AJB IBU Nai by Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company

AJB IBU Nai AJB IBUない

AJB IBU Nai is a 5.4% American Pale Ale from Anglo Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. The name “IBU Nai” comes from the fact that no bittering hops were used in the making of the beer. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether AJB IBU Nai is a one-off or will be sold again in …

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Y Market Ncha by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Ncha ワイマーケットブルーイングんちゃ!

Y Market Ncha is a 4.5% pilsner from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Y Market Brewing did with Gambrinus Roppongi as their in-house beer. Y Market Ncha uses locally sourced brown rice tea that is roasted then added during secondary fermentation – essentially steeping tea. Y Market Ncha Aroma and Taste Y Market …

Echigo Always A White by Echigo Beer

Echigo Always A White エチゴオールウェイズアホワイト

Echigo Always A White is a 5% wit from Echigo Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It first came on sale in June 2018 and can be found in cans only at the time of writing. Not much is known about it – it’s so new that there is nothing on the Echigo Beer website about it. The only thing I …

Hakkaisan Alt by Hakkaisan Sake Brewing

Hakkaisan Alt 八海山アルト

Hakkaisan Alt is a 5% altbier from Hakkaisan Sake Brewing based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer can be found in bottles or on tap across Japan. We’re yet to see it in bottles smaller than 500ml though but check out the links below if you want the smaller bottled version. Not much else is known about …

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 …