Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale by Kiuchi Shuzo

Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale 常陸野ネスト塩梅エール

Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale is a 7% gose beer from Kiuchi Shuzo, based in Naka city, in Ibaraki, Japan. Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale used to be part of their overseas-only range, but has recently been seen domestically. It’s brewed green sour plum (ume) and Japanese sea salt (moshio) which is represented in the kanji on the label with 塩梅. At the time …

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Brewbase Sidekick Slick IPA by Hitachino Nest

Brewbase Sidekick Slick IPA ブルーベースサイドキックIPA

Brewbase Sidekick Slick IPA is a 6% IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their Brewbase range of beers, with this one being a collaborative effort between Daytona and Transporter – both lifestyle magazines in Japan. This is the second entry in the Brewbase range – with other efforts including Brewbase Eazy Ride IPA and Brewbase Crazy Hazy Baby. I …

Brewbase Crazy Hazy Baby by Hitachino Nest

Brewbase Crazy Hazy Baby is a 6% New England IPA (NEIPA) from Hitachino Nest. It’s just been brewed as of October 2018, and time is absolutely of the essence with NEIPAs, so get in there quick. Brewbase Crazy Hazy Baby Aroma and Taste Brewbase Crazy Hazy Baby poured out a thick, cloudy apple juice colour with a big fluffy off-white …

Hitachino Nest Session IPA by Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Naka, in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range, and can be found in the Hitachino Nest taprooms in Akihabara and in Tokyo Station. Hitachino Nest Session IPA is brewed using exclusively Amarillo hops at the time of writing. Hitachino Nest Session IPA Aroma and Taste Hitachino Nest …

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA By Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA 常陸野ネストビール ブリューベースイージーライドIPA

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is a 6% American IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Daytona and Transporter (both Japanese magazines) with the former being about motorcycles (alcohol and vehicles being a big nono in Japan) and the latter being a beer magazine. Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is brewed with freshly pressed coconut …

Futako Ale by Futako Beer

Futako Ale

Futako Ale is a 5% American pale ale brewed by Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. Like the rest of the Futako Beers, Futako Ale was brewed under contract at Hitachino Nest and the beer can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Futako Ale also contains barley that has been locally grown in the Setagaya area of Tokyo, …

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Hitachino Yosano Fresh CC by Kiuchi Brewery 

Hitachino Yosono Fresh CC

Hitachino Yosano Fresh CC is a 4.0% American pale ale from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their limited draft only release and as such, there are no plans to release it in bottles. Hitachino Yosano Fresh CC uses hops from Yosano town, based in Kyoto, which is part of a collaborative project between towns in the area …

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 …