Ginga Kogen Extra Pale Ale by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Extra Pale Ale

Ginga Kogen Beer haven’t had much luck recently (at the time of writing) with a recall of some bad beers back in July/August but with Ginga Kogen Extra Pale Ale, here’s hoping it’s a decent batch. Ginga Kogen Extra Pale Ale is 5.5% American pale ale brewed with 100% Citra hops that is an autumn seasonal on sale from early September. At the …

Chateau Kamiya IPA by Ushiku Brewery

Chateau Kamiya IPA

Ushiku Brewery are catching up with other breweries in Japan that once focussed on traditional German styles and have produced their version of an IPA: Chateau Kamiya IPA. Unlike other breweries though, Chateau Kamiya IPA is a summer seasonal only with no plans to extend it’s life to throughout the year. It is a 7% American IPA style beer that won Asia’s Beer …

Yokohama Ale by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Bitter Ale

Trying to find information about beer can be fun but it can also be tiring. Translating from Japanese into English or trying to find correct information is the most tiring parts, and no beer so far has been more tiring than Yokohama Bitter Ale from Yokohama Beer. I think. It’s a 5.5% English pale ale that is a collaboration between Yokohama Beer …

Ise Kadoya Mt Cook IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mt. Cook IPA

We’re a bit late to the show with Ise Kadoya Mt Cook IPA as, due to my own fault and my OTT beer collection, it was languishing at the back of the beer cellar looking sad for itself. Ise Kadoya Mt Cook IPA is 6% American style IPA that was first released in February 2015 as part of Ise Kadoya’s limited edition …

Yokohama Belgian Wheat by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Belgian Wheat

Yokohama Belgian Wheat is a tie up between Yokohama Beer and also Sogo Department store, located around the area of JR Yokohama station. It was first brewed in 2015 to celebrate 30 years of the Sogo Department store, once the largest department store in the world. Yokohama Beer already brew a weizen under a German influence so it’s a new beer in …

Kure Shimanowa Beer by Kure Beer

Kure Shimanowa Beer

After scouring Tokyo, well a short trip to Liquors Hasegawa, for some new beers, I came across the familiar face of Kure Shimanowa Beer by Kure Beer. It’s a 5% pale lager that appears to be a Summer seasonal according the Kure Beer website as it isn’t listed on there. It was first brewed in 2014 after a joint event between …

Tama no Megumi Helles by Ishikawa Shuzo

Tama no Megumi Helles

Tama no Megumi Helles is a dortmunder / helles style beer from Ishikawa Shuzo that is part of their Spring seasonal line up. It’s got an abv of 5% and comes in bottled form only. Besides that, not much information is known about it, even when it goes on sale. Tama no Megumi Helles Aroma and Taste This was a …

Romantic Village Kuro Beer by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Kuro Beer

Romantic Village Kuro Beer, sometimes called Romantic Village Kuro (Black) Beer is a schwarzbier style beer from Romantic Village Beer, also known as Utsunomiya Craft Beer. Confusing or what? Just pick a name and have done with it. It’s a 5% summer seasonal that is supposedly best served with the Romantic Village Pilsner as a black and tan, or half and half …

Shimane Apple Barley by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Apple Barley

Shimane Apple Barley is not your usual kind of barley wine as it’s made with dried apples from the local area to produce a this 9% apple-infused barley wine. It’s an all year round beer that I’ve had on tap before at Popeye’s in Ryogoku and was happy to find it in bottled form. However, unlike most barley wines that …

Kyoto Machiya Heian Beer by Kinshi Masamune Shuzo

Kyoto Machiya Heian Beer

Kyoto Machiya Heian Beer is a 5% dry stout beer from Kinshi Masamune Shuzo in Kyoto. It is available in these 330ml bottles or for the more hardened or stronger drinker, jumbo 1L bottles that come with flip-top lid for resealing. Like the rest of the Kinshi Masamune range, Kyoto Machiya Heian Beer is a top fermented beer brewed using locally …