Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA is a 6% IPA from Ise Kadoya Brewery. It’s brewed using Polaris and Citra hops, imported from the USA. Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA Aroma and Taste Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA pours out a slightly hazy straw colour with a centimetre of bubbles. So far, so IPA. But whatever you do, don’t stand downwind of this one. …

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale ひでじ宮崎ゆずエール

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale is brewed using juice from locally grown yuzu, known as Japanese citron, from the Miyazaki area. Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale …

Golden Slumber Pale Ale by Strange Brewing

Golden Slumber Pale Ale ストレンジゴールディンスランバーペールエール

Golden Slumber Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Strange Brewing, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap. Strange Brewing is owned by Aoki-san from Bakushu Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Golden Slumber Pale Ale is brewed using English malt and yeast though which …

Myoko Kogen Weizen by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Weizen 妙高高原ヴァイツェン

Myoko Kogen Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and comes in two different labels – this one below and also the bog-standard regular boring label. Myoko Kogen Weizen Aroma and Taste Myoko Kogen Weizen poured out a slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a plump …

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Fujizakura Okite Yaburi by Fujizakura Heights Beer

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi 富士桜おきてやぶり

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi is a 5.5% India Pale Weizen that is a collaboration between Fujizakura Heights Beer, based in Yamanashi, and Shiga Kogen, based in Nagano. It was brewed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fujizakura Heights Beer in July. As such, it’s a limited edition beer with no plans for any more releases. In a turn up for the …

Iwami Honey Draft by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Honey Draft 石見ハニードラフト

Iwami Honey Draft is a 4.5% blonde beer from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 though how long it’s limited for is unknown. Iwami Honey Draft is brewed with imported US Simcoe hops and honey from Masuda city. Iwami Honey Draft Aroma and Taste Iwami Honey Draft poured …

Baird Japan Tale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Japan Tale Ale ベアード日本物語エール

Baird Japan Tale Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range of beers and can be found on sale from the end of July onwards. It’s brewed using indigenous ingredients to Japan, such as korizato (rock sugar), ume (plums), and also Japanese wheat. Baird also use US Northern Brewer, Santiam, and …

Nagisa American Wheat by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa American Wheat ナギサアメリカンウィート

Nagisa American Wheat is a 5% wheat ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Nagisa American Wheat is brewed using 50% wheat and 50% barley, as well as imported Czech Saaz hops. Nagisa American Wheat Aroma and Taste Nagisa American Wheat …

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou by Doppo Beer

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou / 独歩スパークリングロゼ さくら旅情

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is a 5% fruit beer from Doppo Beer, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup though it can be found on sale until stocks run out. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is brewed with locally sourced juice from cherry trees. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou Aroma and Taste Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura …

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Kamikatz IPA by Rise & Win Brewing Company

Kamikatz IPA is a 6% American IPA from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using a combination of four different hops imported from New Zealand and The USA; however, it’s unknown at the time …