Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc is a 5% American wheat lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Besides having a mess of a name, Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc is part of their limited edition bottle range and was first released in 2017 though there is no information about it on the Hansharo Blog or their shop page. At the time of …

Preston Irish Ale by Preston Ale

Preston Irish Ale

Preston Irish Ale is a 5% stout beer from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations. Like many other of the Preston Ale range of beers, Preston Irish Ale has also won some awards including, most prestigiously, the World Beer Award for …

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Minoh Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Stout

Minoh Stout is a 5.5% stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. In 2016, Minoh Stout won the award for World’s Best Stout (Japan) at the World Beer Awards, so don’t let the massive sticker on the front fool …

Donryu Dream Pale Ale by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Dream Pale Ale

Donryu Dream Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of the all-year round range of beer from Donryu Dream Beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It has also won a silver award at the Asia Beer World Cup in 2014 and Bronze at the International Beer Cup in …

Osaka Bay Blues by Konishi Brewing

Osaka Bay Blues

Osaka Bay Blues is a 5% witbier from Konishi Brewing, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s brewed as part of their regular limited edition line-up, though there doesn’t seem to be any restriction on it. Osaka Bay Blues is brewed with orange and coriander and can be found across Japan in bottles, though we’ve heard that it will see a draft …

Baeren Apple Lager by Baeren

Baeren Apple Lager

Baeren Apple Lager is a 5% fruit beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Baeren Apple Lager is brewed using locally sourced Iwate apples of the Sansa variety. A little known fact is Iwate is the third largest producer of …

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny is a 5% ABV spiced beer from Hyappa Brews in Aichi prefecture. It’s made with black pepper and Hatcho miso paste, and is part of their limited edition bottled range. It’s also an abomination. Hyappa Brews Miso Korny Aroma and Taste I thought I knew what to expect with this beer. I was the one who …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Saison by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Saison

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Saison is a 4% saison from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s was first released in 2015 as part of their seasonal range of craft beer and can be found on sale late spring / early summer. Ise Kadoya Hanakin Saison is one of the first beers in Japan to use 農大花酵母, known as noudai-hanakoubo or Agriculture Great Flower …

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Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA

Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is a 6.5% English IPA from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is part of their bottled lineup and has also been seen on tap across primarily the Chubu and Kanto areas. It’s brewed using Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Munich Malt with Challenger, Fuggle, and Kent Golding hops from …

Hansharo English Pale Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo English Pale Ale

Hansharo English Pale Ale is a 5% English bitter from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It can be found in both bottles and on tap. Peculiarly, Hansharo English Pale Ale is also known as Hansharo Tarouzaemon Best Bitter which seems to make more sense than its English pale ale designation on the label. It’s brewed using imported Maris Otter and …