Another one of the Nagahama Roman lineup, this time a weizen named after a characteristic mountain near Nagahama, Mt Ibuki (pictured on the label). It’s pretty much always the first to get snow in the area and the last to lose it. Also, it’s at a chokepoint of the east-west trade route across the central-Japan mountain ranges, so there were a bunch of battles around there I believe.
I’ve only ever heard good things about the beers of Karuizawa Brewery. Not that I could name any specific comments, but the brand had a generally positive ring to me. That only meant that my expectations were high. Very high.
I picked up the
Raiden Rydeen wheat beer last weekend, but I only got to it tonight. My (tiny) beer glasses also arrived today, yay.
Just a while ago I read an article about how big beer should consider making brews that would be too costly for small-scale brewing. Soon after I saw a (private) post on facebook featuring Sapporo’s White Belg, and I was honestly surprised that some mainstream brands actually try their hands at brews that would normally stay in craft territory.
It’s Wednesday, and I had just the right beer for a Wednesday around: Suiyoubi no Neko (Wednesday Cat) by Yo-Ho. I’m pretty sure I’ve never before had anything “Belgian white beer style”, so I was looking forward to it.
Ginga Kogen (銀河高原, Galaxy Highlands) is a Japanese brand that I’d put somewhere between craft and mass-market. One of their central products is their wheat beer.
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