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. …

Tazawako Komachi Weiss by Tazawako Beer 

Tazawako Komachi Weiss

Tazawako Komachi Weiss is a 5% German hefeweizen, brewed by Tazawako Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Autumn onwards, usually around from the beginning of October. Tazawako Komachi Weiss, or as it says on the label weißbier (weissbier), is brewed with 100% of the …

Kohan Akita Bijin Hada Beer by Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer

Kohan Akita Bijin Hada Beer

Kohan Akita Bijin Hada Beer is a 5.5% speciality beer from Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup of craft beer and is brewed using Akitakomachi rice, making this beer a Japanese rice lager style beer. The rice is sourced from Sendai city, the southernmost part of the Tohoku area. At …

Be Easy Azumashi Wheat Ale by Be Easy Brewing 

Be Easy Azumashi Wheat

Be Easy Azumashi Wheat Ale is a 5.1% American wheat ale from Be Easy Brewing, based in Akita, Japan. Along with their Be Easy Debbie’s Pale Ale, Be Easy Azumashi Wheat was part of their first batch of beers made back in December 2016. At the time of writing, Be Easy Azumashi Wheat Ale can only be found on tap in limited areas …

Kohan On The Rock Beer by Tazawako Kohan No Mori Beer

Kohan On The Rock Beer

Kohan On The Rock Beer is a 6% dunkler bock beer from Tazawako Kohan No Mori Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It was first released in 2011 and since then, it has become part of their summer seasonal line up. It’s meant to be drunk with ice, hence the name “on the rock” but why you would voluntarily dilute your …

Tazawako Dark Lager by Tazawako Beer Brewery Pub

Tazawako Dark Lager 田沢湖ダークラガー

Tazawako Dark Lager is a 5% schwarzbier style beer from Tazawako Beer Brewery Pub that is available all year round. It also won a medal at an international beer competition at some time during the past. Yeah, that’s about all the information I could dig up from Japanese sources about Tazawako Dark Lager. Tazawako Dark Lager Aroma and Taste Yes, pouring Tazawako …

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Aqula Kiwa IPA by Aqula Beer

Aqula Kiwa IPA

Aqula Kiwa IPA is a 6% American IPA from Aqula Beer, based in Akita. This beer is part of their draft only lineup, and there hasn’t been any announcement for it to join the rest of their range in bottles. Unfortunately, Aqula Kiwa IPA doesn’t contain any kiwi fruit nor the flightless bird at all; however, it does contain two kinds …

Tazawako Kolsch by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Kolsch

Tazawako Kolsch is an award-winning beer from Tazawako Beer that won both Asia’s Best Kölsch and the World’s Best Kölsch in 2013 at the World Beer Awards. This 5% beer is brewed to a traditional recipe from Cologne, Germany and was designed after the owner of Tazawako Beer, Komatsu-san, tried a variety of different kölschs and refined the recipe for Tazawako …

Tazawako Rauch by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Rauch

Tazawako Rauch is a 7.5% award winning rauch style beer from Tazawako Beer. Rauchs are brewed by drying the malts over an open flame, rather than on the floor or in a machine, imparting a woody smokey flavour into the final beer. It’s based on a traditional smoked recipe from the Bamberg region of Germany. Tazawako Rauch Aroma and Taste We’ve …

Tazawako Alt by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Alt

Altbiers are not that popular in Japan, with our last review of an altbier being the Karuizawa Asuma Kougen Alt, but let’s not use that as a yardstick.  Tazawako Alt is an award-winning altbier from Tazawako Beer in Akita, Japan. It has won awards from Europe to Japan and around the world over, with the last count being at twelve …