Thank God it’s Friday. There’s nothing better than starting off the weekend with a nice bottle of cold beer, really.
If the internet was my mini bar, I’d be having a Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale right now. Not only does it look great (loving the cute retro design) but it sounds delicious, too. The taste of the Red Rice Ale is described as overall malty with roasted rice flavors and a slightly earthy bitterness but at the same time leaves you with hints of ripe strawberries. So while it’s very reminiscent of traditional sake on the one side, it’s also sweet and fruity on the other. If this description doesn’t make your mouth water with excitement I don’t know what will..
About the brand:
After having exclusively brewed sake for over 130 years, the well known Japanese Kiuchi Brewery got rebranded into Hitachino Nest and started brewing beer in the late 1990s. What started out as a by-product of sake brewing has now earned the company a lot of national and international recognition as well as several awards.
As an ecologically responsible brewery, Hitachino even distills the remaining by-products of sake brewing (called sake kasu) into liquor and therefore reduces its own production of waste to a minimum. If only recycling was always that delicious..
I don’t know about you guys but I’m totally sold on Hitachino Nest. Now the only question is: How do I get my hands on one of these bottles?
Follow up 03.08.13:
I’ve just found a great shop where you can buy all the Hitachino Nest Beer goodness you need. There are obviously different flavours available. White Ale, Amber Ale and Pale Ale. Too bad we don’t live in Japan, but maybe you do.
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