New draught system hits Scots trade

SPECIALIST importer and distributor Continental Quattro Stagioni (CQS) has launched a new draught system for Italian beer brand Poretti in Scotland and the north of England.

The Birra Poretti dispense machine.
The Birra Poretti dispense machine.
Il Pavone, the Italian restaurant on the ground floor of Glasgow’s Princes Square shopping centre, was the first Scottish outlet to have the new tap installed last month.
Poretti, described by CQS as a “generously hopped 5.5% ABV lager-style beer”, comes in 20-litre PET kegs. Unlike other draught systems, no additional CO2 gas is said to be required for the Poretti unit.
Birra Poretti has been brewed at the Birrificio Angelo Poretti in Valganna in Lombardy, a location said to have been chosen for its pure alpine waters, since 1877.
The brand was relaunched in its native country by Carlsberg Italia in 2001 and first arrived in the UK in 2006.
Sandro Bevilacqua, vice chairman of Continental Quattro Stagioni, said: “Birra Poretti is a fantastic quality product and we are delighted to be able to supply it to our customers via a new system that maintains the beer at the perfect temperature just in time for summer and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
“Its installation in the Princes Square shopping centre unites cutting-edge technology with historic architecture without looking out of place.
“The system is clearly visible to the general public and looks amazing.
“I am sure that this draught system Poretti will prove very popular.”