Japanese Craft Beer

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40+ Japanese Craft Beers to try in the shop or takeaway.

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echigo beer at ajitoya KOSHIHIKARI ECHIGO BEER 500ML NAGOYA 5.00%

echigo beer has been well recognised as the first & leading Japanese craft beer brand since its birth in 1994. this beer is smooth, dry & crisp flavoured 100% genuine Japanese made premium quality rice lager made from Niigata grown rice, Japanese malts & hops, japanese water by japanese craftman.
it has a great matching with foods that have subtle flavours

 

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hitachino nest beer at ajitoya HITACHINO NEST WHITE ALE WHITBIER w NUTMEG 330ML IBARAKI 5.00%

aroma of orange and citrus fruit fills the nose, along with coriander. very classic wit aroma. a refreshing mildly hopped belgian styled beer with a complex flavour of coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. the finish has taste of orange peel, spicy clove, and ginger all mixed together along with a slight malt sweetness

 

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hitachino nest beer at ajitoya HITACHINO NEST RED RICE ALE 330ML IBARAKI 7.00%

complex sake like flavours with malt sweet notes. hints of strawberries on the nose and palate. an intriguing mix of sake, malt and bitter notes in the finish

 

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hitachino nest beer at ajitoya HITACHINO NEST CLASSIC ALE IPA 330ML IBARAKI 7.00%

bottle-conditioned fine creamy head on top. medium bodied feel with sweet bitter taste.
it has a unique note of cedar and complex spicy yet mild aroma of british traditional hops such as kent goldings and challenger

 

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hitachino nest beer at ajitoya HITACHINO NEST ESPRESSO STOUT 330ML IBARAKI 7.50%

pitch black appearance, with a big brown head. aromas of chocolate, roasted bitterness, black currants, dark fruits. caramel, roasted, black and chocolate malts provide an explosion of coffee like flavors. the strong espresso character comes from the addition of espresso beans to the boil. there are notes of vanilla, dark fruit, cocoa and chocolate. smooth and slightly bitter finish

 

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HITACHINO NEST SWEET STOUT 330ML IBARAKI 4.00%

one of the last, true examples of this classic beer style, which was first documented in the 1900s in England. The nutritional value of lactose, a by-product of cheese making, is widely credited in the further development of this style throughout the 20th and 21st century, in particular during and after both world wars. As milk sugars are not fermentable by beer yeast, sweet stouts are characterised by their low level of alcohol (around 3.5% ABV), rather modest carbonation, and hints of sweetness on the palate and finish. The rise of mass produced beers in the later part of the 20th century, however, caused the demise of this classic style

 

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HITACHINO NEST GINGER ALE 330ML IBARAKI 7.00%

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew is brewed with raw ginger, and has complex flavours & aromas of ginger, citrus, and malt which pair-up beautifully with spicy dishes such as prawn salad, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese food (spiced with lime, tamarind, cilantro, chillies), crab cakes and others

 

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HITACHINO NEST EXTRA HIGH 330ML IBARAKI 8.00%

Hitachino Nest XH(Extra High) is a strong Belgian Brown Ale, matured in shochu (distilled sake) casks. maturation in stainless steel tanks: three weeks Maturation in shochu casks: three months

 

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HITACHINO NEST NIPPONIA 550ML IBARAKI 6.50%

this new “barley malt” (cross pollination between the European “Golden Melon” and the Japanese barley malt “Shikoku”) disappeared a “relatively long time ago” (about 50 years ago).
a few years ago Mr.Kiuchi acquired 16 seeds from the Department of Agricultural History in Japan. he started to plant those 16 seeds {on a 2 square foot area!} about 5 years ago. After the first harvest they planted all new seeds again….and did the same the next year and the following .
finally, last year’s harvest yielded enough “Kaneko Golden Malt” to brew the first batch of “Ancient Nipponia” (along with the historic Sorachi Ace hops)

 

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YOHO BREWING YONA YONA 330ML NAGANO 5.00%

 

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YOHO BREWING AOONI IPA 330ML NAGANO 5.00%

 

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YOHO BREWING TOKYO BLACK PORTER 330ML NAGANO 5.00%

 

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YOHO BREWING SUN SUN
ORGANIC BEER
330ML NAGANO 5.00%

 

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GINGA KOGEN SILVER BOTTLE 300ML IWATE 5.00%

fruity beer with rich taste made by packaging "weizen", the traditional beer in the south germany made with over 50% wheat malt, without filtering beer yeast. blue bottle with modern design brings out table coordinates

 

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ROBOT NINJA SORACHI HOP LAGER 330ML AUSTRALIA 4.60%

brewed in the Japanese lager style, light & dry with notes of lemon from the use of sorachi ace hop variety

