Ginmai White by Tainai Kogen Beer

Ginmai White 吟米ホワイト

Ginmai White is a 5% Belgian witbier from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Tainai city, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Ginmai Beer line up that uses locally sourced koshihikari rice from the Niigata area, which is also the same kind used by the sake manufacturers in Niigata. Ginmai White Aroma and Taste DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREEN! That …

Ginmai IPA by Tainai Kogen Beer

Ginmai IPA 吟米IPA

Ginmai IPA is a 6% English IPA from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Ginmai Beer range and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though the latter is likely to only be in Niigata. Ginmai IPA, like the white, is brewed using locally grown Koshihikari rice, one of Japan’s most famous strains …

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen by Taniai Kogen Beer 

Tainai Kougen Citra Weizen 胎内高原シトラヴァイツェン

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. If you hadn’t guessed from the name, Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen uses Citra hops for bittering and flavouring, rather than your usual Tettnanger or Hallertau hops which …

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Tainai Kogen Beer

Tainai Kogen Beer Logo

Tainai Kogen Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Tainai City, Niigata. It was founded in 2011 as an off-shoot to the Niigata Beer company and since then, has grown larger year upon year. The brewery strictly adheres to the Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law, so all of Tainai Kogen’s beers do not include any adjuncts, such as orange …

Tainai Kogen Weizen by Tainai Kogen Beer

Tainai Weizen 胎内ヴァイツェン

Tainai Kogen Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen style beer from Tainai Kogen Beer, brewed in Tainai city in Niigata. It’s brewed to a traditional Bavarian recipe that uses a minimum of 50% wheat malt and, urgh, is advertised as being recommended for women. Why men can’t drink wheat beers is beyond me but according to Tainai Kogen Beer, Tainai Kogen …

Tainai Kogen Alt by Tainai Kogen Beer

Tainai Kogen Alt 胎内高原アルト

Tainai Kogen Alt is an alt style beer not from Niigata Brewery, the parent company, but rather Tainai Kogen Beer- even though the former is emblazoned across the bottle while the latter is hidden away. Tainai Kogen Alt is brewed using dark, roasted malt in the mix to produce a 5.5% beer. Tainai Kogen Alt Aroma and Taste I first heard of Tainai …