Kyoto Brewing Summer Splash by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Summer Splash 京都酒造なつしぶき

Kyoto Brewing Summer Splash, also known as Kyoto Brewing Natsu Shibuki, is a 5% American Wheat Ale from Kyoto Brewing Company. It’s part of their limited draft series and is brewed with a grain bill that contains 33% wheat malt. It uses Merkur hops for, and Motueka hops from New Zealand with Summer hops from Australia being used for the flavour …

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Y Market Ncha by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Ncha ワイマーケットブルーイングんちゃ!

Y Market Ncha is a 4.5% pilsner from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Y Market Brewing did with Gambrinus Roppongi as their in-house beer. Y Market Ncha uses locally sourced brown rice tea that is roasted then added during secondary fermentation – essentially steeping tea. Y Market Ncha Aroma and Taste Y Market …

Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA by Devilcraft Brewery

Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA デビルクラフトトロピカーニバルIPA

Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA is a 6.7% American IPA from Devilcraft Brewery, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers and first came out at the beginning of June 2018. Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA Aroma and Taste Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA came up with a slightly hazy golden colour and a plump white head on top that lingered before …

Ushitora Yabai Double IPA by Ushitora Brewery

Ushitora Yabai Double IPA うしとら #273 ヤバイダブルIPA

Ushitora Yabai Double IPA is an 8.5% imperial / double IPA from Ushitora Brewery, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of the numbered line up, with this one being #273 or some other crazy iteration. Like the rest of the range of their beers, Ushitora Yabai Double IPA doesn’t have much information about it in terms of the hops or …

TDM Star Dust DIPA by TDM 1874 Brewery

TDM Star Dust DIPA TDMスターダストDIPA

TDM Star Dust DIPA is a 8% imperial / double IPA from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Yokohama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range at the time of writing, and was first released in 2018. TDM Star Dust DIPA uses Ekuanot, Mosaic, Citra and Galaxy hops. TDM Star Dust DIPA Aroma and Taste I’ve been trying to find TDM Star Dust …

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA サンクトガーレンマンゴーIPA

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA is a 6% fruit beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and was first released in April 2018 for the opening of Bakery & Beer Butchers in Atsugi. It uses the Sankt Gallen Golden Ale as a base, with 1.3 times the amount of malt and 6.75 times the amount of …

Minami Yokohama Beer Labo Beer Review Roundup

Minami Yokohama Beer Labo Beer Review Roundup

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Minami Yokohama Beer Labo Beer. Minami Yokohama Beer Pale Ale Details ABV: 5.1% IBU: 20 Style: American Pale Ale Minami Yokohama Beer Pale Ale Mini Review Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden yellow colour with a light frothy white head on top. …

Yokosuka Beer Review Roundup

Yokosuka Beer Lineup

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Yokosuka Beer. Yokosuka Dobuita Happy Ale Details ABV: 5.4% IBU: 30 Style: American Pale Ale Yokosuka Dobuita Happy Ale Mini Review Appearance: Came up with a deep orange copper body and a large frothy head on top. Head quickly faded …

Hideji Konohanasakuya by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Konohanasakuya ひでじこのはなさくや

Hideji Konohanasakuya is a 6% speciality grain beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up. The name roughly translates to “this story” and Miyazaki Hideji Beer used sake rice and yeast used in sake brewing to make this beer. It’s also part of a collaborative effort with local sake breweries in the Miyazaki …

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi by Yakurai Beer

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi やくらい東北魂ビール

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi is a 5.5% American IPA from Yakurai Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of an 8 brewery event where breweries in the Tohoku area all brewed beers to remember the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that affected so many. At the time of writing Yakurai Tohoku Damashi can be found on tap only with no plans for it be …