Harvestmoon IPA by Harvestmoon 

Harvestmoon IPA

Harvestmoon IPA is a 6% American IPA from Harvestmoon Brewery, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of the autumn seasonal line up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at the time of writing. It’s brewed with three different kinds of imported American hops; however, the most confusing thing about it is that Harvestmoon advertise it as having …

Locobeer Kaori no Nama by Locobeer

Locobeer Kaori no Nama

Locobeer Kaori no Nama is a 5% kölsch style beer from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed to a traditional German recipe and Locobeer uses imported noble hops – though which ones is unknown at the time of writing. …

Songbird Wheat by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Wheat

Songbird Wheat is a 4.5% wheat ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It started out as part of the summer line up in 2015 as an English summer ale, and got promoted to their regular line up in 2016 as a wheat ale. It’s brewed with the addition of coriander seeds to make it classified as a happoshu. …

Songbird Moderne by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Moderne

Songbird Moderne is an 8.5% Belgian-style tripel from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released on tap in October 2016 and then in bottled form in December 2016. Brewery Songbird managed to import some Wyeast Belgian yeast, the same strain that is used in the famed Westmalle Beer range. At …

Songbird Biere de Garde by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Biere de Garde

Songbird Biere de Garde is a 7% French strong ale from Brewery Songbird that is part of their winter lineup of beers. The Bière de Garde style of beer is a first for us at BeerTengoku, and meant we had to some serious research. The phrase roughly translates to “beer for storage” or “beer for keeping” and are beers that …

Songbird Le Jardinier by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Le Jardinier

Songbird Le Jardinier is a 5% Belgian spiced / herb beer from Brewery Songbird in Chiba that is part of their winter seasonal lineup of beer. It’s produced using locally sourced peel from green lemons and herbs harvested from the gardens around Brewery Songbird. I know we have tried to use the hashtag #drinklocal but perhaps this was taking it …

Harvestmoon Il Limone del Diavolo by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Il Limone del Diavolo

Harvestmoon Il Limone del Diavolo is a 5% fruit beer from Harvestmoon, based in Chiba, Japan and it is part of their autumnal range of beers. It’s styled as being one the most sour beers available on the market, with a pH of less than 3.5 though this is due to the inclusion of lemons and not from natural fermentation …

Harvestmoon Pilsner by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Pilsner

Harvestmoon Pilsner is a 5.5% Czech style pilsner from Harvestmoon Brewery based in Chiba, though it is brewed using German hops, so a hybrid between the two styles of pilsners. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Harvestmoon Pilsner has also won awards in the Asia Beer Cup in …

Songbird Myltille Noir by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Myltille Noir

Songbird Myltille Noir is 5.5% fruit beer / dark saison from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba. It is part of their autumn seasonal lineup and was first released in autumn 2015. Songbird Myltille Noir contains over 20% of pickled blueberries which have been sourced from Yotsukaido, also located in Chiba. It can be found in bottles when on sale. Songbird Myltille Noir Aroma and …

Awa Agri Pale Ale by Awa Agri Beer

Awa Agri Pale Ale

Awa Agri Pale Ale is an English style pale ale from Awa Agri Beer, based in Chiba. It’s supposedly similar to an amber ale as well according to the Awa Agri Beer website, so perhaps they have gone for some kind of hybrid pale ale / amber beer. Awa Agri Pale Ale has an abv of 5% and is available all year …