Nanto Brewery is a Japanese craft beer brewery based in Nanjō-shi, Okinawa and the brewery owns the Nihede Beer range and was founded in 2001, at Okinawa World attraction. The name “nihede” comes from the local Okinawan language where “にふぇーでーびる “, in English “nihe-de-biru”, is used as an expression of thanks to fellow people. The brewery also uses only malt, hops, yeast and water sourced from the local Gyokusendo cave in their beers. The brewery is located on the site of Okinawa World theme park and aquarium.
Nanto Brewery Main Lineup
The following beers are part of the year-round lineup of beers.
- Nihede Black Ale – a 5% porter-style beer that is unfiltered and thus undergoes bottle conditioning.
- Nihede Soft Type – a 5% kölsch style beer that is also unfiltered. It also won Japan’s best kölsch style beer for seven years running.
- Nihede Hard Type – a % alt style beer that is also unfiltered. It gets its name from the hard flavours that are associated with altbiers rather than the kind of water used.
- Nihede Okinawa IPA – a 5% IPA that was first released in 2015.
Nanto Brewery Details
Address: Okinawa-ken, Nanjō-shi, Tamagusuku, Maekawa 1367
Homepage (in Japanese): http://www.nantosyuzo.com/
Online store: http://www.nantosyuzo.com/products/