Fujizakura Heights Mugen by Fujizakura Kanko Heights 

Fujizakura Heights Mugen

Fujizakura Heights Mugen is a 5.5% rye beer, also known as roggenbier, from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range and first came out in 2017. If the name sounds funny, it’s because Fujizakura Heights Mugen is supposed to be a play on words. As it was explained to us “Roggen (which means rye) contains the …

Kokage IPA by Cocono Hops

Kokage IPA

Kokage IPA is a 7% American IPA from Cocono Hops, based in Nagano, Japan. Like the other beers in the Cocono Hops range, Kokage IPA is contract brewed but at Donryu Dream Beer and was first released in 2015 but unlike the other beers, Kokage IPA at the time of writing is only found on draft only with no plans for a …

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen by Taniai Kogen Beer 

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. If you hadn’t guessed from the name, Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen uses Citra hops for bittering and flavouring, rather than your usual Tettnanger or Hallertau hops which …

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc is a 5% American wheat lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Besides having a mess of a name, Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc is part of their limited edition bottle range and was first released in 2017 though there is no information about it on the Hansharo Blog or their shop page. At the time of …

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny is a 5% ABV spiced beer from Hyappa Brews in Aichi prefecture. It’s made with black pepper and Hatcho miso paste, and is part of their limited edition bottled range. It’s also an abomination. Hyappa Brews Miso Korny Aroma and Taste I thought I knew what to expect with this beer. I was the one who …

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Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA

Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is a 6.5% English IPA from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is part of their bottled lineup and has also been seen on tap across primarily the Chubu and Kanto areas. It’s brewed using Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Munich Malt with Challenger, Fuggle, and Kent Golding hops from …

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 …