Alhambra is rightly regarded as the leading craft brewery in Spain. It is at the vanguard of innovation when it comes to beer styles and modern brewing technology. As a symbol of excellence Alhambra has experienced exceptional growth in the UK beer market over the past few years.
The Alhambra brewery was founded in Granada in 1925 and is named
after the city's magnificent Alhambra Palace. The brewery was at that
time situated on the outskirts of Granada, not far from the foot of the
snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains - the source of Spain's finest
water. The growth and expansion of Granada has resulted in the brewery
now forming part of the downtown area. In 1999 another brewery, located
in Cordoba, was acquired and with it the Mezquita brand (from the
Spanish/Arabic for mosque) deriving its name from, and in homage to, the
temples of the city of Cordoba.
Despite the arrival of modern equipment little has changed in the overall brewing process since 1925. There is a great deal of difference between the Alhambra brands and other beers produced by the modern continuous brewing processes. In the case of the latter, fermentation is often accelerated and batches take approximately one week to produce. The traditional method employed by Alhambra involves slow, natural fermentation over periods of up to 39 days, depending on the brand and the desired characteristics. All the Alhambra brand beers are made with no additives. Furthermore, the water used is still drawn from the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Alhambra range of beers:
Because of its low carbonation, Alhambra on draught is particulary suited to food led outlets.
Tradicional - a classic Andalusian lager (previously branded as 'Premium'); blonde in colour with an appealing nose and palate with a citrus finish.
Especial - a specialist Pilsener with a golden colour, smooth and crisp with a full rich taste backed with fruit and a little maltiness.
Reserva - '1925' ultra premium with a unique embossed bottle this award winning lager which is brewed over 35 days has a powerful nose of caramel aromas, full flavours on the palate and a satisfying finish.
Mezquita - made in the style of a Belgium Abbey or English Old Ale this dark copper coloured beer has floral and malty aromas balanced by grapefruit acidity.
Negra - a special dark lager with an outstanding malty nose displaying hints of liquorice and a medium bodied finish.
Alhambra Product Codes:
|3802||Alhambra Especial||4.8%||30 ltr keg|
|3804||Alhambra Tradicional||4.6%||100cl nrb|
|3803||Alhambra Tradicional||4.6%||33cl nrb|
|3805||Alhambra Especial||5.4%||33cl nrb|
|3809||Alhambra 1925 Reserva||6.4%||33cl nrb|
|3827||Alhambra Sin - Low Alcohol||0.7%||33cl|
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