 

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coedo premium beer at ajitoya COEDO RURI 333ML KAWAGOE 5.00%

a beautifully delicate Japanese-style super premium pilsner with a nice white contrast of soft foam and a clear golden colour. a crisp and refreshing feel, with a good balance of hoppy bitterness and a satisfying deep refined flavour

 

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coedo premium beer at ajitoya COEDO SHIRO 333ML KAWAGOE 5.00%

a smooth non-filtered wheat beer with a cloudy but bright golden hue. this white beer from Japan has a sweet, fruity aroma with banana and cloves that comes from the use of wheat malts and a specially selected top fermentation yeast. a medium carbonation with rich flavours makes shiro a refreshing and enjoyable drinking experience

 

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coedo premium beer at ajitoya COEDO SHIKKOKU 333ML KAWAGOE 5.00%

an aged dark lager (schwarzbier) with a glossy black hue that contrasts with the light brown head. the combination of two types of black malts (black & chocolate malts) with six types of malts creates a pleasant aromatic roast that results in a light, smooth and mild dark beer. fragrant coffee and chocolate aroma

 

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coedo premium beer at ajitoya COEDO BENIAKA 333ML KAWAGOE 7.00%

with a reddish-brown hue, this multi-award winning Japanese super premium lager features an aromatic sweet fragrance. the original concept was born from an encounter between a Japanese brewmaster and the locally available sweet potatoes. there is a slightly higher alcohol content due to an extended maturation process, which deepens the richness of the beer. the use of sweet potatoes is a unique aspect of COEDO beniaka

 

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COEDO KYARA 333ML KAWAGOE 5.00%

deep red and yellow-brown hue. a lager beer with a rich malt flavour and the aroma of caramel and hops. recommend to take time to enjoy Kyara slowly in order to distinguish the combination of rich, smooth flavours in the body concealed behind the modest foams

 

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BAIRD BEER NUMAZU LAGER 360ML SHIZOUKA 5.40%

Clean, soft Numazu water combines with German malts and a mix of world hops to yield a fantastically round yet snappy lager. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated like all Baird Beers.

 

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BAIRD BEER RED ROSE AMBER ALE 360ML SHIZOUKA 5.80%

The Red Rose is a most original Amber Ale – the result of high fermentation (with ale yeast) at an unusually low (lager-like) temperature. This robust, rich brew, with fruity, malty flavors, is nonetheless crisp, refreshing, and dry. As a rose – extravagantly layered, expansively fragrant, and just a bit prickly.

 

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BAIRD BEER KUROFUNE PORTER 360ML SHIZOUKA 6.00%

Kurofune is the word Japanese used to describe the American gunboats that came to open Japan to Western trade. Kurofune Porter is sleek and forceful, but leaves a winning bittersweet taste of chocolate and coffee on the tongue.

 

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baird craft beer at ajitoya BAIRD BEER RISING SUN PALE ALE 360ML SHIZOUKA 5.00%

this hoppy, brisk and refreshing pale ale is indescribably complex, but holds tenaciously to japan’s prime aesthetic value – balance. it is a perfect beer for drinking now, later, tomorrow, the next day, every day

[ OUT OF STOCK ]

 

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baird craft beer at ajitoya BAIRD BEER SINGLE TAKE SESSION ALE 360ML SHIZOUKA 4.50%

music is the muse for many things, including this beer. brewed un-cut and un-edited in ’single-take’ batches, this belgian-yeast fermented session ale is playful, effervescent and wonderfully aromatic

[ OUT OF STOCK ]

 

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baird craft beer at ajitoya BAIRD BEER SURUGA BAY IMPERIAL IPA 360ML SHIZOUKA 7.50%

90 BUs of hops in the boil, double dry-hopping, and krausening at packaging give this double IPA a complexity and character as rich as the suruga bay is deep

[ OUT OF STOCK – DUE IN 8 TO 10 WEEKS ]

 

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baird craft beer at ajitoya BAIRD BEER ANGRY BOY BROWN ALE 360ML SHIZOUKA 6.00%

beneath the cool facade of the warrior, a red-hot flame of intensity, determination and, yes, anger burns. so it is with this unpredictable brown ale: fleeting malty sweetness and warmth hide complexity, a barely controlled bitterness, and, naturally, a bit of an angry edge

 

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niigata beer at ajitoya NIIGATA BEER MALT CAN 350ML NIIGATA 4.50%

niigata beer is a pale ale having pleasant rich and fruity flavor. this unfilterd ale is fermented both in a fermenting tank and then in a tin by a traditional bottle-conditioning method making use of malt and hop which are selected and prepared with special care. this ale is full of confidence of the merits in its individuality. the branding and labelling does not do this beer justice

