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Kinshachi IPA by Morita Kinshachi Beer

Kinshachi IPA

Kinshachi IPA is Morita Kinshachi’s take on the India pale ale that has been redesigned and restyled since I last tried it in 2012. How do I remember that? Well, I have some pictures from a trip to Nagoya and the beer is unmistakably in that picture. It’s a 7% autumn seasonal though it has been seen outside of that …

Kinshachi Black by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Kinshachi Black

Kinshachi Black is a schwarzbier produced by Morita Kinshachi Brewery. We first came across it at World Gourmet in Yokohama during a tasting session a while back and picked up a couple of bottles for “testing” purposes. The trouble is, there is no mention of it on the Kinshachi Beer website so it’s unknown whether Kinshachi Black is a limited …

Kinshachi Imperial Stout by Morita Kinshachi Beer

Kinshachi Imperial Stout

Kinshachi Imperial Stout, also known as Kinshachi Imperial Chocolate Stout, is an 8.5% Russian Imperial Stout brewed for those cold winter months to snuggle up next too. There are two labels: the one below with the rather intimidating lady on the front (help me history readers!) and a special Valentine’s Day labelled one. It contains a lot of chocolate malt …

Morita Kinshachi Beer Information

Morita Kinshachi Beer

Morita Kinshachi Beer is the most well-known, if not biggest, craft beer produced in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture. First formed in 1996, Morita Kinshachi Beer is famous for using local Nagoya flavours, such as red miso, in their beers to produce craft beers that can be identified with the local area. However, its history can be traced back to the 19th century, something …

Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner

Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner is a beer from the three star brand brewed by Morita Kinshachi Brewery and is brewed using only German hops and malt. Fermentation for Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner occurs at lower than usual temperatures for a lager. In turn, this gives it a ripening period of one-and-a-half times the normal length for a pilsner. Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner Aroma and Taste Mitsuboshi Beer …

Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon by Morita Kinshachi

Morita Kinshachi Lemon

Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon is a fruit beer that has the added inclusion of lemon to sharpen the taste. Made using local lemons, Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon has lemon juice added during the mash process. The image below is of the old packaging before the recent redesign. Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon Aroma and Taste. Thinking Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon would benefit from …

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Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna

Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna is another beer from the three star brand by Morita Kinshachi Brewery. It is an amber beer crossed with a Vienna style beer from the 19th century. Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna is a 6% beer, so a little on the strong side compared to their other beers. Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna Aroma and Taste Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna had a light golden-amber colour …

Kinshachi Platinum Ale by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Kinshachi Platinum Ale

Platinum. More expensive than gold. Rarer than gold. Bright and shiny. Therefore Kinshachi Platinum Ale must be worth its weight as a premium craft beer. Kinshachi Platinum Ale is another award-winning beer from Morita Kinshachi Brewery having won awards at the Japan Asia Beer Cup in 2010 and 2012, and also the International Beer Competition in 2011. If Morita keeps winning …

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Mitsuboshi Pale Ale by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Mitsuboshi Pale Ale

Mitsuboshi Pale Ale is an English style pale ale brewed by Morita Kinshachi Brewery out of Nagoya. Mitsuboshi Pale Ale is based on a 19th century recipe for a style of beer that was popular under the three star brand. Brewed in a top-fermented style, so the yeast is at the top of the beer rather than at the bottom, Mitsuboshi Pale …

August Beers of the Month

Shiga Kogen Indian Summer Saison

So that time of the month again where we have to pick three of the best beers this month, and I’ve been lumbered with writing it. The new guy. Thanks a lot. July 2014 threw up a new beer with the Coedonado Ichiro’s malt, reviewed here, and two stalwarts of Japanese craftbeers: Aooni IPA and Hitachino Nest Amber ale. Our August …