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.
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