One of the first craft beer brewers in Japan is Kizakura Co, a Kyoto-based brewery that's one of Japan's top sake producers. Kizakura started making beer back in 1995, using the same clear, pure water they've been using to make their sake. And in some cases, the water is not the only overlapping ingredient between their two alcohol offerings.
We now carry four Kizakura Kyoto beers:
Kizakura Kyoto Flavor of Sake Brewery Beer: This beer is made using the same yeast that Kizakura uses for brewing sake. A rich and bitter beer, with a slightly floral aroma.
Kizakura Kyoto Alt: A crisp and dry beer, with minimal sweetness and a caramel aroma. This drinks more like a pilsner than a typical German-style alt beer.
Kizakura Kyoto Yamadanishiki Ale: Made using the most prized sake rice, Yamadanishiki. Creamy, with a mild sake aroma.
Kizakura Kyoto Kolsch: A hazy golden Kolsch with a soft, smooth taste. Slightly sweet and malty, with very light bitterness and a fruity aroma.