Kyoto Brewing Double Dragon by Kyoto Brewing Company

Beer Cafe Camiya Kyoto Brewing Double Dragon

Kyoto Brewing Double Dragon, or Sosetsuryu, is a 5.5% stout from Kyoto Brewing Company and is a collaboration beer with Tiny Rebel, from Wales. It is the fourth in the nakama, or friendship, series that that have been running and also the 21st beer different beer that they have made. If you hadn’t guessed, the name is an homage to the video …

Outsider Flanders Belgian White by Outsider Brewing

Outsider Flanders Belgian White アウトサイドー フランダースベルギーホワイト

Outsider Flanders Belgian White is 5.5% Belgian witbier from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi. It has an IBU of 9 units, making it very mild, and is brewed using Styrian Golding hops imported from Slovenia. It’s part of the all-year round line up from Outsider Brewing though at the time of writing, Outsider Flanders Belgian White can be found on draft form …

Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison by Kumazawa Shuzo

Craft Beer Market Koenji Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison

Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison is a 4.5% session IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa. It’s part of their draft line up and is brewed using French saison yeast instead of their usual IPA yeast. At the time of writing, Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison is available from spring onwards on a limited basis. Shonan Beer Session IPA …

Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager by Outsider Brewing

Hops and Herbs Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager

Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager is a 6% pilsner from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi and is part of their year-round range of beers. It’s brewed using German grown Tettnanger hops for aroma and at the time of writing can only be found on draft only, with no plans for bottling either. Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager Aroma and Taste During our recent …

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Outsider Enigma IPA by Outsider Brewing

Outsider Enigma IPA is a 6% IPA from Outsider Brewing that was first released at the Japan Brewers’ Cup in January 2016. It took the gold medal to become Japan’s best IPA for 2016 and is brewed using Enigma hops sourced from Australia. At the time of writing, Outsider Enigma IPA is a draft only beer with no plans for it …

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AJB Shinshu Soba Stout by Anglo-Japanese Brewing

AJB Shinshu Soba Stout

AJB Shinshu Soba Stout is a 5% dry stout from Anglo-Japanese Brewing that is part of their all-year round range of beers. Like the other beers from AJB, this beer showcases off some of the local Shinshu, which is the old name for the Nagano region, soba. The soba seeds are roasted and then added to the mash. At the …

AJB Espresso Stout by Anglo-Japanese Brewing

AJB Espresso Stout

AJB Espresso Stout is a 10% imperial porter from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawaonsen, Nagano. With this beer, AJB took beans from Allpress Roastery Tokyo, part of the chain of Allpress coffee shops from New Zealand, and used their Imperiality as a base to make this winter seasonal beer. At the time of writing, it can only be found on draft …

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout by Outsider Brewing

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi. It is part of their winter seasonal lineup and at the time of writing, can be found on tap across Japan though there have been no sightings of any bottled form of it. Besides that, there is not much known about this beer in …

Baird Nakameguro Bitter by Baird Beer

Baird Nakameguro Bitter

Baird Nakameguro Bitter is a 6.3% extra special bitter (ESB) from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka. Each of the Baird Taprooms have a special one-location beer and if the name wasn’t a giveaway then this one is only available at their Naka-Meguro location. It’s brewed using Mandarina Bavaria hops from Germany and is available on draft only. Baird Nakameguro Bitter …

Nagisa Eyepatch Stout by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Eyepatch Stout

Nagisa Eyepatch Stout is a 5% stout from Nagisa Beer that is part of their winter line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap. This review is of the draft version I had at Biere Cave Jan Bar before realising there was a bottled version of it. Not much is known about the ingredients besides Nagisa Eyepatch Stout containing …