Hakkaisan Alt by Hakkaisan Sake Brewing

Hakkaisan Alt 八海山アルト

Hakkaisan Alt is a 5% altbier from Hakkaisan Sake Brewing based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer can be found in bottles or on tap across Japan. We’re yet to see it in bottles smaller than 500ml though but check out the links below if you want the smaller bottled version. Not much else is known about …

Dogo Alt by Dogo Beer

Dogo Alt is a 5% altbier from Dogo Beer, based in Matsuyama, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s also known as Dogo Madonna Alt, and is brewed using sake yeast from the local area, as well as local water that goes into onsens. Dogo …

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Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt

Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt is a 5.5% altbier from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started out life as part of their draft range and made the move to bottles towards the end of 2016. Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt is brewed with Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Munich Malt, black malt, and chocolate malt, with Magnum and Select …

Baeren Alt by Baeren

Baeren Alt

Baeren Alt is a 5% altbier from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Baeren Alt is brewed to a traditional recipe from Dusseldorf in Germany. Baeren Alt Aroma and Taste Baeren Alt poured out a hazy copper colour with some sediment at the …

Baeren Yamada Beer by Baeren

Baeren Yamado Beer

Baeren Yamada Beer is a 5.5% alt style beer from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. The full name is Baeren Iwate-ken Yamado-cho Orando-shima beer. It’s part of the Baeren limited edition range and is Baeren’s effort to support the area that was damaged by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Yamada-cho, or Yamada town in English, is located near the brewery and the staff …

Shonan Beer Alt by Kumazawa Brewery

Shonan Beer Alt 湘南ビールアルト

Shonan Beer Alt is a 5% alt style beer from Kumazawa Brewery. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers that can be found in both bottled and draft form. Not much information is out there about Shonan Beer Alt but it seems that the Enoshima Label version is also an alt, which would explain the original review of …

Tsuyama Alt by Tago Brewery Company

Tsuyama Alt / 津山アルト

Tsuyama Alt is a 5% weizen-alt style beer from Tago Brewery Company, based in Okayama. I got this bottle as a present from the wife who often goes to that area of Japan for business as I asked her for some Doppo Beer. I guess Tago and Doppo are easily confused. I haven’t seen Tsuyama Alt on draft anywhere during my travels …

Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch by Tago Brewery Company

Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch

Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Tago Brewery Company. The bottle below is the regular version of Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch as it comes in two different bottles, with the other having an image of Venus on the front. The PR department must be praised for not having Uranus on the front cover as we at BeerTengoku would have had …

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Kyoto Bakushu Alt by Kizakura Sake Brewing Company

Kyoto Bakushu Alt

Kyoto Bakushu Alt is a 5% alt beer from Kizakura Sake Brewing Company based in Kyoto. It was the first beer from Kizakura back in 1995 and is brewed using locally sourced underground water from the Kyoto area. It is brewed to the German purity laws so only malt and hops in this beer. And besides that, there isn’t much other …

Onuma Alt by Onuma Craft Brewery

Onuma Alt

Onuma Alt is an altbier from Onuma Craft Brewery that is top fermented beer brewed with caramel malt to produce an abv of 5%. I first drank this a couple of years ago on a beer tour of Hokkaido though I wish BeerTengoku had been around then as I visited a couple of breweries that I should have written about. …