Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company 

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA / ファーイーストゆずセッションIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Far Yeast Brewing Company did with Beer Ma to celebrate the shop’s first year anniversary. Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is brewed using locally sourced yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. At the time of …

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager ベアードアジアンビューティびわラガー

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is a 4% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is part of Baird Beer’s summer range and can be found on sale from August onwards. It is brewed using Maris Otter, Vienna, and Caragold malt along with New Zealand Cascade, French Aramis and Japanese Shinshuwase hops. Baird also use …

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 …

Baird Bakayaro by Baird Beer

Baird Bakayaro

Baird Bakayaro is an 8% American strong ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up and is usually on sale from December onwards, both on tap and in bottles. It started out life in 2009 as part of Chris Poel’s own design and has since grown to an annual institution for craft beer …

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Thrash Lager by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Thrash Lager

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Thrash Lager is a 4.5% India Pale Lager from Oh! La! Ho Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and was first released in 2017. It has nothing to do with Thrash Zone in Yokohama, rather it’s just another collaborative effort with Transporter Beer magazine. Oh! La! Ho Captain …

Kisoji Porter by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Porter

Kisoji Porter is a 5% porter from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both cans and on tap across Japan, though the latter is much rarer. Kisoji Porter is brewed with three different kinds of base malts and then five different “colour” malts are added – that is to …

Y Market Golden Combi by Y Market Brewing 

Y Market Golden Combi ワイマーケットゴールデンコンビー

Y Market Golden Combi is a 5% American IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s another entry into their draught only range and was first released in October 2017. The Golden Combi name stems its colour and also from from it being brewed with “traditional” American IPA hops of Chinook, Centennial, and Horizon. Y Market Golden Combi …

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin by Yo-Ho Brewing

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin by Yo-Ho Brewing ヤッホー僕ビール君ビールミッドナイト星人

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin is a hoppy amber ale with an ABV of 5.5%. It was released yesterday! (October 24th, 2017) Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin Appearance and Taste Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin pours out with a centimetre of beige foam. It’s a crystal-clear amber colour. Before getting a whiff of this, I was expecting …

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer

Baird Fire in the Belly

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer, or to give it its full name Baird Fire in the Belly – Doug’s Red Ale, is a 6% amber ale from Baird Beer, based in Shuzenji, Shizuoka. It’s part of their seasonal draft range, though we’ve heard it has made it into bottles a couple of times. Baird Fire in the Belly is …

Kisoji Smoked Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Smoked Ale

Kisoji Smoked Ale is a 5% rauchbier, or smoked beer, from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and was first released in late September 2016. There is no official listing on their website as to whether this is going to be continued next year or not, …