Locobeer InBA by Locobeer

Locobeer InBA ロコビア印旛

Locobeer InBA is a 6% India Black Ale, aka a black IPA, from Locobeer, based in Sakura city, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found on sale in the autumn time, though the actual date varies. The name INBA comes from the kanji 印旛 , which is the area of Chiba that Locobeer is …

Songbird Imperial Stout By Brewery Songbird

Songbird Imperial Stout ソングバードインペリアルスタウト

Songbird Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and is brewed using “spices”. Brewery Songbird styled this on an English imperial stout in previous years but used Belgian yeast to ferment this 2017 / 2018 version. Songbird Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste This is the third time I’ve …

Harvestmoon Aki Mugi by Harvestmoon 

Harvestmoon Aki Mugi ハーベストムーン秋麦

Harvestmoon Aki Mugi is a 6% Belgian pale ale from Harvestmoon, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s been in and out of retirement than your favourite Japanese tarento and seems to have come back into the autumn seasonal range. The only think that Harvestmoon Brewery say about Harvestmoon Aki Mugi is that it uses 1.6 times the usual amount of malt compared to …

Locobeer Tripel by Locobeer 

Locobeer Tripel ロコビア迎春トリプル

Locobeer Tripel, also known as Locobeer Geishun which means New Year’s Greetings in English, is a 9% tripel from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It is part of their Winter lineup and can be found on sale from December until stocks last. Locobeer Tripel Aroma and Taste Coming up in a champagne bottle, I thought Locobeer Tripel was going to explode …

Locobeer Imperial Stout by Locobeer

Locobeer Imperial Stout ロコビアインペリアルスタウト

Locobeer Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their 5th anniversary celebration range and is on sale for a limited number of bottles. Locobeer Imperial Stout was brewed in 2016 then aged for 10 months before going on sale in December 2017 – just don’t ask where the missing couple of months …

Locobeer Wee Heavy by Locobeer

Locobeer Wee Heavy

Locobeer Wee Heavy is an 8.5% scotch ale from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition anniversary seasonal lineup and can be found on sale from December onwards until stocks last. Many of the bottles from each batch of Locobeer Wee Heavy are also laid down for almost year and sold in subsequent years. It starts off …

Songbird Brett Table Beer by Brewery Songbird 

Songbird Brett Table Beer

Songbird Brett Table Beer is a 4.5% sour ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Songbird Brett Table Beer uses Bruxellensis / Lambicus / Lactobacillus during the brewing process; however, it’s aim is to be a table beer – one that …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from the Chiba Triangle, the Area X of Kanto, the only place I know with a number for a name, Kujukuri beach! Been there yet, guys? To the SARDINE MUSEUM?! (Only three reviews in and I’m seriously scraping the bottom of the mash tun to hit my word count on these beers …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner is a 5% pilsner made by the folks at Kankiku Shuzo in the mystery wilderness of Chiba’s “Little Hawaii”, Kujukuri. Anyone been there yet? To the Sardine Museum?? Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner Nose and Taste A pilsner, eh? I’ll be honest: don’t expect this beer to inspire one of my signature beer odysseys. I hope that one …

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas is a 8% black IPA from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It was first brewed in 2016 as part of a collaborative effort with Liquors Hasegawa, known for having an amazing stock of whiskey / whisky from around the world and also being one of Brewery Songbird’s largest stockists. Songbird Noir de Cairdeas uses peated malt, …