Coedo Kosancha Saison by Coedo 

Coedo Kosancha Saison コエド狭山茶セゾン

Coedo Kosancha Saison is a 5% saison from Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and is brewed using locally sourced Sayama tea leaves. The name roughly translated into “little mountain tea” in English. Coedo Kosancha Saison was first released in October 2017. Coedo Kosancha Saison Aroma and Taste Coedo Kosancha Saison came out a reasonably …

Y Market Golden Combi by Y Market Brewing 

Y Market Golden Combi ワイマーケットゴールデンコンビー

Y Market Golden Combi is a 5% American IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s another entry into their draught only range and was first released in October 2017. The Golden Combi name stems its colour and also from from it being brewed with “traditional” American IPA hops of Chinook, Centennial, and Horizon. Y Market Golden Combi …

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer

Baird Fire in the Belly

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer, or to give it its full name Baird Fire in the Belly – Doug’s Red Ale, is a 6% amber ale from Baird Beer, based in Shuzenji, Shizuoka. It’s part of their seasonal draft range, though we’ve heard it has made it into bottles a couple of times. Baird Fire in the Belly is …

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki is an 8% NE IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative brew they did with Culmination Brewing, an American brewery based in Portland, Oregon. It originally came out in June 2017; however, do to its popularity, Ise Kadoya have brewed again it for distribution on tap across Japan. It’s unknown …

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy's IPA

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a 2017 collaboration brew with Mondo Brewing, a London based brewery that has connections with Japan as the head brewer, Tom, lived in Japan before starting Mondo Brewing. At the time of writing, Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA is a limited …

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Baird Black Bread Rye Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Malduguns, based in Latvia, who came over with a “shitload” of rye bread to make a beer. Latvian rye bread (Kelmeni), hand carried from Latvia, was used in this beer, also some malted rye (thanks Chris!) and Warrior and …

Coedo Gattsu Pozu by Coedo 

Coedo Gattsu Pozu

Coedo Gattsu Pozu is a 10% double IPA, produced as a collaboration between Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan and Fieldworks Brewing Company, based in California, USA. It’s part of the Coedo limited edition range, and can be found in bottles and on tap. Gattsu Pozu is the Japanese expression used when a player comes up with the big play and shows …

Coedo Regista IPA by Coedo 

Coedo Regista IPA

Coedo Regista IPA is 6% American IPA from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, Saitama. It’s part of their draft only range (why oh why can’t they expand on their bottled range already) and can be found across Japan. First released at the Autumn Keyaki Beer Festival in 2017, Coedo Regista IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, and Motueka hops though when …

Nihonkai IBA by Nihonkai Beer Club

Nihonkai IBA

Nihonkai IBA is a 7% American brown ale / India pale ale from Nihonkai Beer Club, based Hosu, Ishikawa. It’s part of their draft only range of beers and can be found across Japan, though it has been seen only rarely in bottles. The hop used in the beer for aroma is Cascade but not much else is known about Nihonkai …

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in June 2017 to celebrate the opening of The Farmhouse – a small little bar and hotel owned by Tamamura Honten. If you hadn’t guessed, Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA is another Japanese …