Iwate Kura Stout by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Kuro Kura

Iwate Kura Stout is also brewed under the name Iwate Kura Kuro Kura; however, the name stated seems to be the most common one on sale. It is available in both bottle and can form and is based on a British stout recipe. If you need more convincing, this beer has won multiple awards at different competitions since 1997. Iwate Kura …

TY Harbor Imperial Stout by TY Harbor Brewery

TY Harbor Brewery Imperial Stout

TY Harbor Imperial Stout is the bottled form of the beer by the same name by TY Harbor Brewery. Finally! It’s based on an 18th century style from London that was used to encourage the porters on the rivers to work hard throughout the day. TY Harbor Imperial Stout can be found on tap at all TY Harbor stores and was released …

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Amaou Oatmeal Black by K’s Brewing Company

K’s Brewmaster Amao Oatmeal Black

Amaou Oatmeal Black is secretly a bomb contained within a bottle. I had to get that out of the way first because when I opened this straight out of the fridge, it exploded and went everywhere. Over the walls. Over the kids. Over the wife. Everywhere except for the glass. Luckily, I had two bottles and was well prepared yet the …

Sankt Gallen El Diablo by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen El Diablo サンクトエルディアブロ

Sankt Gallen El Diablo  is Sankt Gallen Brewery’s annual release of their barley wine range. Since 2006, Sankt Gallen have produced this beer with the deliberate idea that people can age the bottles at home as Sankt Gallen El Diablo has a life of about five years. It is brewed with 2.5 times the regular amount of malt and six times …

Oirase Weizen by Oirase Brewing Company

Oirase Weizen

Oirase Weizen is a hefeweizen style beer brewed out in Aomori prefecture in the northern part of Honshū. It is brewed on a southern German recipe and Oirase Weizen incorporates fresh Aomori wheat in the recipe. Oirase Weizen Aroma and Taste Oirase Weizen has a very hazy, straw like body that appears to have sediment at the bottom of the glass …

Daigo Weizen by Daigo Brewery

Daigo Weizen

Daigo Weizen, sometimes advertised as Yamizo Morino Daigo Weizen, is a German hefeweizen style beer from Daigo Brewery. There isn’t much information out there on the net. Heck, even the brewery homepage doesn’t seem to exist either anymore but they’re still making beer at the time of writing. Daigo Weizen Aroma and Taste Daigo Weizen doesn’t pour out with much life …

Oh! La! Ho Amber Ale by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Amber Ale

Nagano, land of snow and beer it seems. Oh! La! Ho Amber Ale is another beer out of Nagano, well south Nagano, and is readily found in the Nagano city area. It can also be bought at the Oh! La! Ho Brewery, just outside of Ueda, Nagano. Oh! La! Ho Amber Ale has also won awards for nine years in a row, from 2000 …

Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner

Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner is a beer from the three star brand brewed by Morita Kinshachi Brewery and is brewed using only German hops and malt. Fermentation for Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner occurs at lower than usual temperatures for a lager. In turn, this gives it a ripening period of one-and-a-half times the normal length for a pilsner. Mitsuboshi Beer Pilsner Aroma and Taste Mitsuboshi Beer …

Harvestmoon Schwarz by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvest Moon Schwarz

Harvestmoon Schwarz is brewed in Maihama, Chiba. If that sounds familiar well that’s because a certain big eared mouse lives in the near vicinity. Enough to drive anyone to drink. It is brewed in the traditional south German style of schwarz beers. At the time of writing, Harvestmoon Schwarz was only available in bottle form only. Harvestmoon Schwarz Aroma and Taste …

Tenshi no Red Ale by Helios Brewery

Tenshi no Red Ale

Ho ho ho! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the holiday season? What festive place full of Christmas cheer? Why, Okinawa, of course! So pull on that embarrassing aloha shirt with the snowman on it that your grandma knitted you, tie some reindeer to your surfboard and let’s see if we can’t ride the …