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 …

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Voyager Gold by Voyager Brewing Company 

Voyager Gold

Voyager Gold is a 5.5% golden ale from Voyager Brewing Company, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s one of their first two beer to be bottled, along with Voyager Copper, and can be found in both bottles and on tap, in limited supply. Not much else is known about the beer, as the Voyager Brewing Company website has not been updated …

Kure Barley Wine by Kure Beer

Kure Barley Wine

Kure Barley Wine is a 9% barleywine from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer and can be found on sale from mid-December onwards. It’s brewed with six different kinds of malt in the mash, though the specific malts are not listed on the Kure Beer website or elsewhere, though it does …

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari is a 7% rice lager from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their Autumn seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using locally sourced Yamada-nishiki sake rice, which also happens to be brewed onsite near the Kumezakura Brewery, with this Daisen G Yago Aki Agari version …

Nagisa Heaven by Nagisa Beer

We all have our favourite styles of beer that we can always rely on. You know, the old standards for when you’re standing in the beer section of Seijo Ishii or Minemart with a rapidly warming bottle of Brewdog Cocoa Psycho in one hand (900 yen a pop) and 5 cans of chuhai in the other (total price: 900 yen) …

Miyajima Weizen by Miyajima Beer

Miyajima Weizen

Miyajima Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Miyajima Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and can be found in cans, occasionally in bottles, and on tap at various places.A beer with little to no background behind it. The can was bereft of any further details besides the usual “malt, hops, …