Shizuoka Craft Beer: Aoi Brewing-Shimizu Harumi Oranges Ale!

At long last the new craft beer made with local oranges by Aoi Brewing in Shizuoka City is available on tap at AOI BEER STAND in Miyuki-Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!


Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the largest citruses-producing Prefectures in Japan and grows many local varieties.
One is called “Harumi Mikan” and is grown in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Aoi Brewing could come up with this fruit beer thanks to the JA and Shizuoka Government cooperation.
It is a brew limited to 450 liters which necessitated the help of other brewers in Shizuoka Prefecture, a true local product!
Judging from the TV coverage and incredible popularity it will soon disappear, but hopefully it will become a regular annual feature!


Served on tap
Barley, Maris Otter malt, Pilsner Malt, Australia Galaxy hop, Summer hop, Harumi Mikan ornages
2-step process: 1) orange peels, 2) orange juice
Alcohol/ABV: 5.4%
Bubbles: fine bubbles.Longish head. White
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: Deep lemon/light orange color
Aroma: fruity and dry. Oranges. Elegant aroma.
Taste: Deep, dry and fruity attack.
Extremely refreshing.
Complex. Oranges, orange peels. Citruses.
Lingers long enough on palate for true tasting with dominant oranges.
Varies little with food.
Stays true to first impressions all the way through.

Overall: very elegant and easy to drink craft beer. Very refreshing. Perfect for a hot afternoon.
Its soft dryness makes for a very satisfying brew that ladies in particular will enjoy, although men did show a keen interest!
Bound to be even more celebrated in the near future!
Top-class fruit beer!

Beer Junkie MOTEL

420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 11-5, IMAKKOKO Bldg. 1F
Tel.: 054-253-6558
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00, 17:00~26:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday
Parties welcome


Aoi Brewing Co.,Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyagasaki Chyo, 30
Tel.: 054-294-8911
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00 (Monday~Friday), 15:00~23:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesdays
COD, Cash On Delivery only for all orders.

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

Some Aoi beers are also available at Aoi Brewery’s restaurant 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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