Hitachino


January 25, 2016

Sneak Peek: The Pot Still at Hitachino Brewery

by Kayoko Akabori

First there was sake, brewed since 1823 at Kiuchi Brewery in Ibaraki prefecture in Japan. Then, Nest beer in 1996 — catapulting the Hitachino brand around the world. We then learned during our visit that the owner, Mr. Toshiyuki Kiuchi has been dabbling in making shochu, sherry and wine. And now, we unveil their copper […]

January 22, 2016

Nest is Best: Visiting the Hitachino Beer Brewery in Japan

by Kayoko Akabori

Photos by Yoko Kumano Yoko and I have the best job. We own our own business, love our staff, have rad customers, and get to travel frequently for Umami Mart. It’s not always glamorous — like when I spent half the day earlier this week schlepping around boxes at our warehouse in the rain, receiving […]

January 7, 2016

Upcoming Event: The Third Annual JAPAN BEER FEST

by Kayoko Akabori

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a cozy, relaxing holiday season with your loved ones and are ready to rock 2016. It’s going to be a good one — it’s the year of the Monkey! Strap in. We are kicking the year off right with JAPAN BEER FEST, our beloved yearly soireeĀ presented with […]