In the history of Crete, that pearl of Minoan civilization, Bruton was the name given to a drink produced from fermented cereals, very similar to beer. Abundant libations of Bruton were made during rites dedicated to the sacred bull god, the powerful and invincible Minotaur which was imprisoned in the labyrinth at the Palace of Knossos.
A reference to this tradition can be seen in our logo, a stylized bull’s head which reminds one of the mythological figure of the Minotaur.
The Bruton brewery was created thanks to the passion of Iacopo (Apo) Lenci for high quality beers just outside the town of Lucca. After years of home brewing and numerous journeys researching the best tastes and flavours, he opened the brewery in 2006 on the banks of the Serchio River in a typically Tuscan rural building.
In the beginning Iacopo collaborated with some professional master brewers in order to study and correct the recipes of the first beers. In 2009 he met Andrea who he made responsible for the production so that he could dedicate more time to research and to new projects, still working in synergy however, with the brewing itself.