Palax – craft beer from Rioja ~ 33cl
A truly ‘Artesan’ (Craft) lager-style beer from Cervecera Artesana, a brewery dedicated to making hand-crafted beers that is part of a winery in Rioja.
Made from Hallertau Tradition hops, German Pilsner malt and a Belgium yeast; brewed over 7 days and then left to condition for a further 25.
This beer has a light filtration to help emphasise taste and character.
Cervecera Artesana is situated in La Rioja, Spain and has what must be one of the most stunning views from any brewery in the world. Founded in 2012 the brewery is nestled among the famous vineyards of the region.
Full aromas with hints of honey and flowers and citrus in the background. Following on the palate is fresh with a balanced fruit and malt character, well integrated with a soft hop bitterness.
About the Brand
Cervecera Artesana are located in Nalda next to our Rioja producers Bodegas Nivarius. Their Palax and Ceriux range of craft beers take full advantage of the pure local water from a spring in the upper Iregua river basin in a natural, environmentally-rich area surrounded by beech and oak trees. Quality raw ingredients as well cutting edge technology to satisfy even the most discerning beer connoisseurs. The resulting craft beers are rich in nuances and personality.
Palax is a lager available on draught or as bottle conditioned. It is brewed over 7 days and then left to condition for a further 25. It is either kegged with minimal filtration and no pasturisation or primed to give a secondary fermentation in the bottle for another 3 weeks.
Ceriux is a highly-expressive, double fermented craft ale; made using an ingredient that sets it apart from other beers – grape must. After the initial brewing process it is left to age for over a month and then a secondary fermentation takes place triggered by the addition of concentrated must, provided by the next door winery. The Viura and Tempranillo grape musts add subtle aromas and flavours that make Ceriux delicious and very different.