Shiga Kogen Kasumi by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Kasumi 志賀高原KASUMi

Shiga Kogen Kasumi, or to give it its full name of Shiga Kogen Kasumi IPA for Sennin, is a 4.5% session IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Shiga Kogen Kasumi was first released in May 2018, though this is …

AJB IBU Nai by Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company

AJB IBU Nai AJB IBUない

AJB IBU Nai is a 5.4% American Pale Ale from Anglo Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. The name “IBU Nai” comes from the fact that no bittering hops were used in the making of the beer. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether AJB IBU Nai is a one-off or will be sold again in …

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA 伊勢角屋サマービーチIPA

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup of beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA is brewed using 8 different hops: Authanum, Cascade, Centennial, Polaris, Ekuanot, Waimea, Summer, and Falconer’s Flight. Ise Kadoya …

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL 伊勢角屋アドリブIPL

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL, or to give it its full name Ise Kadoya Jam Session Brew Ad Lib IPL, is a 6% Indian Pale Lager from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and can be found on tap and on bottles. It’s a collaborative brew with Spring Valley Brewery with the head brewers from …

Nichinan Panayuzu by Nichinan Brewery

Nichinan Panayuzu 日南パネユズエール

Nichinan Panayuzu is a 5% fruit beer from Nichinan Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in bottles at the time of writing. It contains locally sourced yuzu, known as Japanese citron, and the name comes from “hanpa yuzu peel” which means “a lot of yuzu peel”. Nichinan Panayuzu Aroma and …

Kirishima Amber by Kirishima Beer

Kirishima Amber 霧島アンバー

Kirishima Amber is a 5% amber from Kirishima Beer, based in Miyazaki, in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though the latter is hard to find outside of the Kyushu area. Kirishima Amber has won a few awards – with two bronze medals for at The International Beer …

Taisetsu Kellar Piruka by Taisetsu Ji-Beer

Taisetsu Kela Piruka 大雪ケラピルカ

Taisetsu Kellar Piruka is a 5% amber ale from Taisetsu Ji-Beer, based in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, in Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in bottles and occasionally on tap too. It was one of the first beers brewed by Taisetsu Ji-Beer but there is a distinct lack of information about it. Taisetsu Kellar …

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale by Nichinan Beer

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale 日南麦酒ベルジャンホワイト

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale is 5% Belgian wit from Nichinan Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in bottles though we’re yet to see it on tap at the time of writing. Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale is brewed using locally sourced yuzu and also imported coriander. Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale Aroma and …

Yokohama Orange Pale Ale by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Orange Pale Ale 横浜オレンジペールエール

Yokohama Orange Pale Ale is a 5% fruit beer with an American Pale Ale base by Yokohama Brewery, based in Yokohama, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their local lineup that uses products from the surrounding Yokohama and Kanagawa area. Yokohama Orange Pale Ale uses Kiyomi oranges, sourced from Odawara, and also water from Doshi village, like the Yokohama Yuzu Weizen. At …

Hideji Kinkan Lager by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Kinkan Beer ひでじきんかんビール

Hideji Kinkan Lager is a 5% fruit beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It uses fresh, locally sourced kinkan, also known as kumquat in English. I can’t image being the person who has to to squeeze all those …