J63 Agricultural Brewery is set in an ancient farmhouse in our Estate.
J63 Beer is brewed with barley grown in the fields of Torre a Cenaia Estate. The barley we use is collected from our fields and then it’s sent to the malt-house of COBI to obtain malt. COBI is the Italian Consortium of Producers of Beer and Barley and Torre a Cenaia is a member of it. For this reason, J63 Beers are defined Agricultural and they are identified by the BIRRAGRICOLA Certificate.
J63 Agricultural Brewery is also Restaurant-Pizzeria. Two large rooms, in the same area of the beer production zone, are reserved to the restaurant: they can accommodate more than 200 people and they are served by our zero kilometer kitchen. Our Restaurant-Pizzeria can be defined “agricultural” just like our beer: in fact, it makes use of the agricultural production of the Estate itself. Entrees and appetizers, first and second courses, Chianina IGP burger and many other combinations also for vegetarians and vegans: J63 taste is an experience of conviviality and sharing the flavors of our land. And for those who have specific dietary needs, our kitchen staff is always ready to find some tasty alternatives to the à la carte menu. What’s the highlight of J63 Restaurant-Pizzeria? No doubt, the wood-fired oven of last generation, from which come all our baked products, not only pizza and focaccia but also meat dishes and, especially, our Tuscan bread prepared with 10 cereals flour by our pizza maker and baker Stefano. For the dough of pizza, cakes and bread he only uses unrefined flour selected by Consortium Pieve Santa Luce (Pisa) and sourdough, which Stefano renews day by day. For this reason, our baked products are high quality and perfectly digestible. Every Friday evening, the after dinner comes alive with J63 Friday Night Live Music, free admission. The best bands of our territory, mostly acoustic formation, are the cool way for enjoying a pint of J63! And, in summer evenings, the huge park in front of the brewery becomes an open stage for these and other musical events. The brewery is open every day, from Monday to Sunday, for lunch from 12.30 to 14.30 and for dinner from 20:00 to 24:00.
J is for Julia, the girl martyr, then patron saint of Livorno, whose holy relics were stolen from Corsica and conducted in Brescia. Along their path, in 763 AD they stopped in the ancient village of Torre a Cenaia following the Via Francigena. In the centuries this journey was retraced by thousands of pilgrims and travelers, which refreshed themselves with a hot meal and, beacusae they couldn’t drink water, with a mug of craft beer.
63 is a recurring number in the history of Torre a Cenaia: in addition to being the house number of the Brewery, in 763 AD Julia transited through the ancient Cenaja and in 1463 Luca Pitti, ancestor of the Counts of Pitti of Cenaja, was appointed Captain of the People in Florence and he acquired in his family crest the Red Cross that today distinguishes the products of our brand.
J63 Agricultural Brewery is both a brew-pub and a restaurant-pizzeria, where you can eat near the area reserved for beer production. The kitchen, equipped with a wood-fired oven of last generation, uses ingredients that are produced into the Estate or carefully selected from the surrounding area. In particular, the use of sourdough and the natural leavening allow to obtain baked products of high quality, genuine and perfectly digestible.
Two large rooms reserved for catering and a huge free park outside help us making various events throughout the year, as well as live music concerts.