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Hitachino Nest
Founded:
1823
Founded By:
Kiuchi Family
Curated By:
James Clay
Origin:
Kounosu, Japan Hitachino nest origin
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The award winning Japanese craft beer brand make the claim ‘Nest is Best’, and who would disagree with them? Hitachino might feel like a new kid on the block, but they’ve been years in the making, scooping up international awards within a few years of their first brew hitting the shelves in 1996.A case of beginners luck? Not quite.

The story of Hitachino Nest began in 1823 when the Kiuchi family began brewing Japan’s iconic spirit, sake. For decades the country’s beer landscape was restricted to the styles produced by four large breweries, all governed by strict state licensing laws. Then in 1994 the laws were relaxed, making way for a new generation of smaller breweries ready to shake up Japanese beer.

Using over 150 years of brewing wisdom, Hitachino Nest took global influences on board, but stayed rooted in Japanese drinking culture. They grow their own hops, and operate brewing labs, taprooms, and restaurants from Tokyo to San Francisco. The initial lineup of three bottles has been joined by an array of innovative, world-beating brews now sought out by fans halfway across the world.

Hitachino Nest Beer - Available Now

Amber AleAmber Ale24x33cl Btls nrb5.5%
DaiDaiJapanese Orange Pale Ale24x33cl Btls nrb6.0%
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleRed Rice Ale24x33cl Btls nrb7.0%
Hitachino Nest Saison Du JaponSaison24x33cl Btls nrb5.0%
Japanese ClassicIPA24x33cl Btls nrb7.0%
LagerLager24x35cl Cans5.5%
White AleWitbier12x33cl Btls nrb5.5%
White AleWitbier12x35cl Cans5.5%
White AleWitbier20Ltr Keg 1way5.5%
Yuzu LagerYuzu Lager24x35cl Cans5.5%

Our Hitachino Nest Range

Amber Ale

Amber Ale

Style: Amber Ale
ABV: 5.5%

Rich, exquisitely balanced Amber Ale with flavourful roasted malts and aromatic British hops. All-round food beer, great with spicy foods and hearty winter dishes.

Bottles24x33cl Btls nrb

DaiDai

Style: Japanese Orange Pale Ale
ABV: 6.0%

This DAi DAi Ale is brewed with Fukuremikan orange and special hops.

Bottles24x33cl Btls nrb
DaiDai
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

Style: Red Rice Ale
ABV: 7.0%

Complex Sake-like flavours with a malt sweet notes with hints of strawberries in the nose and palate. Brewed with special red rice (also called "ancient rice" in Japan) an intriguing mix of Sake, malt and bitter notes to finish.

Bottles24x33cl Btls nrb

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon

Style: Saison
ABV: 5.0%

Saison du Japon is brewed with a local wheat and koji (malted rice) which is a vital ingredient to create Sake. This beer has a uniquely sweet flavor of rice koji and a natural acidity caused by the fermentation.

Bottles24x33cl Btls nrb
Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon
Japanese Classic

Japanese Classic

Style: IPA
ABV: 7.0%

Hitachino Japanese Classic Ale is brewed following the original India Pale Ale brought to Japan in the 19th century . It is slowly matured in Cedar casks which are commonly used in the brewing of traditional Japanese sake.

Bottles24x33cl Btls nrb

Lager

Style: Lager
ABV: 5.5%

Hitachino Nest Lager is bottom fermentated beer with light color. Please enjoy the well-balanced taste of malt and light flavor of hops.

Cans24x35cl Cans
Lager
White Ale

White Ale

Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.5%

Refreshing, mildly hopped Belgian-styled beer with a complex flavour of coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. Hitachino Nest's flagship beer.

Bottles12x33cl Btls nrb
Cans12x35cl Cans
Draught20Ltr Keg 1way

Yuzu Lager

Style: Yuzu Lager
ABV: 5.5%

A light-bodied, refreshing golden coloured lager, brewed with floral citrus aroma hops such as Cascade and Amarillo and fresh Yuzu juice. A great summer beer.

Cans24x35cl Cans
Yuzu Lager