As some of our friends say, it looks like Prenzlauer Berg is having a bit of a comeback. And a good part of this “come back” has been driven by fun craft beer places. That craft beer scene has gotten more interesting now. As of this week (May 1st, 2016) we are happy to report that BIRRA ITALIAN CRAFT BEER BAR is open for business. That’s right. Italian craft beer in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. And we like it! And in case you didn’t realize it, Birra is Italian for Beer. ; )
The bar is conveniently located on Prenzlauer Allee, very close to where it crosses Danziger Strasse. A few steps from the Prenzlauer Allee/Danziger Strasse Tram stop (M2). Look for the old school vintage bookstore sign “Bücher”. Birra is right next door.
The place is cozy, unpretencious and welcoming. Like a true craft beer bar should be. We were particularly mesmerized by the beutiful cooper beer taps. The tap is dominated by crafts from Birrificio Lambrete, who won the prize for best Italian Brewery and have over 20 years tradition. There are 16 Tap and 3 Handpump options on offer. Among the most famous options are Montestella (Pilsner), the IPA Gaina and the smoked Sout “Ghisa”. I started with a Pale Ale that tasted ok, then moved to an amazing Double IPA that I could not stop drinking. When in doubt, go for the double IPA…if you can handle the alcohol! We will come back for more. They do serve some kind of cold Italian Style bar food, but we did not have a chance to try it. Next time!
Since you are in the area, you might want to bar hop and check out the craft beer options at Monterey Bar and Salt n’Bone, some of our favorite craft beer hang outs in the area.
Address: Prenzlauer Allee 198, Berlin