Kuichi Brewery — Great Japanese Beer
Posted by Shannon on 05/19/2011
Hitachino Nest Beer
Is it the cutie owl standing proud on each label? Whatever the draw, I’ve found a beer brand that I’m savoring as my special go-to… for now until it gets mass distribution status!
Kuichi brewery of Japan started in 1996 and U.S. distribution rolled out its first cases to our homeland in 2000.
I had my first Hitachino (Red Rice Ale) in early winter 2011 at Bouzy’s in Redondo Beach. I remember being happy about fully-enjoying it from my first to final sips, as well as the freaking adorable label. I have a non-foodie related weakness for innovative and “cute” packaging.
A few weeks, I was lucky enough to have my second Hitachino run-in at Hudson House in Hermosa Beach. The next day I found them both on the shelves of both Cost Plus World Market and BevMo!
Low and behold, my third type Hitachino brew was a ‘lucky’ encounter in Las Vegas. I left Las Vegas $20 up, and having tried the classic ale!
*Note: The Foodie Photographer does not promote underage drinking. 21 and over yo, keep it legal!