Introducing New Products from Hokkaido Based Craft Brewery Abashiri Beer!22 Mar 2021
Abashiri Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Founded in 1998, Abashiri Beer are the one of the major proponents of ji bīru, (literaly "local beers"), which arise from the tourist trade.
One of the features of their their beer brewing is that they use a three-kettle system, which is rare among Japanese microbreweries. By using the traditional German brewing method of decoction, part of the mash is boiled in a separate kettle. The boiled part is then added back to the mash to achieve the required temperature rise. This provides richness and flavor making a truly tasty beer.
In addition, taking advantage of the three-kettle system, a multitude of ingredients can be used, including such “interesting” ingredient as scallops, corn starch, milk, purple potatoes. "It's all about the balance and selection of malt, hops and yeast. We brew our own beer using an unprecedented variety of sub-ingredients, based on the idea that a beer that is unique and makes the most of local products is truly a local beer," says the brewery.
Abashiri Golden Ale
ABASHIRI Golden Ale is characterized by its beautiful pale golden color and attractive aroma. The ingredients used include local Abashiri barley malt and several varieties of German malt, giving it a clean taste with the original malt flavor and a hint of sweetness. The hops used are a variety with a mild aroma and a refreshing bitterness reminiscent of citrus peel. The brewing process is the "step infusion" method widely used in the United States and the United Kingdom, the home of craft beer. The result is a simple, yet addictive taste.
Abashiri White Ale
A unique and luxurious white ale made from “Kita no Honami”, a wheat grown in Abashiri, which produces a luxury white ale like no other. Orange peel and coriander seed provide a citrus scent that harmonizes with the mellow flavor of the wheat. Because of the non-filtration process, this style is rich in vitamin B contained in the beer yeast, which is said to be good for beauty and health, making it a popular genre among people who don't like beer and women.