Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi

Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi is a 4.5% golden ale from Tazawako Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi was co-developed with Akita Prefectural University and is the first beer to be brewed using only ingredients from Akita. …

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss is a 5.5% German hefeweizen from Kumezakura Daisen Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup, and can be found in both bottle and on tap. The name Kohaku, which means amber in English, is used to differentiate this from their regular weizen. Even though it has the word “kohaku” in its name, Daisen …

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale is a 6% blonde ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their late summer / autumn seasonal lineup which can be found in both bottle and on tap. It’s brewed with Vic Secret hops produced in Australia and first released to brewers in 2011. At the time of writing, it’s …

Ise Kadoya Hime White by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hime White

Ise Kadoya Hime White is a 5% witbier from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Ise Kadoya Hime White is brewed with the traditional adjunct of coriander; however, unlike other witbiers, Ise Kadoya Hime White contains yuzu peel, also known as Japanese citron, in …

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed with a variety different kind of hops, with Simcoe and Citra being two traditional IPA hops used, along with the two “new” hops …

Harvestmoon IPA by Harvestmoon 

Harvestmoon IPA ハーベストムーンIPA

Harvestmoon IPA is a 6% American IPA from Harvestmoon Brewery, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of the autumn seasonal line up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at the time of writing. It’s brewed with three different kinds of imported American hops; however, the most confusing thing about it is that Harvestmoon advertise it as having …

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari is a 7% rice lager from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their Autumn seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using locally sourced Yamada-nishiki sake rice, which also happens to be brewed onsite near the Kumezakura Brewery, with this Daisen G Yago Aki Agari version …

Hansharo Yama Da! Koyo Da! Wheat Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Yama Da! Koyo Da! Wheat Ale

Hansharo Yama Da! Koyo Da! Wheat Ale is a 5% American wheat ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their Autumn seasonal line up and its name  roughly translates to “Look at the mountains! Look at the falling leaves!” – talk about writing a catchy name there. The brewer, Yamada-san, is known for his liking of …

Baeren Iwate Wit by Baeren 

Baeren Iwate Wit

Baeren Iwate Wit is a 4.5% witbier, or Belgian white ale as they call it, from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. The name stems from the fact that locally sourced wheat, known as nambu komugi, is used during brewing and …

Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale 2016 by Baird Beer

Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale 2016

Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale 2016 is a 5.5% American pale ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup, in conjunction with the hop harvest in Japan. The “wet hop” refers to using the whole hops cones that have not been dried before being used in the boil and in dry hopping, in …