Kizakura Kyoto Classic by Kizakura Beer

Kizakura Kyoto Classic

Kizakura Kyoto Classic is a 4.5% Amber ale from Kizakura Beer, based in Kyoto, Japan. It was first released in 2016, though managed to slip under the radar for most beer drinkers. Kizakura Kyoto Classic is part of Kizakura Beer’s push to expand into new markets, in particular overseas ones in Asia and the US. It’s brewed using Saaz hops and …

Kisoji Pale Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Pale Ale

Kisoji Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, available both on tap and in cans, though the cans are a tad hard to distinguish from one another as they all have the same design, besides a small sticker that lies next to the …

Nagisa Pale Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Pale Ale

Nagisa Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on draft across Japan. According to the Nagisa Beer online shopping portal, Nagisa Pale Ale is brewed with five different malts and four different hops, but unfortunately …

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red is a 5% English Pale Ale from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and was first released in April 2017 as an addition to the Chroa range. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what ingredients or hops are used in the beer. Donryu Chroa Taboo Red Aroma and …

Hi no Tani Sour Beer by Hi no Tani Beer

Hi no Tani Sour Beer

Hi no Tani Sour Beer is a 5% sour beer from Hi no Tani Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles outside of the brewpub, and on tap there. Hi no Tani Sour Beer is brewed using a sour mashing process, a traditional method used in Germany under the famed …

Kure Pale Ale by Kure Beer

Kure Pale Ale

Kure Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. It’s brewed using four different kinds of aroma hops, though which ones they are is unsure as nothing is listed about them on …

Kure Black IPA by Kure Beer

Kure Black IPA

Kure Black IPA is a 4.7% black IPA from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It was first released in March 2016 and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan; however, at the time of writing we’re unsure if it is an actual seasonal beer or an all-year round edition. Kure Black IPA is brewed using 5 different …

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale by Hakone Beer

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale is a 5.5% English pale ale from Hakone Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range of beers, on sale from the beginning of March until stocks sell out, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across the Kanto area. It’s also won a couple of awards at the Asia …

Johana Hikiyama Black by Johana Beer

Johana Hikiyama Black

Johana Hikiyama Black is a 5.5% black IPA from Johana Beer, based in Toyama, Japan. It was first released in 2016 and appeared in their spring seasonal lineup again in 2017, though it’s unknown whether it’s become part of their all-year lineup or not? I guess it’s only taken Japan a couple of years to catch up with the black …

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Baeren Summer Weizen by Baeren 

Baeren Summer Weizen

Baeren Summer Weizen is a 5% German Hefeweizen brewed by Baeren, in Iwate, Japan. Confusingly, Baeren also make a winter weizen but it seems this is the summer version of it that can still be found throughout Japan. Baeren Summer Weizen differs from the Baeren Winter Weizen in that the flavours are softer to accommodate the searing heat that is face by those …