Our artisan brewers use scientific measurements coupled with their finely tuned senses to determine the precise condition of the beer as it matures and breathes peacefully in its tanks. The artisans always allow the first sip of beer to fall to the ground as a tribute to the brewmasters who came before them. The final tasting is the moment when our craft brew experts bring all of their sensitivities to bear.
Once the beer has matured and the yeast has finished its fermentation work, it needs to be filtered out of the mixture along with any other remaining fibers. Filtration produces the gorgeous clear liquid we are familiar with and causes the thick, heavily bodied flavors to take a back seat so that a delicate balance of tastes and aromas can emerge.
Note: Coedo Shiro is sold as an unfiltered beer and therefore does not undergo this process to remove yeasts. As a result, Shiro continues to mature gradually even after it is bottled.
Once the filtration process is complete and before the beer is packed into bottles and cans to be sold, samples must be stored for a long period of time and monitored.
When beer is shipped, it is immediately launched into a world far from our artisans’ ability to monitor it. It is subjected to stressors and environments that can and do compromise ideal quality. The inspection process is designed to take the future life of the beer into account.
Coedo is packaged in three separate types containers: bottles, cans, and kegs.
We start with the familiar 333-ml and 630-ml bottles bearing our original Coedo logo design. Each bottle is thoroughly cleaned and then capped and sealed instantly upon being filled. Wash, fill, cap. The faster this process takes place, the better.
Every Coedo beer is named after a traditional hue in the Japanese color palette: Kyara, Ruri, Shiro, Shikkoku, or Beniaka.
Each bears a colored label designed to harmonize with the name of the product and the color of the beer itself.
The bottled beer is finally complete and ready to sell once it receives its colored label.
We use filling machines made from Japanese, German, and Italian equipment.
The German parts of the machine are those that come in contact with the beer directly, while our labeler uses wine-labeling technology from northern Italy. Japanese robotics technology takes the bottles to the line and packs them in cases.
It is part of our artisans’ work not only to monitor the beer, but to maintain and manage the tools used in packaging the fruits of their labor.
The finished product
We hope that our beer communicates our cosmopolitan view of the world and brings joy to those who drink it. As we send out our bottles, kegs, and cans, we delight in the knowledge that they will bring happiness to those who make Coedo a part of their most joyous occasions.