As a special beer for Valentine’s Day this year, Hitachino Nest, one of the best-known craft beer brands in Japan, released its “Chocolate Beer Ale”. What makes this beer so special to us at Hokusei North America is that this beer use not only one, but three 100% fruit purees from Oregon Fruit Products (OFP), that we export to Japan.  One of the purees is OFP’s red raspberry puree, another is OFP’s tart cherry purees, and the other is OFP’s sweet cherry puree.

By using these purees, as well a cacao and other flavors, Hitachino Nest’s Chocolate Beer Ale boasts a rich balance of fruit acidity, cocoa aromas, and malty sweetness — perfect for sharing with that special someone.  We hope to try it someday!
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