Futako Ale by Futako Beer

Futako Ale

Futako Ale is a 5% American pale ale brewed by Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. Like the rest of the Futako Beers, Futako Ale was brewed under contract at Hitachino Nest and the beer can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Futako Ale also contains barley that has been locally grown in the Setagaya area of Tokyo, …

Daigo Pilsner by Daigo Brewery

Daigo Pilsner

Daigo Pilsner is a 5% pilsner from Daigo Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and Daigo Pilsner can be found both in bottles and on taps. And that is all we could find out about Daigo Pilsner. Daigo Pilsner Aroma and Taste Daigo Pilsner poured out a hazy golden colour with minimal amount of head …

Doppo Dunkel by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Dunkel

Doppo Dunkel is a 5% dunkel beer from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on draft across Japan. And that’s the description for this beer. Sorry ladies and gentlemen. Doppo Dunkel Aroma and Taste Doppo Dunkel poured out a light copper brown colour with a …

Preston Brown Ale by Preston Ale

Preston Brown Ale

Preston Brown Ale is a 5% brown ale from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan.Preston Brown Ale is based on a traditional British brown ale recipe though we don’t know what hops or malts are used in making it. …

Swan Lake IPA by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery

Swan Lake IPA

Swan Lake IPA is a 7% American IPA from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up of beers that can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, and at their taprooms, though its release date is unknown as I’ve come across it at various times throughout the year. Swan Lake …

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Iwate Kura Pale Ale by Sekinoichi Brewery

Iwate Kura Pale Ale

Iwate Kura Pale Ale is a 4% English-style pale ale from Sekinoichi Brewery. Let’s see, this one has a meaningless award associated with it: a silver medal at the International Beer Challenge in 2007. Second best a decade ago, back when no-one gave a toss about Japanese craft beer? I can hardly wait to try this one. Iwate Kura Pale …

Sakura Mayflower IPA by Sakura Brewery

Sakura Mayflower IPA

Sakura Mayflower IPA is a 7% English IPA from Sakura Brewery, based in Iwate, Japan. It started out life as part of their draft range and found its way into bottles during 2016. And that’s it – there is no information on the Sakura Brewery homepage, nor could we find anything in Japanese about the beer either. The only thing …

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. The beer is part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The coffee beans used in Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale are the same ones that were used in the G7 Summit …

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss is a 5.5% German hefeweizen from Kumezakura Daisen Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup, and can be found in both bottle and on tap. The name Kohaku, which means amber in English, is used to differentiate this from their regular weizen. Even though it has the word “kohaku” in its name, Daisen …

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale, besides having a ridiculous name, is a 5% golden ale from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started life out as part of their draft only range, but found its way into bottles in late 2016, and is now available more readily. Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale is brewed with both Pilsner Malt and Munich Malts with hops …