KONISHI BEER - 清酒の醸造技術で、クラフトビールに余韻の楽しみを。

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KONISHI The epitome of a fine JAPAN ALE.

Konishi Brewing is the oldest sake brewer in Japan, but we have a close connection with brewing beer. It all began when our hometown Itami became a sister city with the Belgian city of Hasselt. At that time pilsner was the predominant beer style in Japan, while in Belgium nearly 100 kinds of beers existed. Just copying those styles was not our intent though. What if we could combine the richness of the Belgian beers with our experience in sake brewing? More specific, what if we used our unique technique of sake fermentation?! We at KONISHI created the JAPAN ALE, a style with an undeniable Japanese identity.

Using our traditional sake brewing techniques to create a smooth and lingering sensation.

Whereas the aroma of a beer is usually highly influenced by the malts and hops used, KONISHI focuses on the aroma that is created through the process of fermentation. As such we achieve not only a sharp or dry taste, but also a smooth and lingering sensation. We have ample experience with specific sake brewing techniques such as using a kaibo (a kind of stirring paddle) to suppress excess aromas of the malt, and those help us reach the goal of a unique taste experience.

We create an environment in which the yeast feels comfortable.

The fermentation process in beer brewing usually happens in low, stable temperatures to have better control over the elements. We, however, try to meticulously regulate the temperature in such a way as to not suppress the yeast too much, resulting in a kind of natural fermentation. Listening to the yeast to find out what in which state it feels most comfortable, that is what we try to achieve.

Konishi Brewing Co., Ltd.
Production Team Manager
Tsuji Iwao

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WHITE & BLACK

A white beer with an invigorating aroma and a succulent taste.

KONISHI ITAMI BEER ジャパン・エールホワイト

ITAMI WHITE serves a perfect match of the aroma of the yeast with those of coriander and orange peels. The use of carefully selected malt and wheat result in a very refreshing taste.

Volume 330ml/11oz.
ABV 5%
Dinking temperature 6–8˚C/42.8–46.4˚F
Food pairing Clam butter, sole meuniere, etc.

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A dark ale that combines smoothness with the characteristics of a well matured beer.

KONISHI ITAMI BEER JAPAN ALE BLACK

A skillful blend of 5 types of malt. Traces of chocolate can be detected in the aroma of the roasted malts. Careful not to disturb the harmony between the different fragrances, ITAMI BLACK has a perfectly balanced and mild taste.

Volume 330ml/11oz.
ABV 5%
Dinking temperature Around 10˚C/50˚F
Food pairing Roast duck, smoked food, etc.

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SNOW BLANCHE

A Belgian-type top-fermented beer made from wheat, which has won numerous awards in various prestigious contests. A white beer with a refreshing acidity and aroma of coriander and orange peel.

Volume 330ml/11oz.
ABV 4.5%
Dinking temperature 6–8˚C/42.8–46.4˚F
Food pairing Seafood, chicken, etc.
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Reproduction of the first beer in Japan using sake yeast.KOMIN BAKUSHU

Kawamoto Komin, known as the father of chemistry in Japan, was a scholar of Dutch studies and created the first beer in Japan at the end of the 19th century (Bakumatsu period). After careful research of documents of that time, the beer was once again brewed more than a century later. You can savor the unique richness of sake yeast and lose yourself in a refreshing malty beverage with a rich and creamy head.

Volume 330ml/11oz.
ABV 4.5%
Dinking temperature 6–8˚C/42.8–46.4˚F
Food pairing Japanese food with simmered dishes and soy sauce
*cold chain only

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