The second beer I'd like to mention is somewhat widely available around Baton Rouge these days. It has replaced Kirin Ichiban as my favorite beer to get while eating sushi or other dishes from the Orient. Hitachino Nest's White Ale is a Japanese beer that, while moderately expensive, is worthy of the price tag. It is smooth, flavorful, and downright delicious. Just don't let them pour it in a frosty glass if you order it at a restaurant. A beer this good deserves room temperature glassware!