Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is a 5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative project they did with Transporter magazine, and it can be found in both bottles and on tap. Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is brewed with Mosaic hops imported from the US. It was first on sale …

Kyoto Nagoriyuki by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Nagoriyuki

Kyoto Nagoriyuki is a 4.9% hefeweizen from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. Confusingly, it’s part of their year round line up, but also a limited release, so I’m guessing, once they have made a batch of it, no more of it will be made for the year. Perhaps? Nagoriyuki roughly translates into “lingering snow” – the kind of …

Ushitora Fujin by Ushitora Brewing

Ushitora Fujin

Ushitora Fujin is a 7.3% American IPA from Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their special lineup from Uetake-san but the most surprising thing about it is not that it’s another American IPA from Ushitora but it’s a beer that has been brewed numerous times and has seen an evolution in its taste. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, …

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Y Market Barley Bouquet Oktoberfest by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Barley Bouquet Oktoberfest

Y Market Barley Bouquet Oktoberfest is a 5.7% oktoberfest beer from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer and at the time of writing, can only be found on tap only. While not much is known about the beer, it is, for Y Market Brewing, a rare single hop beer, with …

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager by Nihonkai Beer Club

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager is a 5% Czech-style dark lager, sometimes referred to as a dunkel or a tmavý style beer from Nihonkai Beer Club, based in Ishikawa, Japan. Nihonkai Club Dark Lager is part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, with this review coming from the draft version. It is …

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Coedo Marihana by Coedo

Hitsuji Inside Beer 3 Coedo Marihana

Coedo MarihanaCoedo Marihana is a 4.5% session IPA from Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan. It first came on sale in 2014 as part of their Spring / Summer seasonal beer range but it’s been so popular in bars across Japan it seems that it’s now available all-year round. The name “marihana” doesn’t follow the usual standard for Coedo and colours, …

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin is a 5% amber ale from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and is brewed using Pilsner, Biscuit Malt, Cara 50, and Special B malts imported from Belgium with Mistral, Triskel, and Barb Rouge hops imported from France.Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin roughly translates to “the …

Ushitora Okaeri Pils by Ushitora Brewing

Bakushuan Ebisu Ushitora Kaeripils

Ushitora Okaeri Pils is a 5.5% pilsner brewed by Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi. It’s #119 in the ever expanding list of Uetake-san’s beers – surely someone must have a personal favourite there by now?! Like pretty much the rest of the Ushitora Brewing range, trying to find any information about their beer is next to impossible, and like the rest …

Kyoto Ichii Senshin by Kyoto Brewing Company

Vabene Shimokitazawa Kyoto Ichii Senshin

Kyoto Ichii Senshin is a 6.5% Belgian IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their year-round range of draft beer, with “ichii senshin” roughly translating to “single-minded”. Like many of the other beers from Kyoto Brewing Company, Kyoto Ichii Senshin has a Belgian influence with the yeast being from the Belgian Ardennes strain, and the American …

Ushitora Virgin Trip IPA by Ushitora Brewing

Bakushuan Ebisu Ushitora Virgin Trip IPA

Ushitora Virgin Trip IPA, or #113 Virgin Trip IPA to give it its official designation, is a 7.2% American IPA brewed by Ushitora Brewing, based on Tochigi, Japan. Like pretty much the rest of the Ushitora Brewing range, trying to find any information about their beer is next to impossible, and like the rest of the batches brewed by them, Ushitora Virgin …