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 …

Outsider Mahana Coffee Stout by Outsider Brewing

Outsider Mahana Coffee Stout アウトサイダーマハナコーヒースタウト

Outsider Mahana Coffee Stout is a 6% stout from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It was first released in January 2018 and is made using a variety of different coffees blended together and hopped using Sorachi Ace. Outsider Mahana Coffee Stout Aroma and Taste Outsider Mahana Coffee Stout came up with a pitch black body and a slightly tan …

Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA 伊勢角屋ストラグルIPA

Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA is a 7% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and unknown whether this is a one-off or not. Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA is brewed with 10 (yes ten!) different hops, which are Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Cluster, Mistral, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Zeus. Perhap that was the struggle? …

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Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki W-IPA by Onidensetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki W-IPA 登別鬼の鼻息WIPA

Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki W-IPA is a 7.5% double IPA from Onidensetsu Beer, based in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up for setsubun with no plans for it to be bottled. It’s brewed using locally sourced Hokkaido wheat, with the “w” representing that as well as Joe’s favourite antagonistic point of meaning “double”. The name Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki roughly …

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA by Onidensetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA 鬼伝説鬼は外IPA

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA is an 8% double IPA from Onidensetsu Beer, based in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido. It’s part of their annual release for setsubun and can be found on draft only. The name Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA translates into “the monster is outside” though at 8%, you could argue its inside the beer. Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA Aroma and Taste Noboribetsu …

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 …