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Echigo Flying IPA by Echigo Beer Company

Echigo Flying IPA

Echigo Flying IPA is a 5.5% American IPA from Echigo Beer based in Niigata, Japan. At the time of writing, Echigo hadn’t released any new canned beers in over five years, and with beer, it presents a big change in direction for the design of the beers as well, with confirmation that Echigo Beer Company are entering the US market. …

Kokage Stout by Cocono Hops

Kokage Stout

Kokage Stout is a 7% stout from Cocono Hops but is contract brewed at Echigo Beer Company for them. It’s brewed using 100% malt, thus without any adjuncts and as such, is styled as a beer rather than a happoshu. At the time of writing, it can be found in bottles though I suspect it may also be on tap …

Echigo Premium Red Ale by Echigo Beer Company

Echigo Premium Red Ale is a 5.5% amber ale from Echigo Beer Company, based in Yuzawa city, Niigata. Without focussing too much on the trigger word for Joe’s sake, this beer is part of their all-year round range and has become increasingly common across Japan over the last few years. It has an IBU of 25 units; however, the hops …

Echigo Pale Ale by Echigo Beer

Echigo Pale Ale

Echigo Pale Ale is a 5% English style pale ale straight out of Niigata from Echigo Beer. The description on the bottle reads along the lines of someone having consumed one too many of these and then stringing some random words together: “Feeling the hop bitterness is good” and “The weird influence of tea on the ale works well” or …

Echigo Weizen by Echigo Beer

Echigo Weizen

Echigo Weizen is a kristalweizen, or a weizen beer that has been filtered (unlike a hefeweizen), from Echigo Beer, Niigata. It has an abv of 5% and is based on a traditional recipe from Bavaria, Germany and uses German yeast in the recipe. Echigo Weizen is not the same as the Echigo White Ale Weizen so be careful there. Echigo Weizen …

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Echigo Beer Information

Echigo Beer

Echigo Beer was the first microbrewery in Japan to form once the Japanese government had reduce the production capacity and licensing laws in 1993. Echigo Beer started a brewpub in 1995 and began selling their first beer, Ocean Beer, in October of the same year. Since then, Echigo Beer has grown in size and is now considered one of the …