.

For the old Liguri, a pre-Romanic population, it was tradition for the royal body to be accompanied by the most precious objects on the road the after life, and a good vessel filled with BRYTON Beer (this was the name which the Liguri gave their beer) was always amongst these precious items. It is from the ancient tradition and from the recent archaeological discovery that BRYTON Brewery got the recipe for its red amber beer with slightly pasty foam, having an alcohol content of 5,8, with caramel and citrus aromas which are well balanced by the slight bitterness from the wild Ligurian Hop. A taste of BRYTON Beer will prove it to be a well structured and balanced beer with its own distinct personality.

BRYTON Beer is today produced in the factory in Balvano (PZ) in the old Sannio where, in 180 B.C., the Romans deported 50.000 Ligurians who would not surrender to the power of Rome.
With the wording “the independent beer” we do homage to the pride of these people, whose swan reproduced on the label, was their first known symbol.