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Minoh Beer Weizen – A.J.I. Beer Inc. (2012)

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A.J.I. Beer Inc. Minoh Weizen was the second offering we tried from this Japanese, female run brewery. As the name may lead you to believe, it is their take on a hefeweizen. We enjoyed the bottled version while still in the United States, but many Minoh beers were offered on tap throughout Japan and especially in their hometown of Osaka. Since there were so many beers to try (and so little time!) we did not try the Weizen on tap but we were able to sample some of their other offerings including a delicious yuzu white ale at one of their Beer Belly Brewpubs. More about that to come but, for now, it’s Weizen time. keep reading...

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February 1st, 2013 at 10:56 pm

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Minoh Beer Stout – A.J.I. Beer Inc (2012)

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BLC Says:
A.J.I. Beer Inc is the name of the brewing corporation which runs Minoh Beer similarly to how Boston Beer Company runs Samuel Adams (and other subsidiaries). Obviously Boston Beer Company is much larger than A.J.I. Beer Inc but we wanted to kind of draw a squiggly parallel to illustrate why this brewery has an odd name.

Minoh Stout is a stout (in case you couldn’t have guessed from the label in the picture or the name of this entry) from this female run, Japanese brewery. They make a variety of beers, all with simple one word names that let you know exactly what you are drinking. These run the gamut from, Pilsner, Hefeweizen all the way to Imperial Stout and Yuzu White ale (all of which will soon be reviewed as well). The particular bottle of Minoh Stout we reviewed travelled from Japan to California and then to New York for us to taste. It came courtesy of Alicia’s little brother Jeff (hola, señor). We will be visiting one, possibly two, of Minoh’s brewpubs while we are in Osaka and look forward to trying the beers on draft as well. The brewpubs are called “Beer Belly” and each have a different vibe from the information we have received and have collected. Look for our notes and thoughts on “Beer Belly” soon also! keep reading...

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January 17th, 2013 at 8:58 am