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Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks・常陸野ネストブルーベースフリークス

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks is a 5% NE-IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative Brewbase range with this one being brewed with Freak’s Store, based in Shinjuku. It is brewed with the experimental hop HBC431 and also imported Mosaic hops. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks is a …

Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul・常陸ネストチョコレートソウル

Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul is a 5% New England Sweet Stout IPA from Kiuchi Brewery. It’s part of their Brew Base lineup and can be found in cans and also on tap in a limited number of bars. Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul is brewed using pale malt, wheat malt, crystal malt, dextrin malt, black patent malt, chocolate malt, and flaked …

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku・常陸野ネストよろしく

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku is a 6% spiced beer from Kiuchi Brewery, based out in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one having been brewed with Heineken… oops sorry… ex-craft beer brewery Beavertown, from the UK. Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku uses locally sourced yuzu, known as Japanese citrons, and imported Earl Grey tea for the UK. At the …

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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 …

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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 …