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Hansharo Hyoro Triple by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Hyoro Triple

Hansharo Hyoro Triple is a 6% Belgian tripel from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at the time of writing. Hansharo Hyoro Triple was first released in 2016 though we’re unsure what went into it as the Hansharo Beer homepage is lacking in any detailed …

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout is a 6.5% spiced stout from Sankt Gallen Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range for Valentine’s day – a day in Japan where women tend to give men presents – and apparently it takes 10,000 black sesame seeds to make 1 bottle of Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout, where one …

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter is an 8% spiced porter from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range of beers and was first released in 2016, as a push towards the Valentine’s market. Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter is brewed with orange peel, cacao powder, and also cardamom, which happens to be the world’s third most expensive spice, …

Nagisa Mikan Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Mikan Ale

Nagisa Mikan Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Nagisa Mikan Ale uses locally sourced mikans, sometimes known as tangerines or satsumas in English, during the brewing process. Nagisa Mikan Ale Aroma and Taste Nagisa …

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Chocolate No. 7

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is an 8% stout from Shimane Beer Company, from Shimane and it’s a part of their winter lineup of craft beer. It is usually released a few weeks in advance of Valentine’s Day, with the traditional viewpoint that women are going to buy this for a special person in their life. Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is brewed …

Hakkaisan Pilsner by Hakkaisan Sake Brewing

Hakkaisan Pilsner

Hakkaisan Pilsner is a 5% pilsner from Hakkaisan Sake Brewing based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range of beers and can be found on tap and also in bottles, which come in two sizes of 350ml and 500ml. Why this is released only in winter is beyond me, as you would think that pilsners would be best …

Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon

Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon is a 4% American pale ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, released in bottles and on tap, this time with Transporter magazine, who have collaborated with Oh! La! Ho! and also Far Yeast Brewing Company in the past. Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon came about after a meeting where Transporter magazine were …

Hansharo Soun APA by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Soun APA / Hansharo American Pale Ale

Hansharo Soun APA, also known as Hansharo American Pale Ale, is a 5% American Pale ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka Japan. It’s part of their all-year round up and can be found in both bottles and cans. There may be some bottles of Hansharo Soun APA with the “old” design on them, a simple logo of Hansharo Beer, though …

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA Bottle

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in November 2016. Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA, which is also known as Ise Kadoya Up² IPA, was brewed in collaboration with Uetake-san, famed ex-brewer from Coedo and currently brewing at Ushitora Brewery …

Yatsugatake Touchdown Frontier Dunkel by Yatsugatake Beer

So this is the second beer I’ll be reviewing from Yatsugatake, and can you believe this one is also not really worth your time? I do hate to do this, as I want to encourage more people to buy me beers as souvenirs. But as long as there are people wanting to buy souvenir beers, there will be some unscrupulous …