Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale, besides having a ridiculous name, is a 5% golden ale from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started life out as part of their draft only range, but found its way into bottles in late 2016, and is now available more readily. Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale is brewed with both Pilsner Malt and Munich Malts with hops …

Hyappa Ale Capone by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Ale Capone

Hyappa Ale Capone is a 5% Irish ale from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range that can be found in both bottles and on tap at their brewpub. Like many other Hyappa Brews beers, Hyappa Ale Capone is based around a pun, though this one is perhaps one of the easiest to guess, especially …

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale is a 7% brown ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was one of their first beers on sale and is brewed with Maris Otter, wheat, caramel, and roast wheat along with a variety …

Johana Mugiya Ale by Johana Beer

Johana Mugiya Ale

Johana Mugiya Ale is a 5.5% American pale from Johana Beer, based in Toyama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles, as well as on tap, across Japan. Johana Mugiya Ale is brewed using locally sourced Koshihikari rice, deemed to be one of the best strains of Japonica rice and is also …

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale is a 6% blonde ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their late summer / autumn seasonal lineup which can be found in both bottle and on tap. It’s brewed with Vic Secret hops produced in Australia and first released to brewers in 2011. At the time of writing, it’s …

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Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale is a 4.5% mild ale by Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their annual summer seasonal release and can be found in both bottles and on tap too. Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale was originally brewed with Nøgne Ø, a Norwegian brewery, for the Tokyo Beer Festival back in 2009, …

Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout by Aoi Brewing

Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout

Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout is a 5% dry stout from Aoi Brewing based in Shizuoka, Japan. Like many of their other beers, Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout started out life as part of their draft range and found its way into bottles in late 2016. Aoi Garage Revolution Dry Stout is brewed with Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt, …

Fujizakura Munchen Lager by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Munchen Lager

Fujizakura Munchen Lager is a 5% helles from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Fujizakura Munchen Lager has an IBU of 30 and won the gold medal at the 2015 World Beer Awards for the World’s Best Helles beer – however, you …

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Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt

Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt is a 5.5% altbier from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started out life as part of their draft range and made the move to bottles towards the end of 2016. Aoi Stolen Addiction Alt is brewed with Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Munich Malt, black malt, and chocolate malt, with Magnum and Select …

Kisoji Pale Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Pale Ale

Kisoji Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, available both on tap and in cans, though the cans are a tad hard to distinguish from one another as they all have the same design, besides a small sticker that lies next to the …