The Quest for the Holy Grain - Best Brew Pubs




Il Bovaro Birreria Artigianale
Via Pisana, 3
Florence, 50143 Italy
+39 955 2207057

Il Bovaro is an Italian brewpub near the Porta San Frediano, one of the ancient gates in Florence, Italy. 
The front door opens to an entry way then a small bar area.  There are several small rooms and nooks as well as a sheltered patio in the front.  The brewing operation is visible in a separate room near the entrance. 
Il Bovaro serves three of their own beers; a Pils, a Red, and a Doublebock. 
Since this is Italy, the beers are not in the American style.   They are good, but a little different. 
The typical Italian menu is not extensive but the food is very well prepared and quite reasonably priced.


Mosto Dolce
Via Dell'Arco 6,
59100 Prato

Mosto Dolce is an almost- American style brewpub.  There are about 10 seats around the curved bar with about a half dozen tables inside and that many again outside.  The menu consists mainly of pizza and sandwiches. 
They have four year round beers, and one seasonal on tap. 
They don't make American style beers, but one can recognize the styles they make. 
The beers are tasty and reasonably priced.