In Japanese Shinto beliefs the Kitsune or Fox is an animal associated with the spirit Inari: guardian of rice harvests. This beer was made as a nod to Kyoto, the cultural and tea capital of Japan as well as the home to the largest shrine to Inari: Fushimi Inari-taisha. As such we have incorporated the key ingredients of genmaicha tea, toasted flaked rice and sencha, into a Japanese style lager exhibiting both a light toasty aroma as well as refreshing fruity and grassy notes from the tea. German pilsner malt works to fill out the body just enough while Wakatu hops provide a little extra citrus to compliment the tea addition in this crisp, refreshing lager. Kanpai!