Fujizakura Draft 3 by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Draft 3 富士桜高原麦酒六本木ドラフト・スリー

Fujizakura Draft 3 is 6.5% weizenbock from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range at their BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi branch, but has also seen a limited run in bottled form. It was first released to celebrate the second anniversary of their bar and is brewed using German Mandarin hops. Fujizakura Draft 3 Aroma and Taste Fujizakura …

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo IPL 反射炉願成IPL

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL is a 5% India Pale Lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using only German hops which include Polaris, Hallertau Blanc, and Hull Melon. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether this is a one-off …

Myoko Dark Lager by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Dark Lager 妙高ダークラガー

Myoko Dark Lager is a 5% schwarzbier from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Myoko Dark Lager is brewed with four different kinds of malts being Pilsner, Caramel, Munchen, and Black. Myoko Dark Lager Aroma and Taste Myoko Dark Lager poured …

Far Yeast Peach Nightcrawler NE IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Peach Nightcrawler NE IPA ファーイースト ピーチ ナイトクローラー NEIPA

Far Yeast Peach Nightcrawler NE IPA is a 6.5% NE IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and they’ve taken the Far Yeast Nightcrawler as a base, and collaborated with Cafe Le Pesca, a coffee shop in Yamanashi. The peach juice is sourced from locally grown peaches, and is added during the secondary …

Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey IPA (2018) by Tamamura Honten

Snow Monkey IPA (2018) スノーモンキーIPA

This year’s edition of the Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey IPA is a 5.5% NE IPA – who’d have thought it – from Tamamura Honten. They bring out a different version each year so it seems they buckled to the common call. It’s brewed using oats and spelt though what hops are used in this iteration are unknown. Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey …

Shiga Kogen Blue Bird Day Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Blue Bird Day Saison 志賀高原ブルーバードディセゾン

Shiga Kogen Blue Bird Day Saison is a 5.5% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and was first released in February 2018. The name comes from those skiiing ahem snowboarding days where the snow is fluffy and white, while the sky is a clear blue colour with not a cloud in …

Far Yeast Genryu Fest by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Fest ファーイースト ゲンリュウ フェスト

Far Yeast Genryu Fest is a 4.5% mild ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition collaborative range, with this one being brewed with Kosuge Village, located near the Yamanashi Brewery. It was first released in November 2017 and uses water sourced from the Tama river, which starts near Kosuge village. Far Yeast …

Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale ファーイースト スギナミック ビターエール

Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale is a 4.5% bitter from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, this time working with Suginami Brewery. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale is a one-off or not. Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale poured out …

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro 志賀高原たかしいちろ

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro is an 11.5% imperial stout from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their (very) limited edition series of Ichiro’s series, that follows similar lines to the Minoh Ichiro’s range. This is where they take a regular beer, in this case the Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout, and age it for eighteen months in Ichiro’s …

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine ファーイースト バレルエイジド・ストロングエール レッドワイン

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine is the a 10.5% Belgian strong ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both in bottles and on tap for a limited time only. Like Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine, this has been aged in …