Yatsugatake Touchdown Frontier Dunkel by Yatsugatake Beer

So this is the second beer I’ll be reviewing from Yatsugatake, and can you believe this one is also not really worth your time? I do hate to do this, as I want to encourage more people to buy me beers as souvenirs. But as long as there are people wanting to buy souvenir beers, there will be some unscrupulous …

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager by Nihonkai Beer Club

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager is a 5% Czech-style dark lager, sometimes referred to as a dunkel or a tmavý style beer from Nihonkai Beer Club, based in Ishikawa, Japan. Nihonkai Club Dark Lager is part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, with this review coming from the draft version. It is …

Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager

Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager is a 4.5% dark lager, or dunkel, from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Nobeoka, Japan.  It used to be called Musasabi Bohemian Garnet Lager though in around 2013, it had a name change. Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager is part of the all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and also on tap as well. …

Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery

Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel

Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel is a 5.5% German Munich dunkel style beer from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, in Fukushima. It can be found in bottles and also on draught though it’s getting harder as Michinoku Fukushima Brewery have started to reign in their supply points it seems. Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel has been part of Michinoku Fukushima Brewery’s lineup since its foundation in 1997 and …

Hi no Tani Ninja by Hi No Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Ninja

Hi no Tani Ninja is a 5% dunkel beer from Hi No Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie prefecture. It is part of their all year round range of beers and is brewed using ancient brewer’s rice and also black rice from Iga. The Ninja part of the name stems from the blackness of the rice used in brewing and as such, …

Kamakura Beer My Funny Valentine by Kamakura Beer

Kamakura Beer My Funny Valentine

Kamakura Beer My Funny Valentine is a belated Valentines brew from Kamakura Beer that is a 5.5% dunkel style beer. We were out wandering around Yokohama when we came across it, and World Gourmet had just received a large batch as of writing. Kamakura Beer My Funny Valentine is brewed annually and usually goes on sale from mid January. Kamakura Beer …

Chateau Kamiya Dunkel by Ushiku Brewery

Chateau Kamiya Dunkel

Chateau Kamiya Dunkel is a 5.5% dunkel style beer from Ushiku Brewery that is part of their all year round range of beers. It’s brewed using malts only and can be found in bottles in the Chateau Kamiya shop or in the plethora of restaurants dotted across the vineyards. Chateau Kamiya Dunkel has also won two gold awards for best dunkel in …

Tama no Megumi Munchener Dark by Ishikawa Shuzo

Tama no Megumi Munchener Dark

If you hadn’t guessed by now, German styles are pretty much the main styles of beers brewed in Japan and no other beers are made here. Of course, we’re lying but with Tama no Megumi Munchener Dark, a dunkel style beer brewed using a traditional German recipe, Ishikawa Shuzo make another German style beer. It’s got an abv of 5% and …

Oirase Dark Lager by Oirase Brewing Company

Oirase Dark Lager

Oirase Dark Lager is a dunkel style beer from Oirase Brewing Company and was a souvenir from a friend of ours, thanks again Hiro. Trouble is, he forgot to tell us much about the beer and there is very little information about it on the Oirase Brewing Company homepage. Oirase Dark Lager is brewed along the lines of a pilsner but …

Brown no Kaze by Tazawako Kohan no Mori

brown no kaze

Brown no Kaze beer, otherwise known as Tazawako Kohan no Mori Dunkel, is another beer that comes in two different labels. The one below is the most recent label for the Queen’s Isetan brand of supermarkets, alongside the Ajiwai Tenku and the Ajiwai Tenya beers. Both beers, or so I am led to believe, are brewed from the same recipe. Brown no Kaze …