Golden Slumber Pale Ale by Strange Brewing

Golden Slumber Pale Ale ストレンジゴールディンスランバーペールエール

Golden Slumber Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Strange Brewing, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap. Strange Brewing is owned by Aoki-san from Bakushu Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Golden Slumber Pale Ale is brewed using English malt and yeast though which …

Myoko Kogen Weizen by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Weizen 妙高高原ヴァイツェン

Myoko Kogen Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and comes in two different labels – this one below and also the bog-standard regular boring label. Myoko Kogen Weizen Aroma and Taste Myoko Kogen Weizen poured out a slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a plump …

Baird Japan Tale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Japan Tale Ale ベアード日本物語エール

Baird Japan Tale Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range of beers and can be found on sale from the end of July onwards. It’s brewed using indigenous ingredients to Japan, such as korizato (rock sugar), ume (plums), and also Japanese wheat. Baird also use US Northern Brewer, Santiam, and …

Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA is a 3.9% Session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing. It’s a collaboration beer between Far Yeast Brewing and Beersonic, a bottle shop in Fukuoka, made using Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc hops. Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA poured out a hazy apple juice colour with a little …

Izu no Kuni Climb by Izu no Kuni Beer 

Izu no Kuni Climb 伊豆の国クライム

Izu no Kuni Climb is a 5% scottish ale from Izu no Kuni Brewery, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the all-year round range of beers and can be found in both cans and on tap across Japan. This review of Izu no Kuni Climb has been a long time coming (almost three years in fact) as it was the …

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Dark Roast by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Dark Roast ファーイースト バイシクル コーヒー アイピーエーダークロースト

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Dark Roast a 6% Belgian IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and follows the Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA with this one using a dark roast coffee from Bicycle Coffee, based in Tokyo. This dark roast uses a blend of El Platanillo, San Marcos, Guatemala coffee. At the …

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Medium Roast by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Medium Roast ファーイースト バイシクル コーヒー アイピーエー ミディアムロースト

Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA Medium Roast is a 6% Belgian IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and follows the Far Yeast Bicycle Coffee IPA with this one using a medium roast coffee from Bicycle Coffee, based in Tokyo. This medium roast uses a blend of Asdeflor, Huehuetenango, Guatemala coffee. At the …

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA オラホー雷電閂IPA

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA is a 6% American IPA from Oh! La! Ho Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited Raiden range of beers with this one being dedicated to the greatest non-Yokozuna, or in fact the best ever sumo wrestler, Raiden Tameemon! It came on sale in April but it’s unknown whether it’s a one-off or …

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 …

Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose is a limited edition 4.5% ABV fruit-infused gose from Far Yeast Brewing Company. There’s some peaches in there, obviously, along with some wheat, barley, yuzu (Yuzu!), Hassaku oranges and salt. Quite a mix! Let’s see how it fares. Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose pours out looking like …