Hansharo English Pale Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo English Pale Ale

Hansharo English Pale Ale is a 5% English bitter from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It can be found in both bottles and on tap. Peculiarly, Hansharo English Pale Ale is also known as Hansharo Tarouzaemon Best Bitter which seems to make more sense than its English pale ale designation on the label. It’s brewed using imported Maris Otter and …

Hakkaisan Izumi Porter by Hakkaisan Izumi Beer 

Hakkaisan Izumi Porter

Hakkaisan Izumi Porter is a 5% English porter from Hakkaisan Izumi Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using imported English pale malt, along with four different dark roasted malts, most likely chosen from chocolate, roasted barley, black malt, and black …

Baird Wheat King Wit by Baird Beer

Baird Wheat King Wit

Baird Wheat King Wit is a 5% witbier from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer, and Baird Wheat King Wit can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike other witbiers, Baird Wheat King Wit doesn’t contain any orange peel or coriander during brewing, so if you’re expecting something with those flavours …

Minamishinshu Ki no Sato by Minamishinshu Beer Company

Minamishinshu Beer Ki no Sato

Minamishinshu Ki no Sato is 4.5% golden / blonde ale from Minamishinshu Beer Company, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can usually be found on sale from April onwards. The “gimmick”, which seems a bit strange, is that Minamishinshu Ki no Sato is brewed in a special place of Japan that experiences zero magnetic field …

Hyappa Ieyasu B by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Ieyasu B

Hyappa Ieyasu B is a 5% ESB, or extra special bitter, from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of bottled beers and has also been seen on tap, most notably at Craft Beer Bar iBrew. If it’s not clear, the person on the front is Ieyasu, more formerly known as Tokugawa Ieyasu, who …

Hyappa Brews Stout by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Stout

Hyappa Brews Stout is a 5.5% stout from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles or on tap at the brewpub. According to the label, Hyappa Brews Stout also contains honey as well, thus making it a happo-shu grade beer, though that only applies to the tax bracket and not …

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Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout

Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout is a 6% oatmeal stout from Y Market Brewing, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of craft beer and can be found on tap across Japan. As the name suggests, Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout does contain oatmeal though the exact amount is unknown at the time of writing, though we do …

Hyappa Love in Idleness by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Love in Idleness

Hyappa Love in Idleness is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round up and can be both in bottles and on tap at their brewpub.It was difficult to see what was in the beer, with a handwritten scrawl on the back of the bottle that I think said berry and …

Y Market W-IPL by Y Market Brewing 

Y Market W-IPL

Y Market W-IPL is an 8% double India pale lager from Y Market Brewing, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition bottled range, though it has been seen on tap across Japan. Y Market W-IPL is brewed using the same base as the Y Market Session IPL, though the amount of malts have been doubled up and it also …

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter by Hansharo Beer 

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter is a 5% porter from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers with no plans for it to be released in bottled form. It was first released in 2009 and since then, Hansharo Yoritomo Porter has been making sporadic appearances in winter. However, in 2013 Hansharo decided to renew the recipe …