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Asamurasake
Awashizuku
Hitachino Nest Anbai (Plum Wheat Ale w/salt)
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia
Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale
Hitachino Nest Dai-Dai
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew
Hitachino Nest Hinomaru Pepper Ale
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Hitachino Nest Saison de Japon
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout
Hitachino Nest Weizen
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Hitachino Nest XH
Hitachino Nest Yuzu Lager
Hitachino Nest Yuzu Saison
Kiuchi No Shizuku
Kiuchi Umeshu "Plum Wine"
Kurahibiki
Kurakagami
Kurashizuku
Old style Yahamai genshu
Sake Giftbox
Tarusake
Vintage Gekkakow
Yuzu Wine
Zenkoji
Kiuchi Shuzou Ltd
Press
Type: Brewery and Sake
Website: http://www.kodawari.cc/

Craft Beer, Cupcakes Pair Up for Beer Necessities Event

Publisher:
Bitch Beer

Date Published:
02/25/2015

Description / Excerpt:
"A couple dozen craft beer loving ladies piled into WhichCraft Beer Store Monday, Feb. 23 to sample decadent cupcakes baked using an array of craft beers and cider. The event, organized by the Austin chapter of the all female beer tasting group Beer Necessities, featured sweet treats from local baking start-up Boozy’s Cupcakes.

"There was the Aspall Hard Cider Cupcake stuffed with a whiskey caramel apple compote, an Elevation Beer Co. Señorita Imperial Porter Cupcake with an Horchata Buttercream Frosting and the Hitachino Nest Chocolate Espresso Stout Cupcake topped with Nutella Frosting..."

Credits:
Caroline

URL:
http://bitchbeer.org/2015/02/25/craft-beer-cupcakes-pair-up-for-beer-necessities-event/

Expert Advice: The 25 Best Beers in the World

Publisher:
Men's Journal online

Date Published:
07/17/2012

Description / Excerpt:
A Belgian-style brown ale brewed in Japan and aged for three months in shochu casks? Though it may sound like some sort of beer-world curiosity that's tastier in concept than in execution, this strong, spicy, frothy oddity from Japan's most famous craft brewery reveals delicious, complex flavors of cinnamon and wood with a gin-like aroma – from its time in the rice-wine barrels – that are far more appealing than one might expect.

Read more: http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/the-25-best-beers-in-the-world-hitachino-nest-beer-xh-20120705#ixzz20ufDgnXn

Credits:
Men's Journal online

URL:
http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-25-best-beers-in-the-world-20120712/hitachino-nest-beer-xh-japan

Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale

Publisher:
Rum & Reviews Magazine online

Date Published:
04/11/2012

Description / Excerpt:
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale is reviewed by Chris Hall.

"The Japanese Classic Ale from Hitachino is matured in cedar casks (though it is not clear what these were used for previously, some believe sake or wine) and brewed ‘like the old IPA style method from England’. It certainly looks like an IPA in the glass; a beautiful bronze colour with a generous white foam that laces the glass nicely. The aroma combines subtle sniffs of baking bread, orange peel, spice and a slight woody scent that may or may not be the cedar..."

Credits:
Chris Hall

URL:
http://rumandreviews.com/2012/04/02/hitachino-nest-japanese-classic-ale/

Four Beer Trends to Try Now

Publisher:
Details online

Date Published:
04/01/2012

Description / Excerpt:
"Everything you need to know about Japanese craft beer, barrel-aged beer, wine-beer hybrids, and gypsy-brewed beer.

"Until lately, cocktail geeks and wine snobs had all the fun. But now brewers are crafting beers with the complexity of fine whiskey, the acidity of great champagne, and the bright flavors of a mixologist's special. "There are so many ways for brewers to innovate," says Greg Engert, beer director at ChurchKey in Washington, D.C. "Every day I put five new beers on tap, and every week I add 10 new bottles to the menu." With so much to be sampled, here's a guide to the most exciting trends brewing in the beer world..."


Read More http://www.details.com/style-advice/food-and-drinks/201204/beer-trends-brewing-craft#ixzz1qbjbFMwz

Credits:
Rob Willey, Plamen Petkov

URL:
http://www.details.com/style-advice/food-and-drinks/201204/beer-trends-brewing-craft?currentPage=1

The Portland of the Far East: Craft beer is booming in Japan.

Publisher:
Slate Magazine

Date Published:
06/15/2011

Description / Excerpt:
"Walking through Tokyo's garish Roppongi district on my first visit to Japan, I found it remarkably easy to ignore the pulsing high-tech signs promoting electronics, movies, and cars. What caught my eye was probably the most modest ad: a tiny bilingual sandwich board that said "Craft Beer Bar." When I think of Japanese alcohol, sake and mass-produced lagers come to mind. Apart from the excellent Hitachino Nest, I wasn't aware of any Japanese craft brewers of note. Skeptical, I squeezed down a narrow staircase into a tiny, subterranean bar, expecting nothing more than insight into which foreign craft beers suit the Japanese palate, and possibly a taste of a Hitachino Nest creation that hadn't yet crossed the Pacific..."

