Yeastie Boys create a beer for Japanese restaurants

Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner

25 February 2020

The indie brewery has joined forces with Japanese food producer Zen-Noh to create Komé Biru - a ‘craft pale ale’ for Japanese restaurants.

There has been significant growth in the Japanese restaurant sector, reports the food company and it is hoped the brew will plug the gap for an authentic beer. While all the ingredients come from Japanese farms the beer is being brewed in the UK however, to ‘overcome the issue of expensive imports’.

Komé Biru is made using Koshihikari rice and three types of hops: Northern Brewer, Crystal and Hallertau Blanc. It is said to be ‘light and refreshing’ with a ‘clean, crisp and dry finish.’

Yeastie Boys' creative director Stu McKinlay said: ‘Creating a beer with a flavour profile to pair well with Japanese food, to not dominate any subtlety, and to stand out in a very competitive market was a fun challenge... and one we'd like to think we've done a great job with.’

4.9% abv, POA/24x33cl bottles, KBE Drinks, kome@kbedrinks.com

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