The Beer of the Month for August is Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Self described as a beer of Italian flair and style, it is golden-colored and strikingly crisp in flavor. What Kronenbourg is to France, Peroni is to Italy — easily the most exported beer from a country far more popular for their wine. That being said, Peroni wins on two accounts this month — it is light and refreshing yet has a distinct flavor, making it perfect for the August heat — and it’s only $3 a pop at Mike’s in Davis Square, a bar right down the road from my house.
This beer naturally goes well with Italian food — if you’re having a lighter Italian dish look here — but for a heavier dish, go with the red wine.