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Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager 志賀高原インディアミヤマラガー

Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager is a 6% India Pale Lager from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup with it being first released in October 2014 and is also a collaborative effort with North Island Beer. This year’s effort is a collaborative effort with Hop Kotan Brewery, also based in Hokkaido. It is …

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA ファーイーストゆずヘイジーIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA is a 6% NE IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Gwei-Lo, a Chinese based craft beer brewery, and is also their first foray into cans. Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA is brewed using Amarillo, Citra, and Denali hops, along with locally grown yuzu, aka Japanese citron. …

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 …

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho is a 7% baltic porter that is a collaborative effort between Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, and Swan Lake Beer, based in Niigata. The name “kokucho” means black swan in English and came about from the two breweries sharing a booth at craft beer events. What came about was a beer that hadn’t …

Far Yeast Saigon Passion by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Saigon Passion ファーイーストサイゴンパッション

Far Yeast Saigon Passion is a 4.5% sour from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Heart of Darkness, based in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, being the partner this time. Two versions were made, with the Japanese version using Belgian Ardennes yeast, and the Vietnamese version using German Ale yeast. Passion …

Swan Lake Flowery IPA by Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Flowery IPA スワンレイクフラワリーIPA

Swan Lake Flowery IPA is a 6% American IPA from Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort they did with United Arrows and uses a flower local to Agano city, in Niigata, that impart flavour, though which flower is unknown. Swan Lake Flowery IPA Aroma and Taste Swan Lake Flowery IPA poured out …

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL 伊勢角屋アドリブIPL

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL, or to give it its full name Ise Kadoya Jam Session Brew Ad Lib IPL, is a 6% Indian Pale Lager from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and can be found on tap and on bottles. It’s a collaborative brew with Spring Valley Brewery with the head brewers from …

Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA 伊勢角屋オニノスライミーティアーズIPA

Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Oni Densetsu, based in Hokkaido. It was brewed to celebrate Ise Kadoya’s 21st anniversary in 2018, so it’s unknown if Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA is a one-off or will come out again. …

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Fujizakura Okite Yaburi by Fujizakura Heights Beer

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi 富士桜おきてやぶり

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi is a 5.5% India Pale Weizen that is a collaboration between Fujizakura Heights Beer, based in Yamanashi, and Shiga Kogen, based in Nagano. It was brewed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fujizakura Heights Beer in July. As such, it’s a limited edition beer with no plans for any more releases. In a turn up for 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 …