Beer of the Week! 5/28/19
Regularly $14.99 / On sale for $12.96
Japanese Style Rice Lager
It’s easy for craft beer drinkers to be down on rice. After all, rice usually means “Yuck!” since Big Brews (Bud, Miller, etc.) cut their malt bills with corn and rice to make their beers lower in flavor for cheaper. However, in Japan, brewers use rice … well … probably also because it’s cheaper in Japan than barley, but most importantly because brewing things with rice is kind of what Japan does, ultimately producing dry, crisp, light-bodied lagers. From VA Beach, Commonwealth Brewing follows this tradition with its Izanagi — triple infused with rice and bittered by bright, grassy / citrusy hops. Udon, ramen and sushi lovers, we got you!