Brimmer Session IPA by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Session IPA

Brimmer Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer, under the speciality banner, and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Summer onwards. It was first released in 2016 though whether it will appear again is unknown at the time of writing. …

Minoh Dark Lager by Minoh Beer

Minoh Dark Lager

Minoh Dark Lager, or this version named Minoh Papa Zaru No Lager (Daddy monkey’s lager), is a 5% Vienna lager, brewed by Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. Minoh Dark Lager used to be part of their seasonal range and from 2016, it made a reappearance as part of Minoh’s Zaru range of beers, which are dedicated to the monkeys that …

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Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale is a 4.5% mild ale by Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their annual summer seasonal release and can be found in both bottles and on tap too. Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale was originally brewed with Nøgne Ø, a Norwegian brewery, for the Tokyo Beer Festival back in 2009, …

Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout by Aoi Brewing

Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout

Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout is a 5% dry stout from Aoi Brewing based in Shizuoka, Japan. Like many of their other beers, Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout started out life as part of their draft range and found its way into bottles in late 2016. Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout is brewed with Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt, …

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale is a 6% something kind of beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. Why is it a “something” kind of beer? Well after doing some research into Ise Kadoya Maria Ale, it’s been labelled …

Fujizakura Munchen Lager by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Munchen Lager

Fujizakura Munchen Lager is a 5% helles from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Fujizakura Munchen Lager has an IBU of 30 and won the gold medal at the 2015 World Beer Awards for the World’s Best Helles beer – however, you …

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Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt

Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt is a 5.5% altbier from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started out life as part of their draft range and made the move to bottles towards the end of 2016. Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt is brewed with Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Munich Malt, black malt, and chocolate malt, with Magnum and Select …

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 …