Aja (Montgomery)

Shaan is 20 today and wants to go out to eat at Aja (Montgomery) with his family. Today was his last day of finals so he came home. How convenient.

I’m drinking the least bad ale on the menu, jasmine tea lager.

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Then we went home, sang happy birthday and ate some cake.

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Red Rice Ale

I am in Aja (Montgomery), drinking Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale by Kiuchi Brewery. Kiuchi Brewery is a Micro Brewery in Naka-shi, Ibaraki. Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale style is Specialty Grain, with an ABV of 7% and IBU of 17. I gave Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale a 2.75 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Brewer’s notes

Complex sake like flavors with malt sweet notes. Hints of strawberries in the nose and palate. An intriguing mix of sake, malt , and bitter notes in the finish.

Malts: Larger
Hops: Chinook
Adjuncts: Red Rice, Flaked Barley
Color: Smoky Pink

I am in Aja (Montgomery), drinking Hitachino Nest White Ale by Kiuchi Brewery. Kiuchi Brewery is a Micro Brewery in Naka-shi, Ibaraki. Hitachino Nest White Ale style is Witbier, with an ABV of 5.5% and IBU of 13. I gave Hitachino Nest White Ale a 2.5 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Brewer’s notes

A refreshing mildly hopped Belgian styled beer with a complex flavor of coriander, orange peel, nutmeg.

Malts: Larger, Wheat
Hops: Perle, Styrian Golding
Adjuncts: Flaked Wheat, Flaked Barley, Coriander, Nutmeg, Orange peel, Orange Juice
Color: Light Golden