Wind Valley Red Ale by Wind Valley Brewery

Wind Valley Red Ale

Wind Valley Red Ale is a 5.5% amber ale from Wind Valley Brewery, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though we have seen it in stores quite recently in June so it may have made the move to their all year series. Wind Valley Red Ale is brewed using water sourced from the Hakone Fuji area …

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin is a 5% amber ale from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and is brewed using Pilsner, Biscuit Malt, Cara 50, and Special B malts imported from Belgium with Mistral, Triskel, and Barb Rouge hops imported from France.Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin roughly translates to “the …

Kawaba Red Ale by Kawaba Beer

Kawaba Red Ale

Kawaba Red Ale is a 5% amber ale from Kawaba Beer, based in Gunma prefecture. It is also sold as Kawaba Sunrise Ale though Kawaba Red Ale seems to be the main one in the Kawabe Beer lineup. It’s brewed using German hops and malts in the brewing process and locally sourced water from the Kawaba area, which is predominantly soft water. Kawaba …

TY Harbor Amber Ale by TY Harbor Brewery

TY Harbor Amber Ale

TY Harbor Amber Ale is a European-style amber ale, so less focus on the hops and more on the malts. It has an abv 5% and is part of TY Harbor’s all-year round range. As of November 2014, TY Harbor have started bottling their beers though trying to find them individual isn’t easy as their online page only tends to …

Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale

So good that the used the word “swan” twice, Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale is a amber ale from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery that is part of their year-round range of beers. It’s has an abv of 5% and is readily available in bottle or on draught form. Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale is a multiple award-winning beer, over twenty in total, having won …

Echigo Premium Red Ale by Echigo Beer Company

Echigo Premium Red Ale is a 5.5% amber ale from Echigo Beer Company, based in Yuzawa city, Niigata. Without focussing too much on the trigger word for Joe’s sake, this beer is part of their all-year round range and has become increasingly common across Japan over the last few years. It has an IBU of 25 units; however, the hops …

Fukushima Michinoku Red Ale by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery

Fukushima Michinoku Red Ale is a 5% amber ale from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, based in Fukushima if that wasn’t clear. It has also won a few awards in the past in the Japan Beer Cup and also the World Beer Cup back in 1998 though, thankfully the twins at Michinoku Fukushima Brewery don’t push that on their bottles. Fukushima Michinoku Red Ale …

Noboribetsu Red Ale by Noboribetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Red Ale

Noboribetsu Red Ale, also known as Oni Densetsu Red Ale, is an amber ale that channels monsters found locally into a conveniently portable bottle. Of course, we may be telling a lie there, but the monster on the front scares us. Noboribetsu Red Ale is based on an English amber ale recipe and can be found in cans and bottles but most importantly, …

Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale by Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo

Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale

Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale is an English amber ale from Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo based in Otaru, Hokkaido that is brewed using locally sourced ingredients. It has an abv of 5% and is available all year round though any other information about it is severely lacking as it isn’t even listed on the Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo homepage. Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale …

Sankt Gallen Kita Kamakura no Megumi by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen Kita Kamakura no Megumi

Those long days of walking from Ofuna to Kamakura for “fun” are long behind me though with Sankt Gallen Kita Kamakura no Megumi, they come flooding back with a smile on my face and blisters on my feet. Sankt Gallen Kita Kamakura no Megumi is a a 5% amber ale from Sankt Gallen and in the past has been a seasonal beer; …