Hitachino Nest

February 16, 2017

Event Recap: 4th Annual Japan Beer Fest

by Yoko Kumano

This past Sunday, we hosted Japan Beer Fest along with the Trappist for the fourth time. Japan Beer Fest has become an annual Old Oakland tradition that falls on a Sunday during SF Beer Week. On this day, the Trappist switches out all the taps of their front and back bars with Japanese craft beers and […]

October 21, 2016

Give a Hoot: Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale!

by Umami Mart Staff

Last year, we were very sad to learn that Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale was only available to purchase on tap. We got a taste of this sour, fruity, and savory beer next door at The Trappist. We knew upon tasting it that we had to get bottles as soon as they were available. So, guess what? We got […]

October 4, 2016

Bay Eats Japan: Oct 2016

by Sarah Han

Welcome to our new column, Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area. As we’ll be listing new places, a mention is not necessarily a recommendation. Use this as a handy way to keep track of new spots you might want to try in the […]

June 30, 2016

5 Beer Glasses to Best Enjoy Your Favorite Brews

by Umami Mart Staff

Sure, you can just pop the cap off a bottle of beer and chug, but we prefer to pour our suds into a beer glass for maximum enjoyment. At Umami Mart, we have five different glasses just for sipping beers: Toyo-Sasaki Hard Strong Pint Glasses are perfect for lovers of ales, stouts, IPAs, porters, and […]