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As all lovers of the Tarentaise know Sapaudia is one of the ancient names for our region that eventually became part of the Savoie.

But now its the name of a craft brewery that has just opened up in Centron near Moutiers. I met the guys in The Box in Tignes last might. Their first beer is called Signal and in Brit terms would be a golden ale, but in French terms its a blonde. It is excellent and will be available at select bars and restaurants throughout the valley. Its available from kegs or:

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A lot of interesting history in this valley, that's for sure. Good to meet you the other evening!

For anyone who may be interested in following what we're up to, https://www.facebook.com/sapaudiabrewing.co/ is the best place to keep up to date!

Cheers
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@chocksaway, thanks for the heads up. Will keep an eye out to sample it.

@timlongs, good luck with this.
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I had to google it... Sapaudia or Sabaudia was an Alpine territory of late antiquity and the Dark Ages.
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Sapaudia is the latin word for Savoie, the region of France we're based in (and home to Espace Killy, Paradiski, 3 valleys etc).

@rob@rar - available in BSM and hopefully a couple of bars in Les Arcs - if you want to pop into the brewery, we're down in Centron, just get in touch. Cans available direct from us!

Cheers
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@timlongs, I know you met @chocksaway, in The Box - is your beer going to be available there (or anywhere else in Tignes / Ste Foy for that matter)?

Our group are all beer drinkers, and even though there is more Peroni and less of the minging Amstel in the Tignes bars these days, after a few days of Eurofizz your beer looks excellent Very Happy
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@timlongs, Tim, did you get my e mail? I've just seen how big the attachment was Embarassed
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@nelly0168, Our beer will be available in The Box all Winter yep, we're not in any other bars in Tignes yet. And we're working on Sainte Foy. If you're intersted in cans, drop me a PM and we can sort something out.

@chocksaway, Received and just replying now!
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When are you looking to crack the UK market?

Your website says it will be launched in November, might want to launch it or chsnge the message.
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@ster, Not looking to move to the UK - already congested and importing etc is tricky. The market here is more than big enough and we've made a big effort to get in with the local French bars as well as the Brit ran bars up in resorts.

Cheers for the heads up on the website, fixed now!
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As a beer lover who will be in Europe in a few weeks time this is interesting to me.
I’m getting the feeling that the offerings in most pubs and bars is going to be the likes of Peroni or some other ‘easy drinking’ light lager style beer.
Is it possible to get something more like an ale? Something with some taste and backbone?
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@sbooker, you are going to Austria aren't you. They might have some decent beer. wink
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Yes. Austria and Italy in the main.
Italy is my main concern. We’re staying in Aosta for a while. I hoping I’ll be able to hunt something down that isn’t Peroni.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
But Peroni is still better than Fosters or XXXX.

I have had Menabrea, its good but still of the lager persuasion.

Anyway it seems there might be hope

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/beer/11676185/The-best-Italian-beers-to-try-this-summer.html

Or try the wine.
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@ster,
I'll heartily agree anything is better than Fosters but at the right place in the right time (very hot weather) XXXX Bitter (the original) is a damn good beer if served very cold. It's not something that is 'sessionable' though.

I'll be sure to try the vino of the rosso variety. I usually opt for the bigger reds like cabs or shiraz. I think the Italian wine is generally lighter bodied.

@chocksaway, Sorry about the thread hijack. Good luck with your venture. The more good beer on the market the better!
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