Before becoming a brewer, I was an IT consultant, and a biologist before that.
After about seven years during which I moved around Italy, I felt the urge to go back to my origins and my passion; such a strong urge, in fact, that I made the best decision of my life: to move back to Lagnasco.
Once there, I worked andtook over the family farm, which my father had run until then. The steady pace of a seasonal job has allowed me to reconnect with my passions, above all.
I started brewing again, as I had done on several occasions after graduation.
At first, I did it for fun, to challenge myself, but when I began to realise that through improving my technique I could achieve something tangible, I decided that that would become my job.
It was 2009 and I was making craft beer, bottling it, designing the labels myself and it was me looking for customers too: the Birrificio della Granda began to take shape.
I was trying to get by as best I could!
I also opened a small pub near my house where I could sell my beers and generate some income that allowed me to continue.
But I remember that it was one evening in 2012 that really changed everything.
It was one of those moments when you either give up or take a gamble: after twelve hours of work in the brewery, I started my shift behind the counter at the pub without sitting down for a moment.
I was so exhausted that I sat down in the kitchen and fell asleep.
When I woke up it was about two in the morning. It was then that I decided I could no longer do everything alone: it was time to take a risk and expand my project.
So I decided to seek out people with the same passion and motivation who could help me, and that’s how the Birrificio della Granda officially came