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Japanese beer fans brew up ale inspired by Preston

Posted on - 1st March, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, News
The Preston Ale served up and its brewing counter Pics: Japan Beer Times

The Preston Ale served up and its brewing counter Pics: Japan Beer Times

Ale fans will be pleased to know the city has proved inspiration for brewers on the other side of the world.

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Preston Ale has been brewed since 2002 in Japan after a visit to our fair city inspired him to get into real ale.

Kikuchi Akira, who is the head brewer at Joyful Honda, traveled the world learning his trade as a brewer.

The Japan Beer Times reports the ale’s name “harks back to the a time when the president of Honda Sangyo (the parent company) was in the English town of the same name, enjoying its famous ales with the food – it was an experience he would never forget, so he borrowed the name.”

Related: Guild Ale House prepares to open in city centre

Brown ale, pale ale, IPA and an Irish Ale are all brewed under the Preston Ale brand.

Ever tried the Japanese Preston Ale? Let us know in the comments below

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