Shonan Beer Sakura Gose by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose

Shonan Beer Gose is a 4.5% gose from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative effort with Burnside Brewing Company, based in Oregon, USA, who hosted Takashi Tsutsui, who went over towards the middle of 2016 to brew this beer. This gose was kettle soured with Burnside’s house lactobacillus and has a delicate floral presence of Sakura which have …

Be Easy Waiha Session IPA by Be Easy Brewing 

Be Easy Waiha Session IPA

Be Easy Waiha Session IPA is a 4.8% session IPA from Be Easy Brewing, based in Aomori, Japan. Be Easy Waiha Session IPA is the fourth beer from the Be Easy Brewing and is part of their main lineup of draft beer, though there has been no news on whether we will see a bottled version soon. Be Easy Waiha Session IPA is …

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Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout

Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout is a 6% oatmeal stout from Y Market Brewing, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of craft beer and can be found on tap across Japan. As the name suggests, Y Market Dark Valley Oatmeal Stout does contain oatmeal though the exact amount is unknown at the time of writing, though we do …

Be Easy Azumashi Wheat Ale by Be Easy Brewing 

Be Easy Azumashi Wheat

Be Easy Azumashi Wheat Ale is a 5.1% American wheat ale from Be Easy Brewing, based in Akita, Japan. Along with their Be Easy Debbie’s Pale Ale, Be Easy Azumashi Wheat was part of their first batch of beers made back in December 2016. At the time of writing, Be Easy Azumashi Wheat Ale can only be found on tap in limited areas …

Yokohama YABAcious IPA by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama YABAcious IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It was part of their entry into the 2017 Japan Brewers’ Cup, held in Yokohama, and since then, can be found on tap across Japan. There has been some change in the brewers, with Gojo-san moving on, so does Yokohama YABAcious IPA indicate a new direction …

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter by Hansharo Beer 

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter is a 5% porter from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers with no plans for it to be released in bottled form. It was first released in 2009 and since then, Hansharo Yoritomo Porter has been making sporadic appearances in winter. However, in 2013 Hansharo decided to renew the recipe …

Be Easy Debbie’s Pale Ale by Be Easy Brewing 

Be Easy Debbie's Pale Ale

Be Easy Debbie’s Pale Ale is a 5.8% American pale ale from Be Easy Brewing, based in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and at the time of writing, Be Easy Debbie’s Pale Ale is available in draft form only. It’s brewed using Maris Otter, Wheat, Munich malts with flaked oats and wheat with Warrior, Centennial, …

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Shonan IPA Equinox by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan IPA Equinox

Shonan IPA Equinox is 6% American IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Kumazawa Shuzo have been churning out this series of beers that contain the same base recipe for the beer, but altering it with different hops, with Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison, Shonan IPA HBC 342, and Shonan IPA Southern Cross all making appearances. Shonan IPA Equinox was first released in …

Yorocco Cherry Maple Porter by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Cherry Maple Porter

Yorocco Cherry Maple Porter is a 5% porter from Yorocco Beer based in Kanagawa, Japan. Yorocco Cherry Maple Porter is part of their seasonal line up and was first released in late 2016 as part of the 3rd anniversary celebrations of Yorocco Beer Taproom at Beach Muffin. It was brewed using fresh maple, coffee and vanilla beans. At the time …

Shonan W-IPA by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan W-IPA

Shonan W-IPA is a 7.5% Imperial IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Joe couldn’t review this beer as he was unable to get over the pronunciation (It’s a called “double ipa” not “wipa”). It’s part of their annual winter seasonal lineup of draft beers though at the time of writing, there are no plans for it to be released …