Hitachino Nest Non Ale non alcoholic beer is brewed in Japan with a unique fermentation method.
Though only high grade German malts and American hops are used for this 0.3% ABV ale, be assured it’s a Japanese beer, rather than a western imitation. And it’s the first non alcoholic Japanese beer on sale in the UK, as far as we know.
This innovative low-alcohol beer is packed with tasty malts and aromatic
hops. The spicy kick of ginger meets the refreshing zing of yuzu for a highly enjoyable drinking experience.
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit similar to a wild mandarin orange crossed with a lemon. The fruit has a delightful citrus aroma with a floral tone and it is widely used as seasoning for Japanese cuisines.
Ideal serve at 6 ºC
Quality beats fashion
Hitachino Nest Non Ale is from the family-run Kiuchi Brewery, which brews for people who love good beer rather than following craft beer fashion.
They pursue perfection.
Skilled brewers recognise subtle differences in the flavours and aromas of malted barley and hops as the seasons change, and strike the balance to create the perfect brew.
Kiuchi Brewery has been brewing Japanese sake since 1823 and the family is now in its 8th generation. As folklore goes, sake sprange out of the well near the brewery.
Taking on ‘Big 4’ brewers
Similar to gin making in the UK, beer making in Japan was limited by law to 4 big breweries – Asahi, Kirin, Suntory and Sapporo – until 1994. Deregulation allowed Kiuchi to fight their way into the market with 3 ales.
‘Ko-u-no-su’ is the village where Hitachino beer is born, with ‘su’ literally meaning Nest. And the brewery is in the ancient Japanese province of Hitachino, always famous for its fertile soil, which is perfect for brewing.
The Hitachino owl clearly thinks ‘Nest is best’ and Dry Drinker agrees. Buy online from the UK’s most trusted alcohol-free store.