Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison 反射炉花見鳥セゾン

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison is a 7% saison from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap at the time of writing. Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison, also known as uguisu saison, was aged in wine barrels for three months during winter and came on sale in March …

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro 志賀高原たかしいちろ

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro is an 11.5% imperial stout from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their (very) limited edition series of Ichiro’s series, that follows similar lines to the Minoh Ichiro’s range. This is where they take a regular beer, in this case the Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout, and age it for eighteen months in Ichiro’s …

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 箕面バレルエイジインペリアルスタウト

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a 9.5% imperial stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their barrel aged range of beers, along with the Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial IPA, that have been stored in Ichiro’s Malt Whiskey casks for over a year. Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is only out during the cold months of the …

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine ファーイースト バレルエイジド・ストロングエール レッドワイン

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine is the a 10.5% Belgian strong ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both in bottles and on tap for a limited time only. Like Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine, this has been aged in …

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine ファーイースト バレルエイジド・ストロングエール ホワイトワイン

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine is a 10.5% Belgian strong ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. Beside officially having the longest beer name in Japan©, Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine is part of their limited edition range and it’s unknown whether it will be seen on sale again. Along with the Far …

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Barley Wine (2017) by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Barley Wine 湘南ビールの天狗ビール:バレルエイジバーレーワイン 2

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Barley Wine (2017) is a 12% barrel aged barley wine from Kumazawa Brewing. It’s aged in Ichiro’s Malt whiskey barrels. This is the 2017 release of the Tengu range; the beer changes yearly, but the cool red wrapping paper does not! It also doesn’t have any indication what the beer is on the wrapping, which …

Swan Lake Barrel Aged Barley Wine by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori

Swan Lake Barrel Aged Barley Wine スワンレークバレルエージバーレイワイン

Swan Lake Barrel Aged Barley Wine is an 11% barley wine from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter line up of beers can be found on sale usually from December onwards. It differs from their regular barley wine in that it has been aged in whiskey casks, though it’s unknown which company supplied the …

Shonan Beer Barrel Aged Belgian Stout by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Belgian Stout 湘南ビールの天狗ビールバレルエイジベルギースタウト

Shonan Beer Barrel Aged Belgian Stout is a 10.5% Belgian stout from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. What Kumazawa Shuzo have done is taken their regular Belgian Stout and it has been aged in Ichiro’s Malt bourbon casks – something that happens with all of the beers in the Tengu series. As such, it’s sold in limited amounts though it …

Cuve La Pomme 2012 by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Cuvée la pomme 2012

Cuve La Pomme 2012 is a barrel aged barley wine from Oh! La! Ho Beer with a whopping 15% ABV. It’s made with Nagano apples and champagne yeast, and aged in oak barrels after fermentation. Now, this is a special beer. So special, in fact, that I drank this and wrote the increasingly unintelligible tasting notes almost a full year ago, …

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA is a 9.5% double IPA from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Kansai. It’s part of their annual limited edition range of beers, and this one is usually released late September / October time. Okay, so some of you might have realised by now that Rob is the BeerTengoku powerhouse in these parts. I’m constantly amazed at …