Friday, September 30, 2011

"Beer is beautiful"

HERE is a link to a case study by Jesper Edman, from The Korea Times (September 5, 2011) online edition. He discusses how the CEO of COEDO repositioned the Japanese microbrewery to survive the shakeout in the overcrowded market that developed during the last decade.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Rebuilding the nest" - Update on Kuichi Brewery (Hitachino Nest beer)

HERE'S an article from DRAFT magazine about the rebuilding efforts underway at Kiuchi Brewery in Ibaraki. Kiuchi, which produces Hitachino Nest, probably the Japanese micro brew best-known in the USA, suffered considerable damage in the huge earthquake last March (see photos HERE). The article also updates the situation at the Miyagi Microbrewery, which was completely destroyed, as well as at Iwate Kura Beer and the Kirin and Sapporo breweries in the earthquake region.

Shiga Kogen Beer Fest @ Tadg's Irish Bar and Restaurant

Tadg's Irish Bar and Restaurant in Kyoto will be featuring seven Shiga Kogen
brews on Sunday, September 25th.

Here is a list of beers that will be on tap:
PaleAle Harvest Brew
IPA Harvest Brew
House IPA
Takashi Imperial Stout
Indian Summer Saison
Not So Mild Ale Harvest Brew (Real Ale)

Half pints for ¥600, a special lunch menu, and live music.