Matsumoto Session IPA by Matsumoto Brewery

Matsumoto Session IPA 松本セッションIPA

Matsumoto Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Matsumoto Brewery, based in Matsumoto, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found on tap. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what hops wet into Matsumoto Session IPA. Matsumoto Session IPA Aroma and Taste Matsumoto Session IPA came up a slightly hazy golden straw colour with …

Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout by Be Easy Brewing

Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout is a 5.2% milk stout from Be Easy Brewing, based in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and can be found across Japan all-year round. Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout is brewed using lactose sugar and has an IBU of 25. Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout Aroma and Taste Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout …

Kotan Porter by Hop Kotan Brewing

Kotan Porter 枯淡ポーター

Kotan Porter is 4.8% brown porter from Hop Kotan Brewing, based in Sorachi, in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range, and was first released in August 2018. Not much is known about the ingredients though as there is a distinct lack of information about it. Kotan Porter Aroma and Taste Kotan Porter came up a reddish brown …

AJB Libushi IPA by Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company

AJB Libushi IPA

AJB Libushi IPA is an 8% double / imperial IPA from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup, and as of October 2018, can also be found in bottles too. AJB Libushi IPA Aroma and Taste AJB Libushi IPA came up a hazy yellowy-orange colour with a hint of brown to it. …

Johana Masaru Session IPA by Johana Beer

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Johana Masaru Session IPA is deep breath 4.8% session New England IPA from Johana Beer, based in Nanto, in Toyama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only lineup and was first released in Summer 2018. It’s unknown whether Johana Masaru Session IPA will be made again or not. Johana Masaru Session IPA Aroma and Taste NE-IPA and me are well known …

TY Harbor Wheat Ale by TY Harbor Brewery

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TY Harbor Wheat Ale is a 4.5% wheat ale from TY Harbor Brewery, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed to a traditional Belgian style white ale recipe. Yes, this is the draft version review of a bottled beer but for some reason, I’ve yet …

Shonan Saison by Kumazawa Shuzo

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Shonan Saison is a 5% saison from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kagawa, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and was first released in 2015. Shonan Saison Aroma and Taste Shonan Saison came up a straw yellow colour with a small amount of sticky white head on top – that I forgot to take the picture of! It …

Hitachino Nest Session IPA by Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Naka, in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range, and can be found in the Hitachino Nest taprooms in Akihabara and in Tokyo Station. Hitachino Nest Session IPA is brewed using exclusively Amarillo hops at the time of writing. Hitachino Nest Session IPA Aroma and Taste Hitachino Nest …

Kyoto Brewing Minori by Kyoto Brewing Company

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Kyoto Brewing Minori is a 6.5% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found on tap only. For bittering, it uses Merkur hops, while for flavour and aroma, Kyoto Brewing Company used Citra and Mosaic. From Kyoto Brewing Company “Minori as an idea was born on our travels to …

Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison by Strange Brewing

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Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison is a 6% fruit beer / saison from Strange Brewing, based in Uonuma, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and is brewed using locally grown yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison Aroma and Taste Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison came up a dark orange with hints …