Japanese Craft Beers
Here are our selections of Japan's best beer brands. You can download the beer labels as pdf files.
Brewery Location: Niigata
Type: Rice Lager
Nose: Has the sweet aroma of freshly steamed rice, with a delicate and hoppy perfume.
Flavor: Clean, crisp and refreshing. Has a quiet intensity not found in most other rice lagers.
Food Pairings: Sushi, Yakitori and other Japanese Dishes
Tasting Notes: [Designed for export to the United States] Rice lager made with Niigata Prefecture's celebrated Koshi Hikari rice. Has fine and persistent carbonation, and a clean, crisp flavor from the super premium rice. Using the Decoction method, Echigo Brewery maximizes the flavor from the rice and malt.
Brewery: Echigo Beer
Profile: Beginning as a brewpub, Echigo was Japan's first brewpub. They have led the industry for 20 years, producing quality craft beer and bringing the taste of good beer to Japan, and now hope to bring these excellent Japanese beers to beer fans across the globe.