Nightmare Brewing Testi di Moro Sour Ale...$29.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Nightmare Brewing Testi di Moro Sour Ale...$7.99 / 16oz cans
Testa di Moro-
6.9% Sicilian Sour Saison
Soured on Strawberries and brewed with Egyptian Basil, Italian Pilsner malt, Belma & Mosaic
Pink Nerds aromatics, broken basil stems, Dry Acidic bite, champagne with strawberry, grandmas strawberry candy, strawberry fruit leather, pink lemonade powder, extremely dry herbal finish
Brewed with Eraclea Pilsner malt grown in Italy around 250miles North of Palermo, and with Strawberries & Basil from North Africa where some of the Moors resided.
Testa di Moro or “Moors Head” has slight variations of the tale, but in the end the victim all shares the same fate.
Set during the height of the Moors domination in Sicily, in the 11th century, there was a young woman from Palermo. She was the envy of local residents as they admired her balcony garden that she would tend to daily.
A young Moor passing by her balcony saw her and they fell in love. It was brief as her lover had a secret and declared he would soon leave, back to North Africa, to his wife and children.
Infuriated by his deception and for forsaking their love, she killed him while he slept. She then decapitated him and used his head as a vase for her beautifully flowered balcony, so that even in death he would remain with her. She planted it with basil and as the head decayed it fertilized the plant and flourished. The neighborhood was so drawn to the aroma and growth that her secret soon got out. The locals fashioned clay pots to resemble a Moor’s head and planted them with basil hoping the shape of the vessel was the key to the growth.
You will see these Moor's head ceramic pots dotting balconies, steps and as wall hangings in Palermo, Sicily to this day.