When I travel to a new place the first thing I do is look to see if there is a good brewery I can visit. As soon as I learned that I would be traveling to Japan, the first thing that popped up in my mind was “how close will I be to the Hitachino Nest brewery?”. The brewery can be reached in about 160 minutes via train from the Narita International Airport. Most visitors to Japan do fly in thru Narita, so from the airport you can take a simple train ride north to the Mito Station and you will be moments away from enjoying the freshest Nest Beer in the world.
For those of you that do not know, Hitachino Nest is Japan’s premier craft beer. The Hitachino Nest Beer brand was created in 1996 by the Kiuchi Brewery. Founded over 180 years ago in 1823, the Kiuchi Brewery has an epic story that you can read more about here. From their inception, nest has been winning medals and accolades around the globe. Nest beer is easy to recognize with its iconic owl character, this is one of my favorite logos. If you have not tasted any of Hitachino Nest’s beer I recommend that you search your local bottle shop, for Weizen (my favorite) or White Ale (my first nest beer).
Nest Is Best…
If you are coming to Japan, you better come here!
If you live in Japan, why haven’t you been here yet?