Have you ever heard of Hitachino Nest Beer? Does a beer bottle with a cute owl symbol ring a bell? Hitachino Nest Beer is made by Kiuchi Brewery located just outside Naka, Japan. The brewery is also known for making a variety of Japanese sake. Hitachino Nest Beer is available worldwide in many countries. According to their website, they export 60% of their beer internationally. Beers by Kiuchi Brewery only are produced in Japan. Other famous Japanese brands such as Sapporo and Asahi are brewed under licensing agreements in other countries. While the cost of a Hitachino beer is higher, you are drinking a truly authentic Japanese product.
What Makes Hitachino Nest Beer Special?
Beyond the beer brewed and bottled in Japan, many of their beer varieties have won international awards. The most recognized and highly praised beer they offer is the Hitachino Nest White Ale. The unfiltered White Ale is the flagship product of the brewery and the most commonly available. It is a Belgium White Ale with hints of spices and orange. A truly outstanding body and flavor. Many of the other beer varieties, such as the Japanese Classic Ale, are rich in flavor and aroma. Another popular and unique option is the Red Rice Ale.
Where Can I Enjoy Hitachino Nest Beer?
In Japan, you can sample their varieties of beer at special tasting bars and pubs. You can find the different options and locations here. In the United States, they recently opened a new location in San Francisco, California called Beer&Wagyu Hitachino. In addition, you can find Hitachino at various bars and restaurants across the United States that carry Japanese or specialty craft beer.
Where Can I Purchase Hitachino Nest Beer?
Kiuchi Brewery has a list of international distributors that carry their products. You can try contacting one close to you or a local specialty beer shop to place an order.
Kiuchi Brewery Location