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Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager 志賀高原インディアミヤマラガー

Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager is a 6% India Pale Lager from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup with it being first released in October 2014 and is also a collaborative effort with North Island Beer. This year’s effort is a collaborative effort with Hop Kotan Brewery, also based in Hokkaido. It is …

Locobeer InBA by Locobeer

Locobeer InBA ロコビア印旛

Locobeer InBA is a 6% India Black Ale, aka a black IPA, from Locobeer, based in Sakura city, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found on sale in the autumn time, though the actual date varies. The name INBA comes from the kanji 印旛 , which is the area of Chiba that Locobeer is …

Ise Kadoya Dry Stout by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Dry Stout 伊勢角屋ドライスタウト

Ise Kadoya Dry Stout is a 5% dry stout from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found on tap and in bottles across Japan. It’s brewed alongside the Ise Kadoya Oyster Stout (Come on Joe, get it into English!) but this one contains East Kent Golding hops instead. Ise Kadoya …

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA ファーイーストゆずヘイジーIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA is a 6% NE IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Gwei-Lo, a Chinese based craft beer brewery, and is also their first foray into cans. Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA is brewed using Amarillo, Citra, and Denali hops, along with locally grown yuzu, aka Japanese citron. …

Hideji Shi Shu 2018 by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Shi Shu 2018 宮崎ひでじ紫秋2018 1

Hideji Shi Shu 2018 is 5% fruit beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Nobeoka, in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their autumn season lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. This 2018 edition is brewed using ale malt, rather than the regular pilsner malt that is used, alongside the usual Aya Purple, a …

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale ひでじビール栗黒エール

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale is a 9% imperial stout from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Nobeoka, in Miyazaki, Kyushu. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottle and on tap. Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale, or Hideji Kuri Kuro, is brewed using locally grown chestnuts and Miyazaki Hideji Beer recommend aging this beer – but we …

Yo-Ho Brewing Boku Beer Kimi Beer Ryusei Radio Rye Pale Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

(deep breath) Yo-Ho Brewing Boku Beer Kimi Beer Ryusei Radio Rye Pale Ale is a 5% rye pale ale made by Yo-Ho Brewing. It’s the latest in their Boku Beer Kimi Beer series, is a limited-run beer, and was released on the 30th of October 2018. Previous beers in the Boku Kimi range: Cream ale Hoppy amber American wheat ale …

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 伊勢角屋プラチナドラゴンR2

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is a 4% session IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Platinum Dragon R range that can be found on sale sporadicly throughout the year. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is brewed to be a West Coast IPA-lite with a lower alcohol content than its contemporaries. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 …

Far Yeast Strata IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Strata IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Companyファーイーストストラタアイピーエー

Far Yeast Strata IPA is a 5% American IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, and can be found in bottles and on tap. It was first released in September at the Autumn Keyaki Festival. Far Yeast Strata IPA is brewed using Strata hops from the USA. Far Yeast Strata IPA Aroma …

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Vertere Californica by Vertere

Vertere Californica バテレカリフォルニカ

Vertere Californica is a 7% American IPA from Vertere based in Okutama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found on tap and in bottles. Vertere Californica is brewed using Maris Otter, Munich, Carared, and Melanondin, with a very American hop bill of Columbus, Simcoe, Cascade, and Chinook. Vertere Californica Aroma and Taste Vertere Californica …