Yona Yona Ale (2017) by Yo-Ho Brewing

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Yo-Ho Brewing have updated their classic Yona Yona Ale for the 20th anniversary of its release. But how is it? Yona Yona is a 5.5% American Pale Ale made with Cascade hops. Twenty years is a long time in Japan craft beer history- especially considering the relaxed laws that triggered the first boom were only introduced twenty-three years ago. Yo-Ho …

Futako Ale by Futako Beer

Futako Ale

Futako Ale is a 5% American pale ale brewed by Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. Like the rest of the Futako Beers, Futako Ale was brewed under contract at Hitachino Nest and the beer can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Futako Ale also contains barley that has been locally grown in the Setagaya area of Tokyo, …

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. The beer is part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The coffee beans used in Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale are the same ones that were used in the G7 Summit …

Kizakura Lucky Dog by Kizakura Brewery

Kizakura Lucky Dog

Kizakura Lucky Dog is a 5% pale ale from Kizakura Brewery. It’s unfiltered and made with rice and Cascade hops. Kizakura Lucky Dog Aroma and Taste The second of the Kizakura Lucky beers I found, I hadn’t checked what type of beer it was before I opened it (I like to live dangerously). Before pouring I got a whiff of …

Johana Mugiya Ale by Johana Beer

Johana Mugiya Ale

Johana Mugiya Ale is a 5.5% American pale from Johana Beer, based in Toyama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles, as well as on tap, across Japan. Johana Mugiya Ale is brewed using locally sourced Koshihikari rice, deemed to be one of the best strains of Japonica rice and is also …

Kisoji Pale Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Pale Ale

Kisoji Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, available both on tap and in cans, though the cans are a tad hard to distinguish from one another as they all have the same design, besides a small sticker that lies next to the …

Nagisa Pale Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Pale Ale

Nagisa Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on draft across Japan. According to the Nagisa Beer online shopping portal, Nagisa Pale Ale is brewed with five different malts and four different hops, but unfortunately …

Kure Pale Ale by Kure Beer

Kure Pale Ale

Kure Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. It’s brewed using four different kinds of aroma hops, though which ones they are is unsure as nothing is listed about them on …

Noboribetsu Kin’oni Pale Ale by Noboribetsu Brewpub

Noboribetsu Kin’oni Pale Ale

Noboribetsu Kin’oni Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Noboribetu Brewpub, based in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s sometimes known as Oni Densetsu Kin’oni Pale Ale due to the character on the front of the bottle. 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 with …

Hideji Shinkan no Pale Ale by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Shinkan no Pale Ale

Hideji Shinkan no Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Noboeka, Kyushu. It’s part of their all-year round lineup of craft beer and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. The name roughly translates as “Silence Pale Ale” as the idea is that it reflects the peacefulness of standing in the …