Inawashiro Ji-Beer Information

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Inawashiro Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located on the edges of Inawashiro lake in Fukushima prefecture. The brewery opened up in 1997 and has won numerous awards since then for all of the beers. The beers are all based on the German Reinheitsgebot, and the brewers use imported brewing equipment from Germany and even had a German brewmaster to …

Inawashiro Weizen by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Weizen

Inawashiro Weizen is one of Inawashiro Ji-Beer’s original beers first produced in 1997. It is a 4.9% German hefeweizen and can be found generally in bottled form though we have seen it on draft at Craft Beer Market Toranomon. Inawashiro Weizen is brewed using a blend of both barley malts and wheat malts to produce its distinctive flavour. (Note, even though the …

Inawashiro Brown Weizen by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Brown Weizen

Inawashiro Brown Weizen follows up from the Inawashiro Weizen here by being a dunkelweizen, or a dark weizen, style beer. It’s a seasonal beer though only released in winter and generally found in bottle form. Inawashiro Brown Weizen has an abv of 5% and a very short shelf life. The bottle I got was received at the beginning of March 2015 …

Inawashiro Rauch by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Rauch

Smoked beer, such as Inawashiro Rauch, are not a well-known style of beer in Japan, with Fujizakura Heights Rauch being the best of a small bunch so far, with that bunch totalling one. Inawashiro Rauch has been part of the Inawashiro Ji-Beer range since 1997 and is brewed using beech tips in smoking the malt. It is brewed all year round and it …

Inawashiro Pilsner by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Pilsner

Inawashiro Pilsner is one of those beers that has the appellation “ji-beer” tagged onto it. If you haven’t had the fortune to read Joe’s soapbox on that, go and read it now on his review of Abashiri Jaga Draft for a more informed discussion on it and its downfalls of being tagged onto a beer. Inawashiro Pilsner has been brewed since …

Inawashiro Golden Angel by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Golden Angel

Inawashiro Golden Angel is a cross between two different kinds of malt; a pilsner malt and a deeply roasted caramel malt to produce a “unique” twist on a Dortmunder style beer, first brewed back in 2000. It is brewed using a mixture of these malts in the brewing process to produce a 5% beer that comes in nondescript bottles. The only way …