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Hitachino Nest Beer

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Aug 6th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    Hitachino Nest Beer 1
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Everything about Hitachino Nest Beer stands out among other ale bottles, from the adorable Japanese woodblock owl, to the psychedelic fit-top-shape lettering (e.g. Red Rice), to the bold, constructivist, semi-slab Epokha, a 1992 Letraset face that’s seldom seen these days.

    Hitachino Nest Beer 8
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The designers (please let us know who to credit) made a few modifications to Epokha, adding subtle curved bracketing to all the serifs in the “NEST BEER” logo, and more slabs to the first ‘N’.

    “Kiuchi Brewery (木内酒造) is a brewery in Naka, Japan established in 1823 by village headman Kiuchi Gihei as a sake and shochuproducer. Craft beer production began in 1996 after a change in Japanese law governing micro brewing. A number of Kiuchi’s products seek to combine European beer-making technology with traditional Japanese brewing techniques.” — Wikipedia

    Hitachino Nest Beer 2
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Hitachino Nest Beer 3
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Hitachino Nest Beer 4
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Hitachino Nest Beer 5
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Hitachino Nest Beer 6
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Hitachino Nest Beer 7
    Source: https://redmart.com © Kiuchi Brewery. License: All Rights Reserved.

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