Fernet-Branca + Forbidden Root’s “Fernetic” Beer

A limited-edition release deconstructing the herbs from the Italian digestif's family recipe

As breweries have grown more exploratory, many curious products have hit the shelves in recent years—some poor, some excellent and the bulk somewhere in-between. With the announcement of Fernetic, however, one can’t help but be excited. Here, Chicago’s first-ever botanic brewery and restaurant, Forbidden Root, partnered with the classic Italian digestif brand Fernet-Branca. Forbidden Root deconstructed the historic amaro recipe—digging into its 27 botanicals—and created …