Care for a beer?
The Alps are Brewing
In the last few years, stouts, lagers and ambers from the Southern Alps have made a name for themselves. Let’s start with La Castagna in Tende, the pride of one of the smallest breweries in France. Its brewer, Alain Simon, makes only 50 litres per brew. In Vallouise, Lionel Alphand – the brother of French skiing champion, Luc – crafts Alphand beer with the water of the Blassac spring. In summer, you can enjoy it at the bar and the restaurant on the village square. Are you a plant lover? Don’t miss the La Tourmente beers of the Brasserie des Grands Cols. Some are flavoured with thyme or génépy. Still thirsty? Discover the beers from the Vallée de Névache, Taste them at the Chevalier Barbu brewery-café, in Névache. Or try La Sauvage, brewed in Ubaye.