Minamishinshu Beer Company Information

Minamishinshu Beer Company

Minamishinshu Beer CompanyMinamishinshu Beer Company is a craft beer brewery located in Komagane, in Nagano prefecture. The brewery started up in 1996, soon after the deregulation of brewing capacities in 1994, and was the first craft beer brewery in Nagano at the time.  Like most other breweries at the time, Minamishinshu Beer company started out as an offshoot of Komagatake Shuzo, a local sake manufacturer that was looking to branch out with their alcohol production. In the beginning, they started out with four main beers based on German styles and have slowly branched out their range of beers to include some non-German beers as well as some seasonal beers too.

Minamishinshu Beer Company Main Lineup

The following beers can be found all-year round:

Minamishinshu Beer Company Seasonal Lineup

The following beers can be found during specific times of the year:

  • Minamishinshu Beer Porter – a 6% porter that is brewed to an English recipe. On sale during January and February.
  • Minamishinshu Beer IPA – a 6% IPA that uses four times as many hops than their regular ale. On sale during March and April.
  • Minamishinshu Beer Blueberry Hop – a 6.5% fruit beer that is technically a happoshu due to the amount of blueberries and low malt content. On sale in spring.
  • Minamishinshu Beer Komagatake Ale – a 6.5% version of the Golden Ale. On sale during May and June.
  • Minamishinshu Beer Alps Weizen – a 4.5% German hefeweizen with a twist. On sale during July and August.
  • Minamishinshu Beer Oktoberfest – a 6% märzen style beer that is brewed to a traditional German recipe. On sale during September and October.
  • Minamishinshu Beer Christmas Ale – a 7.5% English strong ale beer that is the strongest beer made by Minamishinshu Beer Company. On sale during November and December.
  • Minamishinshu Wonder Barley Akane – an 8.5% barleywine that is a collaborative beer with WoWoW TV network.

Minamishinshu Beer Company Details

Address:  〒399-4301 Nagano-ken, Kamiina-gun, Miyada-mura 4752-31

Phone: 0265-85-5777

Homepage (in Japanese): http://www.ms-beer.co.jp/index.html

Online Store: http://ms-beer.co.jp/beer/shopping/shopping-list/

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