Echigo Koshihikari Rice Lager, Japan 17 oz.
The first Japanese craft imported from Japan, and the No. 1 Selling Japanese Craft Beer in America, Echigo Koshihikari Beer is the flagship brand of Echigo Brewery, is a rice style lager with 5% alcohol. While the malt ingredient is imported from Europe, the rice is harvested literally from the backyard of Echigo Brewery. Though this beer is categorized as being dry, the brewery uses the time-consuming German decoction method to accentuate the underlying natural sweet flavors from the Koshihikari rice, to appeal to non-dry beer drinkers. The beer has a crisp and refreshing flavor, and exceptionally soothing and smooth quality. The sweet aroma of rice, and eloquent fragrance of hops, make it the perfect complement to any Japanese dish, especially sushi.