Alhambra Reserva Roja: Intricate Design in the Form of Beer
Beer connoisseurs appreciate good design: they like products that are made with care at home, and beautiful architecture and art when they are abroad. For this reason, Alhambra Reserva Roja is an excellent beer option for the person who wants a craft beer with a rich history and a unique brewing process.
The Alhambra, the palace and fortress of the old emirs of Granada, is considered one of the architectural wonders of the world. The name refers to the red walls of the fortress: Alhambra means “the red” in Arabic.
When choosing a name for their beer company, the founders of Alhambra wanted a term that indicated their commitment to their craft and their passion for their region of Spain.
At Alhambra, we believe that good things come to those who wait. Our brewing process means that the craft beer is made slowly, but it is worth the extra effort and time to create something exceptional. Alhambra Reserva Roja is made for those who take time to enjoy its full bodied flavor. More over, it contains high quality ingredients only: pure water, malted barley, and hops.
The Brewing Process
1. We begin with malting the beer and milling the barley malt and oats.
2. Next, the wort is created through an infusion of the malt into water from local aquifers. The wort liquid is then filtered and sterilized by boiling.
3. The unique hops are then added to the wort before a second filtration process: this double filtration ensures that all the flavor is retained without any cloudiness in the final beer. The proportion of hops determines the level of bitterness, measured in International Bitterness Units (IBUs) that the beer has.
4. The wort is then cooled to be fermented. Yeast is added to turn the sugars in the wort into alcohol, while also generating the deliciously foamy carbonation of the final product. The beer may ferment for 2 weeks or more to reach the necessary alcohol content and balance of flavors.