Japanese beer thread?
The only thing I can get around here is Sapporo and it's made in Ontario.
For relatively cheap & easily obtainable beers I prefer Asahi, but Sapporo and Kirin are also good.
Craft beers; I've only tried a few, but the best has definitely been Hitachino Nest. It's possible to find it in North America, but not easy and not for cheap. Buying it online costs ~12 USD/bottle. Luckily for me a local place sells them for a bit less. Their ginger beer (2nd from left in pic related) is absolutely amazing, and they have tons of other variants.
I also tried a local brew while visiting a mountain farm community Fukushima called Nanakusa Nano. I think you can only buy it from one little supermarket within the community. It was great stuff though. It was kinda sweet; I think they use honey in the brewing process.
nice i'll look out for those next time I go to the liquor store
sometimes I can find soju so I don't see why i couldn't find a few other Japanese beers
nice, I love Canadian ginger beer, I wonder how different the Japanese version is
I drink a lot of beer and every single brand I've tasted has their own distinct taste, especially the most popular ones
One type I really like is Rickard's Red for cheap drinking, but I've been trying lots of other beers lately. I've gotten interested in Japanese beers cause you see them all the time in anime and drama but I can only ever find Sapporo :/
dang... I've got tons of sake choices here but this is all I got for Japanese beer other than sapporo
The only Japanese beer in shops near me is Asahi Super Dry which is nice, or at least good enough to go back to once in a while. I keep hearing good things about Hitachino Nest stuff and Kirin though.
Are chuuhais welcome?
These things are pretty fucking tasty.
Actually this thread is probably a good place to ask, has anyone here ever tried any Happoshu style beers? Only just heard about them recently and they probably taste like cheap piss but I'm curious.
>tfw sipping Asahi during 6 hour JAV marathons after another week of salaryman misery
The kimochi never ends.................
However I must admit >>13344891-san is quite correct, realistically most of these brands are generic watery piss lager
Infused with Japanese spirit............
A fellow Ontarian, eh? I also find it annoying how Sapporo is the only Japanese beer you can reliably find.
If you check out the LCBO and the shelves where they have a bunch of foreign beers, they sometimes have Asahi beer, and even Hitachino Nest beers, but that's a lot more rare. I still have one of their Espresso Stouts in the fridge.
Anyways, can't complain about the taste of any of them. They've all been pretty decent at the least.
Asahi Black is really disgusting tho
Tricked by novelty again ...
And I typed this fucking captcha like 20 times as HELL jeez louise
They're shit. The less "beer" they have in them the worse they taste, which is pretty obvious really. They're only made because regular beer is taxed a bit higher and you can sell happoshu for cheaper. But that's literally the only thing it's good for, getting drunk cheap, and even then chuuhai (>>13344952) is a better option. Save yourself the trouble and cough up 50 yen more for a proper beer.
Nailed it bro.
yes. Hitachino Nest, which you can see above. and one brewer did a collaboration with Stone a little while back. Green Tea IPA.
there are plenty more apparently but they're hard to find if you're outside of japan.