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Sapaudia Brewery Producing Craft Beers in the Tarentaise

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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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Oh, I forgot to mention that one of the guys is a snowHead, so you would be supporting the cause!!
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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!

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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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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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As it was so barkingly cold today I popped down to see @timlongs, at the Brewery today to have a shufty to see how the alchemy happens and to try an early sample of their next beer that is at the 'design stage'.

So here's the front door:



And Tim at work tending to his flock:



We then nipped upstairs to see the test brew kit where they are refining the recipe for their IPA which will be appearing towards the end of next month as Cosmique. More and more bars are realising the potential for craft ales up here, their Blonde Signal is making an appearance in Sainte Foy tomorrow night. You can follow them on the usual channels to see where you can partake.
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Thanks for popping down today! Happy to say the IPAs tasted even better once we kegged them up after you left, sorry you missed that!

For anyone in the area, we're pouring beers all day tomorrow from lunch at the Pitch in Sainte Foy.

Cheers, Tim
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Fantastic - I'm a brewer and have built and exited two craft breweries so watching with interest. Very Happy
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So tonight saw the launch of 2 more craft beers to join the range at Sapaudia, an IPA called Cosmique and Hellbroner - a Helles lager. So to do it in style Tim and Ash organised a "Pi$$ Up in a Brewery". A simple formula really:

1. Beer:



2. Tunes:



That's Rob, the Boss from Coolbus.co.uk on the decks (well laptop) in his mobile DJ booth

3. Pizza:



French bloke on cuisine - never a bad thing!

And a great night was had by all, the beers are also ace, keep an eye out - they will be arriving in a ski resort near you over the next week or two!
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@sbooker, where are you coming from? It's hard to actually find a Peroni or Stella these days, craft beers abound!
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sbooker wrote:
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?


Aosta valley? Try the stuff from Microbirrificio Courmayeur Mont Blanc. Our Courmayeur hotel (Albergo dei Camosci) had it when we were last there, very nice. 4 different types of beer, all lovely

http://www.lomatson.it/en/microbirrificio-courmayeur-mont-blanc/
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@sbooker, where are you coming from? It's hard to actually find a Peroni or Stella these days, craft beers abound!

He's been and gone! From Oz.
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Layne wrote:
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@sbooker, where are you coming from? It's hard to actually find a Peroni or Stella these days, craft beers abound!

He's been and gone! From Oz.


Sadly been and gone.
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Eyup, Tim. <<waves>>
Somehow managed to avoid the pair of you a few weeks back. Shame, as I'd have like to have tried the beer!

I presume you're being a camp erection* manager on the TP again this summer?

*arf...
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Do you work for Cotic?
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@Jenniper - no - just been good mates with them since before they were even a one man band. I had one of the first Souls and as a result had the user name attached to me donkeys years ago by none other than the other half of Sapaudia Brewing, Ash Smith.
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Quaffed gently on some Cosmique at the ever excellent Bighorn who were hosting a Sapaudia night.

Very nice indeed.
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@CoticJon, Hey up - apologies I didn't meet up, busy time for me! I'll be at TP hopefully but a friend is getting married so won't be at the whole event... there will be beer though Wink

@under a new name, Cheers - we're very happy with Cosmique IPA - you should've said hello, I was stumbling around the bar!
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@Jenniper - no - just been good mates with them since before they were even a one man band. I had one of the first Souls and as a result had the user name attached to me donkeys years ago by none other than the other half of Sapaudia Brewing, Ash Smith.


Aaaah, cool! My second ever bike was a Mk 1 Soul.
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@under a new name, I hope so! Cosmique is also pouring at Delice and should be available very soon Beer oClock too.
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