Japas Matsurika Jasmine Pilsner
Matsurika is a Czech-style Pilsner brewed with softly floral Jasmine petals. Light bodied, soft, and with very deft and measured usage of Jasmine flower petals, this beer is mellow and easy-drinking. I really like how the Jasmine plays a support role and ultimately helps the grain and hops shine.
Japas Cervejaria is run by Maíra Kimura, Yumi Shimada and Fernanda Ueno, three women who merged their talents into a brewery following their love of beer and their shared Japanese-Brazilian heritage. Their beer is primarily produced in Sao Paolo, Brazil, however this particular one was made by Japas in Chicago.