Ferrarina – Craft Beer, a project designed by small brewers to meet the needs of true connoisseurs.
The Ferrarina – Cerveja Artesanal Project was born and developed in Ferraria, a small village with about 100 inhabitants in the center of Portugal, home of two brothers with similar interests: IT, craft beer and a newly found passion for brewering.
It all began when the two fearless brothers decided to produce beer for their own consumption, with their unique approach and identity. Unbeknownst of the upcoming success of their first American Pale Ale, offers started to arrive to sell a few bottles of their first 30-litre batch.
They have broadened their experiences and were able to refine two more recipes, one Irish Stout and one Witbier. They have both passed the friends and family test with flying colors.
All beers are produced under the fundamentals of the Reinheitsgebot law (beer purity law), which means malt, hops, yeast and pure water from Ferraria’s spring.
The name Ferrarina is deeply connected with the village’s name and the logo is inspired in two distinctive elements:
- On the grandmother of the two brothers, who often went barefoot to the fountain with a jug on her head;
- On the mosaic pattern of said fountain, who have been hand painted by their mother and built by their father.
Both the logo and the beer labels were exclusively designed by Mariana de Moura, graphic designer and Diogo’s fiancé.
The project already has a solid commitment with a supplier, JOLA – Faz a tua cerveja.
This Project aims to bring some positive energy to this little village, disclose it’s the top-quality spring water and also to support the small Portuguese producers, by choosing – whenever possible – the local produce. As an example, the multifloral honey used on the American Pale Ale brewing process is locally produced by a neighbor bee farmer.
Unhappy with the shortage of beer stock, both brothers decided that they should get to work in order to be able to deliver this nectar to an increasingly number of people. They deserve it, as this is a product that should be savored by all and this is where your support plays a capital role. Without it, this beautiful Project will be compromised.
The scope of this campaign is to finance the acquisition of equipment that will allow to increase the brewing capacity to 200 liters per batch, therefore making it available to the entire region.
On an initial stage, the Ferrarina – Cerveja Artesanal will be available for purchase in an online store and in a few pre-selected places within the region, namely restaurants, bars, coffee shops and barber shops with bar service. Regarding this last placement, a partnership was already made with the Barbershop Manel D’Oliveira in Mealhada, which will host the official launching event, thus becoming the first store allowed to serve and sell Ferrarina.
Ferrarina – Cerveja Artesanal, a tribute to Ferraria and all its people!