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Malquerida bottle

Malquerida is a
Fresh Red Beer:
a new beer
a new style
of beer

Malquerida
Albert Adrià
Ferran Adrià

Created by Damm's master brewers,
Ferran Adrià, Albert Adrià and their team

Inspired by
created for latin food

Inspired

Malquerida was created from the obsession fascination of Ferran Adrià, Albert Adrià and their team with Latin American cuisine. Latin cuisine is delicious, creative, complex and full of flavour. It is enjoyed all over the world, but there was no specific beer that would combine perfectly with its strong personality.

2014

INSISTENCE
PERSEVERANCE

To create a different beer

Ferran and Albert Adrià and their team firmly believed in the need to create a special beer for Latin food. And they decided to make it together with the team at Damm. No matter what it took.

2016

Mediterranean brewery
and latin food?
Are you Sure?

Yes

But what’s a Mediterranean brewery doing creating a beer to go with Latin food? Ferran Adrià, Albert Adrià and their team can be very persuasive. So, in early 2016, Damm said “yes”.

2016

A year of testing,
rejecting, talent,
experimentation

Malquerida

1. Diego Rey

During one of these sessions, and after thinking long and hard, Argentine artist Diego Rey came up with the winning name: Malquerida.

Too strong

2. Too strong

At first they tried including mezcal. It gave the beer an interesting smoky flavour, but it didn’t have the freshness needed to go with such strong-flavoured cuisine.

Too mild

3. Too mild

They tried beers with hints of lime, lemongrass, anise, hoja santa and many other ingredients used in Latin cuisine. But their mild flavour was overwhelmed by the intensity of the food.

Paco Méndez

4. Paco Méndez

It was then that Paco Méndez, head chef at Hoja Santa, turned up with a cocktail from his tasting menu, made with Jamaica Flower and orange. How about we add them to the beer? Delicious.

Colour

5. Colour

But that wasn’t all. The Jamaica Flower turned out to be quite a find: it was this special flower that gave the beer its wonderful red colour.

Albert Adrià

6. Albert Adrià

Yet the beer still lacked acidity and texture, which was why Albert Adrià suggested adding touches of wheat to it.

Damm master brewers

7.Damm master brewers

Damm’s master brewers developed a prototype with these latest ideas. Two months after the last session, they’d done it. The newly born beer was unanimously welcomed by all the members of the team.

Friends

8. Friends

There was still one acid test to go: getting family, friends, colleagues, customers and others to try it. And they liked it. A lot. So much so that, surprisingly, it turned out to be “very good to go with Latin food or just to drink by itself”.

Unexpected
surprising
result

2017 The First Fresh Red

Malquerida

Unexpected
surprising
result

Ingredients

For an innovative beer

Maize

This ingredient, also widely used in Latin cuisine, gives the beer a feeling of roundness and volume in the mouth.

Jamaica flower

Jamaica Flower, or hibiscus, is a flower characteristic of tropical countries and much used in Latin American cooking. It gives the beer its surprising red colour along with floral notes and freshness.

Orange

The aim was to achieve a very fresh beer, so a fruity, citrus touch of orange was perfect as it gave it extra aroma.

Wheat

To achieve a bit more acidity and texture it was decided to add wheat, which contributes hints of fruit and delicate floral notes.

Hops

Hops are indispensable for the beer’s characteristic bitterness, as well as its mild spicy notes.

Malt

Malt is the basic ingredient that gives the beer structure. It also adds agreeable toasted flavours.

Maize

This ingredient, also widely used in Latin cuisine, gives the beer a feeling of roundness and volume in the mouth.

Jamaica flower

Jamaica Flower, or hibiscus, is a flower characteristic of tropical countries and much used in Latin American cooking. It gives the beer its surprising red colour along with floral notes and freshness.

Orange

The aim was to achieve a very fresh beer, so a fruity, citrus touch of orange was perfect as it gave it extra aroma.

Wheat

To achieve a bit more acidity and texture it was decided to add wheat, which contributes hints of fruit and delicate floral notes.

Hops

Hops are indispensable for the beer’s characteristic bitterness, as well as its mild spicy notes.

Malt

Malt is the basic ingredient that gives the beer structure. It also adds agreeable toasted flavours.

Malquerida
beer welcomed
by latin
food.

The beer welcomed by Latin cuisine.

The ideal partner
for spicy, strong
and sharp dishes

  • 5% Alcohol by Volume
  • 10.7% Original Gravity
  • 18 IBU
  • 7.4 Colour
  • Fresh
    Red
    Type of beer