Imported Beer Selection: Try These Unique Japanese Beers!02 Apr 2020
Japan produces some outstanding beers that feature world-class quality and brewing technologies, and these are definitely not to be overlooked. It offers quite the varied selection, including the top notch malt beers, the more affordable happoshu (lit. "sparkling alcohol", also known as low-malt beer) and "new genre" beer (no malt beer). In addition, regional craft beers have become highly popular in recent years.
How about trying some Japanese beers in a style that is unique to Japan? We have some recommendations if you want try some popular and unique Japanese beers. We are sure every beer lover will find something to enjoy!
Kyoto Beer Matcha IPA 330mlx12
Kizakura Kyoto Matcha IPA beer is a full flavored beer that boasts a unique blend of matcha green tea and Japanese style India Pale Ale and has an alcohol percentage of 8.5%. It pairs so great with rich foods like chashu (braised pork belly) or chicken liver yakitori!
Kirin Nodogoshi Nama 350mlx24
This Kirin Japan's Happoshu (sparkling low-malt beverage) is one of the most popular "new genre" beers, known for its good flavor and crispness. Made with soybean protein, it is also gluten free!
Kirin Ichiban 330mlx24
A premium, 100% malt beer brewed with the first-press method, offering smooth and rich flavor. First Press process, or ichiban shibori method in Japanese, brews beer to its purest state for the best flavor, extracting only the most flavorful of the finest ingredients.
Echigo Beer Koshihikari Rice Lager 500mlx15
Echigo Koshihikari Beer is the flagship brand of Echigo Brewery. It is a rice style lager with 5% alcohol. The beer has a crisp and refreshing flavor, and exceptionally soothing and smooth quality. The sweet aroma of rice, and eloquent fragrance of hops, make it the perfect complement to any dish.
Kinshachi Akamiso Lager 330mlx6
Kinshachi Beer Akamiso Lager is a very unique Nagoya local beer made from soy bean miso mixed with malt and hop. The color is light dark but not as heavy as regular dark beer and taste is quite rich, creamy and semi sweet with a bit of miso flavour in aftertaste.
Kirin Zero Ichi Can 350mlx24 (Non-Alcohol Beer)
Non Alcohol beer made using Kirin's signature Ichiban Shibori first press method. By using this method for a non-alcohol beer product, it creates more rich and deep taste compared to any other non-alcohol beer in a market.