Los Cervecéuticos, a company based in the Spanish municipality of Xàtiva and specialized in so-called signature beers, has just launched a new beer in tribute to one of the most representative fruits of Ribera del Xúquer: kakis, a product linked to the region even by a Designation of Origin.
As stated by the firm, this is "a beer with the exuberance of an IPA; hoppy and fruity, but with the friendly character of the Ribera kakis."
The kakis used for its production are not the conventional ones available on supermarket shelves, but rather the fruit grown in La Ribera which has not been subjected to the treatment that removes its original astringency. "We only use the pieces harvested with a millenary Japanese natural technique that is now also being implemented in La Ribera," says José Vicente Jordán, director of Los Cervecéuticos. "The product obtained is naturally confited and very smooth, which makes this beer suitable for everyone," says Jordán.
This time, as they did with the figa de pala (local fig) and the meló d’Alger (local melon), the two latest flavors added to their product line, they are aiming for "the character of the Valencian autumn and winter" to be reflected in the beer.
Los Cervecéuticos has announced that production is already underway and that they hope to start promoting this new line during the next Christmas holidays.