Slightly provocative title, in that I don't know whether there is one! I've heard the odd good thing about the Italian beer scene, and am visiting there next week, so would welcome anything on that - styles, what they're trying to do (copy the rest of Europe / America or resurrect native styles which have been lost? I've heard of a tantalising "Grape beer" style but never seen it). I'd also widen the question to Europe in general: are traditional brewing nations responding to the US/craft thing, and how? I guess I've got personal experience of 2 things: There seemed to be a number of "beer-bars" in Turin when I visited a couple of years ago, testifying to there being a scene, but on finding I was English, was offered a freebie of a "British Pale Ale" which was nice enough but obviously made with with Belgian(!) yeast - didn't have the heart to point it out... I've stumbled across a few Belgian "Tripel IPAs", which I presume to be a nod to highly-hopped US IPAs on a Belgian base - not my style and didn't think they worked, and for all I know, are a trad style anyway.