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Burton helps make Japanese beer

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 18, 2014

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A JAPANESE distillery has revealed that it has turned its hand to beer making and is taking tips from the home of brewing.

The Haneda Shuzo distillery and brew house in Kyoto is a popular tourist destination and is well known in the country for having great water, one of the secrets for making delicious alcohol and a case mirrored in Burton.

Haneda Shuzo makes beer based on a range of techniques from Europe.

Founded as a sake brewery in 1893 in the city’s Ukyo Ward, the company offers three types of beer in its Shuzan-Kaido series.

Amber Ale is made using brewing processes from Burton, while Weizen and Kolsch are brewed according to traditional German brewing techniques from Bavaria and Cologne, respectively.

Each 360-milliliter bottle sells for 453 yen or around £3.

For those who opt for non-alcoholic beverages, the brewery also offers Kyoto Miyako cider.

Haneda Shuzo also gives factory tours and operates a beer house, both by reservation only.

A spokesman for the site said: “We make a Suzan Kaido series of beers: Amber Ale, Weizen and Kolsch.

“Each kind is brewed according to either rules of the English or German beer creation.”

More information on the site is available by visiting http://kyotokan.jp/en/

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