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Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale

Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and first came out in bottles in April 2017, though it has been served on draft since 2015. Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale is brewed using German Pilsner, and German wheat malt, along with Belgium Aroma 150, US Cascade, …

Kobushi Hana Maibock by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Maibock

Kobushi Hana Maibock is a 7% maibock style from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Kobushi Hana Maibock is sometimes labelled as hellesbock, which is German for “light bock”, due its colour. At the time of writing, Kobushi Hana Maibock is brewed …

Ise Kadoya Crossing New IPA By Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Crossing New IPA

Ise Kadoya Crossing New IPA is a 6.5% IPA brewed at Ise Kadoya, in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their 20th anniversary collaborative effort with T.Y Harbour, based in Tokyo, who are also celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2017. Ise Kadoya Crossing New IPA uses the New England IPA as style guideline, with pale malt and wheat malt as part of …

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Wabi Sabi Pale Ale

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale is a 6% unfiltered pale ale made with wasabi and green tea. It’s part of Baird Beer’s year-round beer lineup. Wabi-Sabi is a funny sounding word for a deep existential aesthetic. It refers to the respect of imperfections and the transient nature of life- “Wabi” means rustic simplicity, and “Sabi” means the beauty that comes …

Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2 by Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu

Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2

Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2 is a 6.5% weizenbock from Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers that can be found at the BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi branch and also made its way into bottles too. As the name indicates, Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2 is the second iteration of the beer, with this having been …

Noboribetsu Sweet Strawberry by Noboribetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Sweet strawberry

Noboribetsu Sweet Strawberry is a 6.5% fruit ale, brewed with Toyoura strawberries. There’s a tiny paragraph on the label that says how it won gold in the flavoured ale category in the Japan Asia Beer Cup 2008, which is about as important and relevant now as saying that it comes in a bottle and is a liquid. It has a …

Aoi Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale

Aoi Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale is a 5% wheat ale from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Like many other of their bottled beers, Aoi Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale started out life in draft form before moving to bottled form towards the end of 2016. It’s brewed with Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt along with Saphir and Perle hops, …

Ise Kadoya Hime White by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hime White

Ise Kadoya Hime White is a 5% witbier from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Ise Kadoya Hime White is brewed with the traditional adjunct of coriander; however, unlike other witbiers, Ise Kadoya Hime White contains yuzu peel, also known as Japanese citron, in …

Kazekami Porter by Kamikaze Bakushu 

Kazekami Porter

Kazekami Porter is an 8% porter from Kazekami Bakushu, based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. It’s part of their bottled only range, and we’re yet to come across it on tap. It’s also technically a happoshu as Kazekami Porter is brewed with cloves and something called リンデン, or rinden, in Japanese. In English, this is known as the Tilia europaea also called the Common Lime, that bears …

Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale

Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale is an 8% double IPA from Ise Kadoya based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale is brewed with the “unique” selling point of 10 different hops added at 120 different intervals …