Yamathon Guide

Yamanote Line Beer

Let’s be honest – who hasn’t wanted to do a bar crawl around Tokyo at some point? And who hasn’t had the grand idea of doing one bar at each stop around the Yamanote line. At 29 stations, it’s debatable whether you could do it it one day. One weekend sounds more plausible. You could even walk between some of …

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Source of Styles #4 – Saison

Source of Style Saison

Summer has ended but that doesn’t mean you can’t crack open a saison. Saison is a style of beer that originally comes from the French-speaking area of Wallonia in Belgium, first back in the 18th century. These beers were brewed in the winter months and consumed in the hot winter months in the area, with the name, which means “season” …

Kyoto Drinking Guide

Kyoto Drinking Guide

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BeerTengoku S2E6: Behind the Beer – Yeast

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In the latest edition of the hit series “Behind The Beer”, we’ve got Molly Browning from Lallemand, a privately owned Canadian company that researches, develops, produces and markets yeasts. Lallemand Inc can be found at: http://brewing.lallemand.com/ The intro music is provided by The Worst Case Scenario with “The Beer Song”. Find them at: Soundcloud Facebook

Where to Drink During The Day in Tokyo

For a country that seems to be rampant with alcohol, it’s a surprise that not more places are open before work is over for the day in Japan. While people have things to do, it’s always nice to knock off work early, go down the pub, and have a couple of quiet beers, then go home. However, in Japan, that …

BeerTengoku S2E5: Flying Solo

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As Joe is in the UK, it’s up to Rob to fly solo and write the podcast, do the podcast, make the podcast, and edit the podcast. It’s also sweltering hot here, which means we’re going on a break – but we have plenty in store for you. Stories Discussed Yokohama Baystars to get MORE craft beer. Cruising around the …

BeerTengoku Podcast S2E4: 2014 Retrospective

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Four years? FOUR years? four YEARS?! FOUR YEARS?! Yes. From our humble beginnings of sitting on our sofas writing about beer we bought in the combini, we’ve come so far… here we are… erm… never mind. In this podcast we look back on the first year of BeerTengoku. We discuss which beers we have (and haven’t) drunk since reviewing, bars …

Source of Styles #3 – Hefeweizens

If you’ve been in Japan for a while, then you’ve come across a weizen (wheat in English) or sometimes weissbier (white beer) by now. Since the lowering of the license limit back in 1994, weizens, along with pilsners, have long been a common style brewed in Japan. Take almost any of the craft beer breweries that started out in 1994, …

Kannai Walking Guide

Kannai Walking Guide

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