Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Aoi Brewing-Litbitter Stout

The very newest craft beer by Aoi Brewing is now a available at AOI BEER STAND in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City: Litbitter Stout!


I had a little talk about the naming, “Litbitter”!
Actually it means “a little bit bitter” or “little bitter”!
Naming is sometimes a bit mysterious in Japanese!


Served on tap
Barley, barley hops, roasted malt, live yeast
Alcohol: 5.5 %
Clarity: opaque, slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: very dark brown
Bubbles: very fine and creamy. longish head, milk coffe color
Aroma: light, bread, toast
Taste: smooth, deep, refreshing attack. Gets deeper as it is swallowed down.
Dry coffee with hints of caramel. Dry figs.
Lingers on for quite a while before departing on a dry and acid note.
Reveals evolving facets.
Varies little with food.

Overall: Both refreshing and solid.
Very well-balanced with great acid finishing touch.
Superbly marries with food.
Drinks up slowly. Take your time to enjoy it!
Tends to reveal new facets as you drink it along.
Aoi Brewing is really coming of age!


Temporary address:
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK

Aoi Beers are also available at Aoi Brewery’s two more restaurants in Shizuoka City, namely


420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi Naka Building, 5F
Tel.: 054-293-9331
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00 (Mon.~Thurs.), 17:00~27:00 (Fri & Sat.), 17:00~24:00 (Sun.)
Parties welcome (reserve!)
Credit Cards OK


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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents


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