Doppo White Beer for Oyster by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo White Beer for Oyster

Doppo White Beer for Oyster (what a catchy name!) is a 5% German hefeweizen from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s available all-year round, primarily in bottles, though we have seen it on tap across Kanto. Rather than being a beer that has been specially designed for local oysters, the brewers took a recipe from Germany and have used speciality …

Kure Pale Ale by Kure Beer

Kure Pale Ale

Kure Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. It’s brewed using four different kinds of aroma hops, though which ones they are is unsure as nothing is listed about them on …

Kure Black IPA by Kure Beer

Kure Black IPA

Kure Black IPA is a 4.7% black IPA from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It was first released in March 2016 and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan; however, at the time of writing we’re unsure if it is an actual seasonal beer or an all-year round edition. Kure Black IPA is brewed using 5 different …

Johana Hikiyama Black by Johana Beer

Johana Hikiyama Black

Johana Hikiyama Black is a 5.5% black IPA from Johana Beer, based in Toyama, Japan. It was first released in 2016 and appeared in their spring seasonal lineup again in 2017, though it’s unknown whether it’s become part of their all-year lineup or not? I guess it’s only taken Japan a couple of years to catch up with the black …

Daisen G Beer White IPA by Kumezakura Shuzo 

Daisen G Beer White IPA

Daisen G Beer White IPA is a 7.5% wheat ale from Kumezakaura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. Don’t adjust your set – I did say a wheat ale and we’ll come back to that later. It’s part of their spring seasonal range of beers and can be found both on tap and in bottles when on sale. So why is …

Umenishiki Blanche by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Blanche

Umenishiki Blanche is a 5% witbier from Umenishiki Yamakawa, based in Ehime. It’s brewed using domestically sourced wheat and barley malt and contains iyokan, which is a Japanese citrus fruit similar to mandarin oranges and the second most produced citrus fruit in Japan. Umenishiki Blanche is part of the all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and …

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager is a 5% rice lager brewed by Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, though it seems it can be found throughout the year. It’s brewed using Omachi rice that has been polished until 60%, the kind of rice that is used in Ginjo sake. To bring out more of the …

Nagisa Mikan Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Mikan Ale

Nagisa Mikan Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Nagisa Mikan Ale uses locally sourced mikans, sometimes known as tangerines or satsumas in English, during the brewing process. Nagisa Mikan Ale Aroma and Taste Nagisa …

Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Daisen G Beer, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their annual winter seasonal lineup, and is released alongside their barley wine and wheat wine at the end of January / beginning of February. The most surprising thing about Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout is that it is brewed …

Daisen G Beer Dubbel by Kumezakura Daisen Shuzo 

Daisen G Beer Dubbel

Daisen G Beer Dubbel is a 7.5% dubbel from Kumezakura Shuzo based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their autumn / winter seasonal lineup and can be found mostly in bottles, though more than likely can also be found on tap. Daisen G Beer Dubbel is brewed using imported French Barbe Rouge hops, and the inspiration behind the beer came from …