Vapori di Birra is the first brewery in the world that produces craft beer using geothermal steam as its primary source of energy.
It was born in the heart of Tuscany, in Sasso Pisano, in an area known for the boraciferous fumaroles – high pressure and temperature steam emissions that come out from the ground splits or from artificial perforations – exploited to produce geothermal energy.
Thanks to the peculiarity of the territory, we wanted to use this resource to create a project that combines the passion for beer, nutraceutics and the sustainability, creating a quality product that does not impact on environment.
The company, with a majority of women, four of which work in the plant, immediately joins the association “Farmers Keepers of the Food Community to Renewable Energies of Tuscany”, composed of entrepreneurs who have environmental sustainability as a priority, in collaboration with Slow Food Toscana, the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and CoSviG.
The innovative idea, which rethinks the traditional production processes with the original imprint of individual creativity, is to exploit the primary energy of geothermal energy to produce a craft beer from the heart of Tuscany.
Vapori di Birra is the first brewery in Italy that uses geothermal steam as a primary source of energy, respecting the environment and with the awareness that ecological feeling is a value to be protected. The plant has been appropriately studied and modified to take advantage of the potential offered by geothermal energy, and allows maximum energy savings in the production of heat and minimal environmental impact. In the era of globalization of food products, the return to artisanal production, which brings to the fore the naturalness of raw materials, it is a challenge that we are ready to win..
The scenario that inspired us
Sasso Pisano (PISA), medieval village in the heart of Tuscany, a land of smoking soils where natural manifestations emanate from the earth emitting heat and steam.