A road musing from co-Director Scott Owen:
What you may wish to ask is a small crew of beer loving filmmakers doing traveling to Rome, Italy? "Italy is all about wine everybody knows that" you are probably saying to yourself. That's true. What is also true is in the remote mountains outside Rome, in a small village, there is a brewery that is redefining beer. Leonardo DiVincenzo, who you will meet in Beers of Joy, is doing some of the most innovative beer brewing on planet earth. It was a remarkable couple of days we spent in Italy watching and learning from this brewer that is breaking the definition of beer and wine.
Rome is spectacularly beautiful around nearly every corner is some ruin or building from Rome's glorious past. The crew had a few hours to run around and see the city before we had to get back to work. I'm pretty sure we have a whole movie of footage that we could cut together just capturing the beauty of Rome, our own Baraka. But alas, we were here for the beer and Birra del Borgo was and is entirely worth your time and attention. You’ll see why in Beers of Joy!