Hida Yuzu Lala by Ji-Beer Hida

Hida Yuzu Lala 飛騨柚子ララ

Hida Yuzu Lala is a 4.5% fruit beer from Ji-Beer Hida, based in Hidatakayama, Gifu. It’s part of their fruit beer lineup and can be found in bottles at the time of writing. Hida Yuzu Lala is brewed using yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, from Kaminoho, a village found in Gifu, and involves the fresh juice and peels being …

Kobushi Hana Marzen by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Marzen こぶし花メルツェン

Kobushi Hana Marzen is a 6% marzen style beer from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup, a strange one considering this is a marzen style beer which are usually brewed for Oktoberfest time. Kobushi Hana Marzen Aroma and Taste Kobushi Hana Marzen poured out a dark copper red colour with a large amount …

Myoko Kogen Pilsner by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Pilsner 妙高高原ピルスナー

Myoko Kogen Pilsner is a 5% Czech pilsner from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike most pilsners in Japan, Myoko Kogen Pilsner is brewed to a traditional Czech recipe and uses imported Czech Saaz hops as well. Myoko Kogen Pilsner Aroma and …

Kirishima Stout by Kirishima Beer

Kirishima Stout 霧島スタウト

Kirishima Stout is a 5% dry stout from Kirishima Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap too. It most recently won bronze at the Australian International Beer Competition in 2018 though besides that, not much else is known about Kirishima Stout. Kirishima Stout Aroma and Taste …

Kirishima Hyuganatsu by Kirishima Beer

Kirishima Hyuganatsu 霧島日向夏

Kirishima Hyuganatsu is a 5% fruit beer from Kirishima Beer, based in Miyakonojo city, in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers can be found in both bottles and on tap. Kirishima Hyuganatsu is brewed using locally grown hyuganatsu, a kind of citrus fruit grown in Japan. It also uses ginger and lemons but at the time …

Hida Kolsch by Hida Ji-Beer

Hida Kolsch 飛騨ケルシュ

Hida Kolsch is 5% kolsch beer from Hida Ji-Beer, based in Hidatakayama, in Gifu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only – we’ve yet to see it outside of the area on draft. It’s brewed using imported German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops and is brewed to a traditional Koln …

Far Yeast Imperial Peach by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Imperial Peach ファーイーストインペリアル ピーチ

Far Yeast Imperial Peach is a 7% fruit beer, based on a Belgian tripel, from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, with this one being done with Brouwerij de Prael, a brewery based in the Netherlands. Far Yeast Imperial Peach uses locally sourced peach juice during fermentation. Far Yeast Imperial Peach Aroma and Taste …

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop 志賀高原ソルティーホップ

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop is a 4.5% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and first came out in 2015. Since then, Shiga Kogen Salty Hop has made random appearances throughout the year, usually around summer time. It’s brewed using locally grown irises and peppers and also sea salt harvested from the Japan …

Kirishima Pale Ale by Kirishima Beer

Kirishima Pale Ale 霧島ペールエール

Kirishima Pale Ale is a 5% American Pale Ale from Kirishima Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in bottles, though we’re yet to come across it on tap on our travels. It has an IBU of 45 though there is no indication of what hops are used in …

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale by Komagatake Brewery

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale 南信州ビール宝剣岳エール

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale is a 5% golden ale from Komagatake Brewery, based in Komagane, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of the summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was first released in 2017 and Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale is named after Mount Hōken, at 2,931m high, is one of major peaks in Kiso Mountains or Central Alps, …