 

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niigata beer at ajitoya NIIGATA BEER EUROPEAN KOLSCH 350ML NIIGATA 4.50%

deep, cloudy gold with an orange tint. yeasty, fruity aroma. very well rounded. medium to full body. pleasantly surprising beer. label doesn’t do it justice like the rest of the niigata range

 

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niigata beer at ajitoya NIIGATA BEER BLACK BEER 350ML NIIGATA 4.50%

pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. aroma is roasted, sweet caramel, coco, molasses, and anise. body is very thin. flavor is roasted, coffee-like malt, has a tangy, metallic bite on the side of the tongue. this is one strange beer

 

japanese specialist beer

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kinshachi beer at ajitoya KINSHACHI AO LABEL 330ML NAGOYA 5.00%

widely known as the finest local beer from nagoya. fermented in a low temperature, kinshachi beer is a pilsner style lager beer with golden color, very fine froth, mild fragrance of hop and rich flavour with dry sharp finish

 

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kinshachi beer at ajitoya KINSHACHI AKA MISO 330ML NAGOYA 6.00%

made from soy bean miso mixed with malt & hop. the color is light dark but not as heavy as normal dark beer and taste is quite rich, creamy & semi sweet with a bit of miso flavour in aftertaste. this is very unique but well made high quality beer

 

japanese standard beer

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yebisu beer at ajitoya YEBISU PREMIUM MALT 334ML SAPPORO 5.00%

many call yebisu ‘the best japanese beer’ with a touch of class lavished with select aroma hops and a full malt taste. especially particular about ingredients and production method, yebisu beer is mellowed over a long period to be a 100% malt premium beer

 

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kirin ichiban shibori at ajitoya KIRIN ICHIBAN SHIBORI 350ML TOKYO 5.00%

luxury beer with 100% malt using only the very first wort hops. distinctive clear taste by the ‘100% malt and first pressing method’

 

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kirin megumi at ajitoya KIRIN MEGUMI 330ML SYDNEY 5.00%

the only Japanese beer brewed in Australia and supervised by japanese master brewers, this is a high quality japanese lager with no additives or preservatives. the first liquid drawn from the finest barley malt mash is then combined with noble hops to ensure purity and smoothness.

 

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sapporo beer at ajitoya SAPPORO PREMIUM 355ML SAPPORO 5.00%

fine lager with a refreshing flavour and moderately light body. It’s crisp body and lingering hops lend themselves to a pairing with Japanese cuisine and any slightly spicy dish

 

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asahi super dry at ajitoya ASAHI SUPER DRY 330ML OSAKA 5.00%

super dry – the beer for all seasons. Asahi beer is brewed from quality ingredients. by using pure cultured yeast and advanced brewing techniques asahi beer has excellent richness, truly refreshing drinkabilty and satin smoothness

japanese premium beer

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SUNTORY ALL MALTS BEER 350ML OSAKA 5.00%

To achieve the smooth, deep, lingering flavor of its new Malt’s, Suntory 1) increased the use of Nijo barley malt, rich in “umami,” resulting in a deeper flavor; 2) revisited the way it uses hops, realizing an easy-to-drink fragrant hop flavor; and 3) increased brewing time to further draw out the richness of the malt beer

 

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SUNTORY PREMIUM MALTS 350ML OSAKA 5.50%

the Premium Malt’s is a traditional pilsner proudly made by gathering Suntory’s knowledge, passion, and brewing techniques. this is a beer par excellence that gives drinkers “a floral aroma and rich, quality taste and aftertaste” thanks to carefully selected pure ingredients and exceptional brewing methods

 

japanese happoshu – the third beer

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kirin nodogoshi nama at ajitoya KIRIN NODOGOSHI NAMA 350ML TOKYO 5.00%

categorized in a new genre with its pure and rich taste. refreshing, fruity & light flavour, kirin nodogoshi nama is no.1 Japanese the 3rd typed beer.
this product is GLUTEN & WHEAT FREE

 

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kirin tanrei nama at ajitoya KIRIN TANREI NAMA 350ML TOKYO 5.50%

standard low-malt beer brand with an authentic and pure taste. distinctive for its real and brisk taste. slightly sweet with fruity fragrance, when you take a sip, a light bitterness spreads through the mouth. there is a little bit of spicy savory aftertaste

 

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suntory rich malts at ajitoya SUNTORY RICH MALTS PALE LAGER 350ML OSAKA 5.00%

‘enjoy rich taste in relaxing time’ as it says on the can. kinmugi (金麦) means ‘gold malt’, but they’ve called it rich malt in english. it has a golden colour and is very fizzy with a big, frothy head.
it’s quite light and fairly malty and for a third category beer it wins our vote