Ep. 7 – Kiuchi Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale

"A man who lies about beer makes enemies." - Stephen King, Pet Semetary

We don't get many Asian craft beers here in Texas, and so it is with great joy that we take on Kiuchi's Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale. Kiuchi Brewery was founded in 1823 in the village of Naka-Shi, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan by Kiuchi Gihei, the headman of the village. With the rice leftover from taxes, Gihei decided to start a sake brewery and in the early 1990s the family decided to expand into craft beer wit the Hitachino Nest line.

In the education corner, after receiving our first voicemail, we explain exactly what makes a West Coast IPA.

In news, we talk about the these stories:

- Jester King is launching their own cruise to the Caribbean
- A Philly brewery is launching a Wu-Tang Clan beer
- Ravenswood Winery is suing HBO over the Game of Thrones Ommegang Three-Eyed Raven beer 
- The quest to reproduce the world's oldest shipwrecked beer

Thanks to bkharmony for his great review.

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