Doppo Schwarz by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Schwarz 独歩シュバルツ

Doppo Schwarz is a 5% schwarz beer from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s also won a couple of awards – back in 1996 and in 2000 when noone really knew about craft beer in Japan it seems. …

Iwami Honey Draft by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Honey Draft 石見ハニードラフト

Iwami Honey Draft is a 4.5% blonde beer from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 though how long it’s limited for is unknown. Iwami Honey Draft is brewed with imported US Simcoe hops and honey from Masuda city. Iwami Honey Draft Aroma and Taste Iwami Honey Draft poured …

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou by Doppo Beer

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou / 独歩スパークリングロゼ さくら旅情

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is a 5% fruit beer from Doppo Beer, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup though it can be found on sale until stocks run out. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is brewed with locally sourced juice from cherry trees. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou Aroma and Taste Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura …

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Daisen G Rauch Weizen by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Rauch Weizen 大山Gラオホヴァイツェン

Daisen G Rauch Weizen is a 7% smoked weizen from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their later winter seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using wheat malt and smoked malt which has been smoked using wood from beech trees. Daisen G Rauch Weizen Aroma and Taste Daisen G Rauch …

Iwami Session IPA by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Session IPA 石見セッションIPA

Iwami Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Iwami Session IPA is brewed using sheequarsar and beets as well, making it happoshu. Iwami Session IPA Aroma and Taste The only other beer I’ve tried …

Daisen G Citra De Weiss by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Citra De Weiss 大山Gシトラ・デ・ヴァイス

Daisen G Citra De Weiss is a 5.5% hefeweizen from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was first released in 2018, though we’re unsure if it is going to come out again in the future. Daisen G Citra De Weiss Aroma and Taste …

Iwami Saison by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Saison 石見セゾン

Iwami Saison is a 4.5% saison from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally sourced rice from Hameda city, yuzu from Masuda city, and German Hallertau hops as well. Iwami Saison Aroma and Taste Iwami Saison poured …

Iwami Belgian White by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Belgian White 石見ベルジャンホワイト

Iwami Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in bottles. Iwami Belgian White is brewed using locally sourced sansho pepper and lemons from the Hiroshima area. On top of this, it also contains rice kouji (the stuff used to make sake …

Iwami Dry Stout by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Dry Stout 石見ドライスタウト

Iwami Dry Stout is a 5% stout from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beer and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally roasted coffee from the Hamada region and hopped with German Nugget hops. Iwami Dry Stout Aroma and Taste Iwami Dry …

Iwami American Pale Ale by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami American Pale Ale 石見アメリカンペールエール

Iwami American Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of craft beer and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Unlike most of the beers from Iwami Bakushu, the strangest adjunct contained in Iwami American Pale Ale are lemons sourced from …