Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Next from Hitachino Nest

While assembling my tasting notes of Hitachino Nest XH beer from Japan's Kiuchi brewery, Matthias Niedhart, B.United International's company president, forwarded a handful of pictures to me that I thought you might find interesting related to an upcoming new brew from the Japanese brewery..

The new beer is based on Toshiyuki Kiuchi's Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia, an ale that incorporates a particular favorite hop, Sorachi Ace. Neidhart described it as a "Pilsner version of Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia, fermented cold using a bottom-fermenting yeast. It will be kegged at our place as soon as our temperature-controlled container tank arrives from Japan."

A B.United tanker was filled at the brewery and is en route to the States to be packaged at the importing distributor's Oxford, CT location.

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