Sankt Gallen Mango IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA サンクトガーレンマンゴーIPA

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA is a 6% fruit beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and was first released in April 2018 for the opening of Bakery & Beer Butchers in Atsugi. It uses the Sankt Gallen Golden Ale as a base, with 1.3 times the amount of malt and 6.75 times the amount of …

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA 伊勢角屋たんぽぽゴールドIPA

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their hanakin, yeast harvested from local flowers (got to be a catchier name than that in English!), series with this one using yeast harvested from tanpopo, or dandelions. While it is an American IPA, Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA has an …

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon いわて蔵桜風

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is a 6% IPA from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and was first released in March 2018. The strange thing about the name is that in Japanese it’s called 桜風, which translates to “wind of cherry blossom” or “cherry blossom wind”. Unsurprisingly, Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is brewed using …

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi by Yakurai Beer

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi やくらい東北魂ビール

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi is a 5.5% American IPA from Yakurai Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of an 8 brewery event where breweries in the Tohoku area all brewed beers to remember the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that affected so many. At the time of writing Yakurai Tohoku Damashi can be found on tap only with no plans for it be …

Echigo Rise Up IPA by Echigo Beer

Rise Up IPA ライズアップ IPA

Echigo Rise Up IPA is a 6% Indian Pale Ale from Echigo Beer. Look at that badass can! I was excited to try this. Then Rob said “Enjoy ;)”. With the winking smiley face. I know that smiley face. I knew what I was immediately in for. There’s something wrong with this beer, isn’t there. Something bad. By the twitching of my ear, there’s something …

Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA 伊勢角屋ストラグルIPA

Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA is a 7% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and unknown whether this is a one-off or not. Ise Kadoya Struggle IPA is brewed with 10 (yes ten!) different hops, which are Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Cluster, Mistral, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Zeus. Perhap that was the struggle? …

Ise Kadoya Snowsmile IPA by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Snowsmile IPA 伊勢角屋Snowsmile IPA

Ise Kadoya Snowsmile IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in the December 2017. Mie lies in a particularly barren area of Japan that doesn’t receive much snow. So when it does, children in the area smile, hence the name “snowsmile”. It’s brewed …

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA Revolution by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA Revolution / ラッシュホップIPAレボリューション

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA Revolution is a 7.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in November 2017. Ise Kadoya took their Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA and then ramped up the hops somewhat on the whim of the president of the brewery, with Chinook, SImcoe, Amarillo, …

Nagisa India Pale Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa IPA なぎさIPA

Nagisa India Pale Ale is a 6% American (or English) IPA from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup of beers and Nagisa India Pale Ale can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. The only indication of hops being used in Nagisa India Pale Ale is on their shop homepage with …

Y Market Golden Combi by Y Market Brewing 

Y Market Golden Combi ワイマーケットゴールデンコンビー

Y Market Golden Combi is a 5% American IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s another entry into their draught only range and was first released in October 2017. The Golden Combi name stems its colour and also from from it being brewed with “traditional” American IPA hops of Chinook, Centennial, and Horizon. Y Market Golden Combi …