Iwami Saison by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Saison 石見セゾン

Iwami Saison is a 4.5% saison from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally sourced rice from Hameda city, yuzu from Masuda city, and German Hallertau hops as well. Iwami Saison Aroma and Taste Iwami Saison poured …

Zumona Alt by Tono Zumona Beer

Zumona Alt ずもなアルト

Zumona Alt is a 5% altbier from Tono Zumona Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found on both tap and on draft in some places. Zumona Alt Aroma and Taste Zumona Alt poured out a copper red colour with a head that had a reddish tinge to it. The …

Kyoto Bakushu Tanba no Kuromame by Kizakura Shuzo

Well, here we are. My one hundredth article on the site, finally. I vow to never talk about Rob’s copious work output in my reviews after this: Robert William Bright talks to me about the site on our team working app from 6:30am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday. If I’ve ever had any writer’s block, it’s because I’m constantly reminded …

Kamikatz Pale Ale by Rise & Win Brewing Company 

Kamikatz Pale Ale KAMIKATZ ペールエール

Kamikatz Pale Ale is a 4.5% English Pale Ale 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. Kamikatz Pale Ale is brewed using imported European and American hops though which ones are unknown at the time of writing. Kamikatz Pale Ale …

Far Yeast Genryu Fest by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Fest ファーイースト ゲンリュウ フェスト

Far Yeast Genryu Fest is a 4.5% mild ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition collaborative range, with this one being brewed with Kosuge Village, located near the Yamanashi Brewery. It was first released in November 2017 and uses water sourced from the Tama river, which starts near Kosuge village. Far Yeast …

Iwami Belgian White by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Belgian White 石見ベルジャンホワイト

Iwami Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in bottles. Iwami Belgian White is brewed using locally sourced sansho pepper and lemons from the Hiroshima area. On top of this, it also contains rice kouji (the stuff used to make sake …

Songbird Imperial Stout By Brewery Songbird

Songbird Imperial Stout ソングバードインペリアルスタウト

Songbird Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and is brewed using “spices”. Brewery Songbird styled this on an English imperial stout in previous years but used Belgian yeast to ferment this 2017 / 2018 version. Songbird Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste This is the third time I’ve …

Iwami Dry Stout by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Dry Stout 石見ドライスタウト

Iwami Dry Stout is a 5% stout from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beer and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally roasted coffee from the Hamada region and hopped with German Nugget hops. Iwami Dry Stout Aroma and Taste Iwami Dry …

Iwami American Pale Ale by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami American Pale Ale 石見アメリカンペールエール

Iwami American Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of craft beer and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Unlike most of the beers from Iwami Bakushu, the strangest adjunct contained in Iwami American Pale Ale are lemons sourced from …

Kamikatz Porter Stout by Rise & Win Brewing Company 

Kamikatz Porter Stout カミカツポータースタウト

Kamikatz Porter Stout is a 6% porter (despite the name!) from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap. Kamikatz Porter Stout is brewed using locally roasted Naruto kintoki sweet potatoes, along with the addition of roasted coffee and spices too in the fermentation stages. …