Nagahama Roman Beer, also sometimes known as Roman Beer, is a craft beer brewery located in Shiga, Japan. Located on the shores of Lake Biwa, also known as Biwa-ko, Nagahama Roman Beer have been producing craft beer since 1996, the year the Japanese government loosened its restrictions on the production of beer. While not necessary a traditional German brewery, Nagahama Roman Beer do try to follow the Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law, whereby only malt, hops, water, and yeast are used during production of beer.
Nagahama Roman Beer Lineup
The following are part of Nagahama Roman Beer’s all-year round lineup
- Nagahama WZN Special – a 5% German hefeweizen that was first released in cans in 2016.
- Nagahama IPA Special – a 5.5% American IPA brewed using only imported Citra hops.
- Nagahama Ale – a 5.5% American pale ale that is considered to be Nagahama Roman Beer’s flagship serving.
- Nagahama Ibuki Weizen – a 5% German hefeweizen that has Chinese juniper added during the boil.
- Nagahama Oumi Pilsner – a 5% Czech pilsner
- Nagahama Kurokabe Stout – a 5% dry stout that is strongly influenced by Guinness.
Nagahama Roman Beer Details:
Homepage (in Japanese): www.romanbeer.com