PORSENNA BEER LAKE TRASIMENO’S IPA –
Lars Porsenna was an Etruscan king who ruled over the very powerful city of Clusium, known today as Chiusi. He is famous to this day for his war against and takeover of Rome at around 508 BC. There are many legends from his siege of Rome, including that of a Roman youth named Gaius Mucius who tried to assassinate him but killed his secretary in a case of mistaken identity. Gaius was captured and brought before Porsenna, where he explained that he was merely the first of 300 Roman youths who would attempt to kill him until they succeeded. To prove his valour, Mucius thrust his right hand into a sacrificial fire, thereby earning for himself the surname of Scaevola (“lefty”). Astounded by his courage, Porsenna decided to free him.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, honey from the Trasimeno area and yeasts.