Philadelphia, PA - Beginning Saturday, May 21st, Eight & Sand Beer Co. will be releasing its Italian Pilsner, Gabagool, to coincide with the South Street Italian Market Festival. If you’re new here, “Gabagool” is a slang term for capicola, a cured type of meat.
Eight & Sand Beer Co. Releases “Gabagool” for the South Street Italian Market Festival
Owner Dominick Mazzone and his family share a special tradition together, making their own capicola. “My grandfather started the tradition back in Italy, my father Giuseppe continued it here in America, and now we get together each year to make our own capicola!”
And now, a little history lesson...Did you ever make a mistake while cooking, but you were glad because it turned out great? That’s basically how the Italian Pilsner came to be! In 1996, Agostino Arioli, founder of a brewery called Birrificio Italiano in Como, Italy, attempted to make German Pilsner, but the end result was something totally new! In failing to brew what he considered a “real pilsner,” Arioli named the beer Tipopils, or “kind of pils” in Italian. Arioli used a brewing method from England and put his Pilsner through an English cask dry-hopping process by adding small amounts of hop cones to the beer. This added some Old World hop flavor into an unfiltered pilsner.
Gabagool can be found on draft throughout Philly, but closer to the South Street Festival, you can have a pint at Triangle Tavern and Hawthornes.
About Eight & Sand Beer Co.
Eight & Sand Beer Co. is a microbrewery and tasting room located in Woodbury, NJ, fully devoted to quality craft beer. Our 40-foot bar has 20 rotating taps from sours to seltzers to IPAs. Our beer garden seats 70 and includes fire pits, picnic tables, and a branded awning with heaters for those who want to enjoy our beers outdoors. Grab some growlers and cans for take-out or visit one of our drafts and can retailers across South Jersey.