Hyappa Ieyasu B by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Ieyasu B

Hyappa Ieyasu B is a 5% ESB, or extra special bitter, from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of bottled beers and has also been seen on tap, most notably at Craft Beer Bar iBrew. If it’s not clear, the person on the front is Ieyasu, more formerly known as Tokugawa Ieyasu, who …

Hyappa Brews Stout by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Stout

Hyappa Brews Stout is a 5.5% stout from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles or on tap at the brewpub. According to the label, Hyappa Brews Stout also contains honey as well, thus making it a happo-shu grade beer, though that only applies to the tax bracket and not …

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Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout

Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout is a 6% oatmeal stout from Y Market Brewing, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of craft beer and can be found on tap across Japan. As the name suggests, Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout does contain oatmeal though the exact amount is unknown at the time of writing, though we do …

Hyappa Love in Idleness by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Love in Idleness

Hyappa Love in Idleness is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round up and can be both in bottles and on tap at their brewpub.It was difficult to see what was in the beer, with a handwritten scrawl on the back of the bottle that I think said berry and …

Y Market W-IPL by Y Market Brewing 

Y Market W-IPL

Y Market W-IPL is an 8% double India pale lager from Y Market Brewing, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition bottled range, though it has been seen on tap across Japan. Y Market W-IPL is brewed using the same base as the Y Market Session IPL, though the amount of malts have been doubled up and it also …

Hyappa Kinosabi IPA by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Kinosabi IPA

Hyappa Kinosabi IPA is a 6.5% English IPA from Hyappa Brews based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found both in bottles and on tap as well. Not much is known about the beer, besides the hop addition changing throughout the year. This version was brewed with Warrior hops – I think as the …

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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 …

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Y Market Japanese Roast Ale by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Japanese Roast Ale

Y Market Japanese Roast Ale is a 5.8% American-style brown ale from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. It’s brewed using imported Cascade, Centennial, and Citra hops from the US, though the Japanese influence is strong with two-types of Japanese barley tea, 2-row and 6-row, first roasted and then placed in the secondary fermentation. At the time of …

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Y Market Session IPL by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Session IPL

Y Market Session IPL is a 4.5% India Pale lager from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Aichi. The bottled version isn’t brewed by them rather, it’s brewed by Gotemba Kogen Beer / DHC Beer in Shizuoka. It’s the fourth bottle in the range of craft beer and is brewed with US Citra, US Simcoe, and US Mosaic hops to give …

Kinshachi Black by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Kinshachi Black

Kinshachi Black is a schwarzbier produced by Morita Kinshachi Brewery. We first came across it at World Gourmet in Yokohama during a tasting session a while back and picked up a couple of bottles for “testing” purposes. The trouble is, there is no mention of it on the Kinshachi Beer website so it’s unknown whether Kinshachi Black is a limited …