7 Best Japanese Craft Beers, Try'em All!
Recently, craft beer consumption has been booming in Japan. Among the various brands, the 7 most popular will be listed! Gotta try'em all!
Craft Beers in Japan
As the major beer companies started to enter the market around 2014, a second craft beer boom occurred in Japan. Nowadays, there are some beer bars specialized in craft beers. Japanese craft beers have become popular not only in Japan but also in many other countries.
Yona Yona Ale (よなよなエール)
The hoppy smell with some fresh fruit scent is the main characteristic of Yona Yona Ale.
Many people drink beer icy cold, but Yona Yona Ale should be drunk at around 13 degrees Celsius in order to fully enjoy the flavor.
Shigakogen Beer (志賀高原)
All of their products are unfiltered and some beers even contain sake-rice (rice used when making Japanese sake) as an ingredient.
For your first bottle of Japanese craft beers, go for Shigakogen Beers!
Hitachino Nest Beer (常陸野ネストビール)
It has an alluring bright color, and the hoppy light taste has tons of big fans all over the world.
Sankt Gallen (サンクトガーレン)
The deep taste with some scent of orange and muscat grapes will surely change your image towards craft beers.
Swan Lake Beer (スワンレイクビール)
Niigata is also famous for good quality rice and some of their products are made from rice.
Shonan Beer (湘南ビール)
The lager yeast produces a light, and smooth taste that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Minoh Beer (箕面ビール)
Among the varieties of products, Stout and W-IPA are the two most popular products.
Their retro-looking labels are also very unique!
So many beer bars specialized in craft beers...
A brewery in central Tokyo? No way!
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