There is such an irony here.
I now live in Italy. As you can imagine the homebrew scene is easily dominated by the home wine making scene. Homebrewing and "artigianal" beers are growing in popularity though, and there are some pretty good microbreweries popping up (especially in Northern Italy). Homebrewing here is a bit different though in terms of equipment and techniques. You can't find racking canes (I had to import mine from the States), and most sites just recommend using potassium metabisulfate for sanitizing (no StarSan
Anyway, I've been looking for glass carboys, and Italian homebrew sites just don't have them. The typical fermenter is a plastic bucket (which always
has a spigot). The funny thing is as I'm researching carboys, I find that all the glass ones in the States come from ... Italy
... yet nobody uses them over here.
In Italian beer forums they are treated like some mythical beer creature only found in a far away place called North America
Does anyone know what company makes these?