29 Apr Day 20 (#30Beers30Days)
Checking in for day 20 of the #30Beers30Days challenge! I’m on a Hitachino Nest 3 Day (8% ABV, Japan). I don’t typically love Japanese beers, but the story behind this brew is amazing. Remember when that huge earthquake hit Japan in March of 2011? Well, this beer was in the mash tank, and since the brewery was without power for 3 days, the mash started 2 naturally ferment. The result is the Hitachino Nest 3 Day.
This beer is pretty fantastic, but I may be biased because I love witbiers. It’s cloudy and smooth like a classic wit but so much more complex. It’s spicy, flavorful, and sweet.
Witbiers are my absolute favorite, but that said they’re known to be on the simple side, which I’m totally fine with. But this was what a classic witbier should be, and a touch more. And the story: come on. Who can beat it?! It could totally get by on the sympathy vote: A.