Hida Ringo Lala by Ji-Beer Hida

Hida Lala Ringo 飛騨林檎ララ

Hida Ringo Lala is a 4.5% fruit beer from Ji-Beer Hida, based in Hidatakayama, in Gifu, Japan. It’s part of their fruit range of beers, with the other being their Hida Yuzu Lala beer. Hida Ringo Lala is brewed using the juice of apples and wheat sourced from the Hidatakayama area, as well as additional vitamin C – so you can …

Minamishinshu Alps Weizen by Komagatake Brewery

Minamishinshu Alps Weizen 南信州 アルプスヴァイツェン

Minamishinshu Alps Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Komagatake Brewery, based in Komagone, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their late summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Minamishinshu Alps Weizen Aroma and Taste Minamishinshu Alps Weizen poured out a slightly hazy golden straw colour with a meagre amount of white head …

Baird Kurofune Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Kurofune Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer. It’s part of their regular lineup and is available year-round. …And I’m back! Reports of my death etc etc. It’s been a couple of month since I’ve been around the site, and I’ve had a nice break. But now it’s back to the grind! Yes, I’m back to my gruelling …

Hida Yuzu Lala by Ji-Beer Hida

Hida Yuzu Lala 飛騨柚子ララ

Hida Yuzu Lala is a 4.5% fruit beer from Ji-Beer Hida, based in Hidatakayama, Gifu. It’s part of their fruit beer lineup and can be found in bottles at the time of writing. Hida Yuzu Lala is brewed using yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, from Kaminoho, a village found in Gifu, and involves the fresh juice and peels being …

Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison by Strange Brewing

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Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison is a 6% fruit beer / saison from Strange Brewing, based in Uonuma, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and is brewed using locally grown yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison Aroma and Taste Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison came up a dark orange with hints …

Myoko Kogen Pilsner by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Pilsner 妙高高原ピルスナー

Myoko Kogen Pilsner is a 5% Czech pilsner from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike most pilsners in Japan, Myoko Kogen Pilsner is brewed to a traditional Czech recipe and uses imported Czech Saaz hops as well. Myoko Kogen Pilsner Aroma and …

Uchu White Hole by Uchu Brewing

Tap & Growler Beer 2

Uchu White Hole is an 8% NE IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto city, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap mostly across the Chubu and Kanto regions of Japan. Uchu White Hole is brewed with Golden Promise and oats from the UK with German Wheat, along …

Hida Kolsch by Hida Ji-Beer

Hida Kolsch 飛騨ケルシュ

Hida Kolsch is 5% kolsch beer from Hida Ji-Beer, based in Hidatakayama, in Gifu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only – we’ve yet to see it outside of the area on draft. It’s brewed using imported German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops and is brewed to a traditional Koln …

Far Yeast Imperial Peach by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Imperial Peach ファーイーストインペリアル ピーチ

Far Yeast Imperial Peach is a 7% fruit beer, based on a Belgian tripel, from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, with this one being done with Brouwerij de Prael, a brewery based in the Netherlands. Far Yeast Imperial Peach uses locally sourced peach juice during fermentation. Far Yeast Imperial Peach Aroma and Taste …

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop 志賀高原ソルティーホップ

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop is a 4.5% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and first came out in 2015. Since then, Shiga Kogen Salty Hop has made random appearances throughout the year, usually around summer time. It’s brewed using locally grown irises and peppers and also sea salt harvested from the Japan …