J-Craft Beers

J Craft Beer Lineup

I’ve been scouring the Deep Beer Web for an hour now and I can’t find anything substantial about these J-Craft beers. The site they’re attached to, tanoshiiosake.jp, brands itself as a gourmet web magazine and is apparently run by Mitsubishi Foods, which explains why they’ve managed to get a bunch of celebrities to gurn over their website, and also how …

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 …


Doppo Weizen by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Weizen

Doppo Weizen is a German style hefeweizen from Miyashita Shuzo in Okayama. It’s a top fermented beer that is brewed using 50% more wheat than normal and has an abv of 5%. Doppo Weizen has also won a couple of domestic awards in 2008 and in 2012 at the National Liquors Conference but nothing else besides that. Doppo Weizen Aroma and …

Doppo Beer by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo by Miyashita Shuzo

Miyashita Shuzo are best known for their sake inside of Japan but outside of Japan, they are better known as the makers of the Doppo range of beers. Based in Okayama, Miyashita Shuzo have been making the Doppo range since 1995 and tag themselves as the pioneer of Japanese craft beer – a bold claim to make but they have …

Doppo Chocolate by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Chocolate

Doppo Chocolate is Miyashita Shuzo’s annual gift to craft beer drinkers in Japan – a stout fortified with cocoa powder, ready for that (lonely) Valentine’s night. It’s a bottom fermented beer brewed with seven different hops although the addition of such a large amount of coca means Doppo Chocolate is sold under the classification of a happoshu. Doppo Chocolate Aroma and Taste …

Doppo Imperial Ale by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Imperial Ale

Doppo Imperial Ale by Miyashita Shuzo is an American strong. It contains about 1.5 times the amount of sugar used in standard pilsner and Doppo Imperial Ale is brewed with American yeast. Part of me wishes the doppo part of the name meant double so all those Latin lessons in school would finally pay off; however, I have a sneaking suspicion …