Preston Brown Ale by Preston Ale

Preston Brown Ale

Preston Brown Ale is a 5% brown ale from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan.Preston Brown Ale is based on a traditional British brown ale recipe though we don’t know what hops or malts are used in making it. …

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale is a 7% brown ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was one of their first beers on sale and is brewed with Maris Otter, wheat, caramel, and roast wheat along with a variety …

Shiga Kogen IBrA by Tamamura Honten 

Shiga Kogen IBrA

Shiga Kogen IBrA is a 6% India Brown Ale (I know – new for us too!) from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and can be found in both bottles and on tap and it was first released in November 2016. It was brewed as part of an inspiration – if that can be …

Songbird Remains of the Day by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Remains of the Day

Songbird Remains of the Day, better known in Japanese as Songbird Hi no Nagori, is a 4% brown ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, Chiba. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and was lingering in my cellar for a while so apologies for such a belated review. It was first released in November 2015 but we’re unsure whether …

Kamakura Flower Brown Ale by Kamakura Beer

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Kamakura Flower Brown Ale is sold as premium local beer, at ¥500 a bottle and is also an award-winning beer from Kamakura Beer, having won the WBA World’s Best Brown Ale and also Asia’a Best Brown Ale in 2011. While there isn’t much competition in Asia for that title, it’s impressive that a small brewery like Kamakura Beer managed to …