Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is an 8% imperial / double IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in bottles and on tap in July 2017. Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is also the first beer to be brewed by Far Yeast Brewing Company at their brewery, with the …

Oni Densetsu Chocolate Stout by Noboribetsu Brewing

Noboribetsu Chocolat Stout

Onidensetsu Chocolate Stout is a 6.5% stout from Noboribetsu Brewing in Hokkaido. It contains no chocolate (WHAT!), however. And is also spelled “Chocolat” on the bottle. Someone’s been drinking on the job. Onidensetsu Chocolate Stout Aroma and Taste “Endeavour to brew quality beer”, it says on the bottle. “Full bodied”, it proclaims. Ho ho. Hokkaido breweries and their funny English-writing ways. Onidensetsu …

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA is a 7% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of Ise Kadoya’s 20th anniversary limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Like many of their other beers released in 2017, Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA is a collaborative effort, this time …

Nagisa Golden Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Golden Ale

Nagisa Golden Ale is a 5% golden ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal line up, and Nagisa Golden Ale can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. It’s brewed with no adjuncts at all, and thus is sold as a an “100% beer”, and was supposedly the second beer …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from the Chiba Triangle, the Area X of Kanto, the only place I know with a number for a name, Kujukuri beach! Been there yet, guys? To the SARDINE MUSEUM?! (Only three reviews in and I’m seriously scraping the bottom of the mash tun to hit my word count on these beers …

Gassan Munchener by Gassan Beer

Gassan Munchner

Gassan Munchener is a 5% dunkel beer from Gassan Beer, based in Yamagata, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal line up and is sold under their Gassan Special range of beers, that seem to have the same coloured special label, and no other way to tell the difference unless you look on their website. It’s brewed using roast malt …

Aoi Zen-Infused Ocha Ale by Aoi Brewing

Aoi Zen-infused Ocha Ale

Aoi Zen-Infused Ocha Ale is a 5% spiced beer from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started out life as part of their seasonal draft range but made it into bottles in later 2016 and is now considered part of their all-year round lineup. It’s brewed with Pilsner along with Munich Malt and hopped with Magnum, Tettnang, and Styrian Golding hops …

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi by Naruko no Kaze Beer

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi is a 5% rice lager from Naruko no Kaze Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi is brewed using locally sourced rice from the Miyagi area and also filtered water that is obtained from …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner is a 5% pilsner made by the folks at Kankiku Shuzo in the mystery wilderness of Chiba’s “Little Hawaii”, Kujukuri. Anyone been there yet? To the Sardine Museum?? Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner Nose and Taste A pilsner, eh? I’ll be honest: don’t expect this beer to inspire one of my signature beer odysseys. I hope that one …

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Hansharo Nouhei Steam by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Nouhei Steam

Hansharo Nouhei Steam is a 5% California Common beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, and it’s name roughly translates to “Farmer Steam” with the hope of it giving energy to those in need of a cold beer. Hansharo Nouhei Steam …