Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA is a 6% IPA from Ise Kadoya Brewery. It’s brewed using Polaris and Citra hops, imported from the USA. Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA Aroma and Taste Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA pours out a slightly hazy straw colour with a centimetre of bubbles. So far, so IPA. But whatever you do, don’t stand downwind of this one. …

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Fujizakura Okite Yaburi by Fujizakura Heights Beer

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi 富士桜おきてやぶり

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi is a 5.5% India Pale Weizen that is a collaboration between Fujizakura Heights Beer, based in Yamanashi, and Shiga Kogen, based in Nagano. It was brewed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fujizakura Heights Beer in July. As such, it’s a limited edition beer with no plans for any more releases. In a turn up for the …

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Kamikatz IPA by Rise & Win Brewing Company

Kamikatz IPA is a 6% American IPA from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using a combination of four different hops imported from New Zealand and The USA; however, it’s unknown at the time …

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Medium Roast by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Medium Roast ファーイースト バイシクル コーヒー アイピーエー ミディアムロースト

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Medium Roast is a 6% Belgian IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and follows the Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA with this one using a medium roast coffee from Bicycle Coffee, based in Tokyo. This medium roast uses a blend of Asdeflor, Huehuetenango, Guatemala coffee. At the …

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA By Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA 常陸野ネストビール ブリューベースイージーライドIPA

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is a 6% American IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Daytona and Transporter (both Japanese magazines) with the former being about motorcycles (alcohol and vehicles being a big nono in Japan) and the latter being a beer magazine. Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is brewed with freshly pressed coconut …

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy 伊勢角屋いつものIPA ギャラクシー

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya based in Mie, Japan. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy is a one off or not, but it can be found both bottles and on tap across Japan. Ise Kadoya have stated though that he Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA series is going to …

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA オラホー雷電閂IPA

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA is a 6% American IPA from Oh! La! Ho Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited Raiden range of beers with this one being dedicated to the greatest non-Yokozuna, or in fact the best ever sumo wrestler, Raiden Tameemon! It came on sale in April but it’s unknown whether it’s a one-off or …

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 …