Credits:
Mark Garrison

URL:
http://www.slate.com/id/2296704/

10 great booze-aged brews

Publisher:
Draft Magazine

Date Published:
12/28/2010

Description / Excerpt:
"Keep warm this winter with big beers aged in boozy barrels."

Credits:
Draft Magazine

URL:
http://draftmag.com/features/10-great-booze-aged-brews/

The 25 Best Beers in the World

Publisher:
Men's Journal

Date Published:
10/01/2010

Description / Excerpt:
"We searched far and wide to put together this definitive guide to the world’s tastiest beers. Plus: The Best Bar in the World. Thanks to an influx of small-batch importers (and some big-footprint retailers such as Whole Foods), it’s easier than ever to drink obscure brews from around the globe. At the same time, the American craft scene keeps getting better as ambitious brewmasters pioneer new methods and styles. So for our seventh annual beer survey, we started by asking craft-brew luminaries a simple question: What’s the best beer in the world? Then we tried them all. The result? A been-there, drank-that guide to the greatest brew on the planet — plus 24 runners-up, in no particular order. Enjoy."

Credits:
Christian DeBenedetti & Seth Fletcher

URL:
http://www.mensjournal.com/25-best-beers-in-the-world

Beer Here! (And There) Take an international beer crawl at Monte Carlo

Publisher:
Vegas Seven

Date Published:
07/29/2010

Description / Excerpt:
Japan

Hitachino Nest White Ale at Dragon Noodle Company, $10

The Belgian-style brand flagship has a light tangerine color and a tutti-frutti flavor reminiscent of clementines plus coriander, nutmeg and orange peel. Bartender Christina says she loves the citrusy notes of this Japanese craft-brew, also available in Weizen, Classic Ale, Ginger Brew and—another winner—Red Rice Ale, which has a rosy color, a strawberry, anise and eucalyptus nose, and a subtle, yeasty sake flavor. hitachinonest.com.

Italy

Strada San Felice Italian Chestnut Ale at d.Vino, $15

A medium-bodied, dry-yet-fruity and instantly addictive dark-amber chestnut ale brewed with wood-fired chestnuts from the famous chestnut-growing area of Piedmont. A standout from among d.Vino’s exceptional, food-friendly Italian craft brew portfolio, which also includes Via Emilia Dry-Hopped Pale Lager, Re Ale Extra Italian IPA, and the Birrificio Barley Brewery selections: Friska Biere Blanche, Toccadibo Strong Golden Ale, and Sella del Diavolo Italian Amber Ale. gradoplato.it.

Credits:
Xania Woodman

URL:
http://weeklyseven.com/nightlife/2010/july/29/beer-here-and-there

The State of Beer: All roads lead to experimentation

Publisher:
Beverage Media

Date Published:
07/10/2010

Description / Excerpt:
It’s conventional wisdom that in tough times, people need a drink, and beer, typically the most affordable of all beverage alcohol drinks, reigns as a “recession-proof” product. In 2009, however, beer felt the impact of the recession, with overall sales down around 2.2% nationally—that’s about 5 million barrels-worth —according to the Boulder-based Brewers Association. Many consumers responded to tough times by
shifting to sub-premium brands, opting for Keystone rather than Miller Lite.

While the big domestic brands were down about 1%, imports took a bigger hit and were 9.8% off from the previous year. Off-premise sales are somewhat healthier than the restaurant and bar business, where sales were down almost 4%. However, if you’re crying in your beer over these numbers, it’s probably not a craft beer. Despite their higher per-unit prices, 2009 was actually a banner year for crafts, with 7% growth by volume. “Craft beers are still sexy,” says Bill DeLuca, VP of sales at Manhattan Beer Distributors in New York. “Good quality, high-end beers have a smaller base that’s going to grow no matter what kind of economy we’re in.” Craig Purser, president of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, says the trend applies across the nation, noting that consumer demand for a wide variety of styles and brands has trumped concerns that consolidation at the production level—Anheuser-Busch and In-Bev, SABMiller and Coors—would lend their national brands even greater weight in the distribution chain.


Credits:
Jim Clarke
Gadd's Sixpack

Publisher:
The Tasting Panel Magazine

Date Published:
05/01/2010

Description / Excerpt:
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
“The head rises like a mushroom cloud over Nagasaki.” Or so I first wrote, being smartassed and American and all. Then, out of nowhere, the sweet-grainy nose struck me like a squadron of kamikazes, so devastating in its attack that I had to pour myself a control glass just to doublecheck the flak that had hit my sensorium: bubblegum with baseball cards, open sacks of feed-store provender, a healthy dose of Yokohama back-street
trouble, a few drops of samurai sweat and rancio-like movie popcorn slathered with weeks-old butter...

Credits:
David Gadd

URL:
http://www.tastingpanelmag.com/

Picture: Kiuchi Brewery, Ibaraki, Japan
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