Giro D’Italia 2016 is here!

Here at Canopy Beer Co we have two major passions: brewing the best beer possible and cycling. We certainly don’t suggest you drink and cycle like back in the early 1900s when beer was seen as an important part of an athletes’ diet. We love that Julien Moineau in the 17th stage of the 1935 snuck past the pack (whilst they were tempted by beer giving spectators) and finished 15 minutes, 33 seconds before the peloton. Naturally he celebrated his win with a glass of beer! Anyway, what we enjoy best at Canopy Beer Co is sharing a beer with friends whilst watching the cycling.

The Giro D’Italia 2016 is the first of this year's grand tours, starting on Friday 6th May. The 99th edition of this 21 stage, Italian road race has been described by some as ‘well balanced’ others as ‘tough’, with a few calling it ‘tricky’. What is certain is that it will be exciting and we’re going to be hooked.

The race starts with three stages in Holland, a time trial in Apeldoorn followed by two road stages before moving to Catanzaro in Southern Italy and finishing in Torino. Stage 21 will finish with 8 laps of the final 7.5km circuit along the banks of the Po River then moving on to an always gripping 600m sprint finish.


Giro D’Italia quick stats:

·      3,383km

·      Starts in Holland, winds through the Dolomites and Alps finishes in Turin

·      21 Stages

·      7 mountain stages

·      3 time trials

·      7 sprint legs

Ones to watch:

Last year’s winner Alberto Contador has his eye on the Tour de France and is not defending his 2015 title so keep your eyes on these three:

·      Team Sky’s Mikel Landa,

·      Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde

·      Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali.


Giro D’Italia Competition Fun!

The race for pink is back! Because here at Canopy Beer Co we’ll be showing the highlights on our Herne Hill Tap Room big screen, we’re holding a few competitions to celebrate. Each week we’re giving away a different Canopy Beer Co prize so keep your eye on our social media channels to find out how to enter.


Competition Terms & Conditions:

Win a Mini Keg of Beer Competition Monday 16-Friday 27 May 2016:

We are offering you the chance to win a mini keg of Canopy Beer. To enter follow the post instructions on the Canopy Beer Co TwitterFacebook or Instagram accounts and use the hashtag #CanopyBeerComp. Entrants must be 18 or over. Keg to be picked up from our Herne Hill Tap Room: Arch 1127, Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road, London, SE24 9AJ. One winner will be picked on Friday 27 May 2016 and will be notified by direct message. Our competitions are in no way endorsed by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For further information please contact us.