Dogo Alt by Dogo Beer

Dogo Alt is a 5% altbier from Dogo Beer, based in Matsuyama, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s also known as Dogo Madonna Alt, and is brewed using sake yeast from the local area, as well as local water that goes into onsens. Dogo …

Setouchi Shunsaikan in Shimbashi, Tokyo

setouchi shunsaikan

The third in our series of satellite shops Setouchi Shunsaikan, based in Shimbashi, just behind Craft Beer Bar iBrew Shimbashi and Shinshu Osake Mura. Despite the name, Setouchi Shunsaikan sells products from the Kagawa and Ehime areas of Japan – which means some Umenishiki Yamakawa and also Kagawa Beer is on sale too. There is also a small cafe next door which sells Kagawa and Ehime …

Dogo Kolsch by Dogo Beer

Dogo Kolsch道後ビール ケルシュ

Dogo Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Dogo Beer, based in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. And that’s all I could find out about it. Dogo Kolsch Aroma and Taste Dogo Kolsch poured out a biscuit amber colour with a thin layer …

Umenishiki Blanche by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Blanche 梅錦ブロンシュ

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 …

Umenishiki Weizen by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Weizen is a 5.5% German kristallweizen from Umenishiki Yamakawa based in Ehime. It’s brewed with locally sourced wheat and barley malt from Ehime prefecture and contains at least 70% malt according to their product page but it isn’t happoshu though. A strange one there but it’s a popular beer that is starting to make inroads into supermarkets and stores across Japan. …

Umenishiki Pilsner by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Pilsner 梅錦ピルスナー

Umenishiki Pilsner is 5.5% pilsner from Umenishiki Yamakawa, based in Ehime prefecture. It is part of their all-year round range though at the time of writing, it is unknown whether Umenishiki Pilsner is based on a Czech or German recipe as even the Umenishiki homepage doesn’t list any information about it. It is also an award winning beer, having won either silver or …

Umenishiki Bock by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Bock

Umenishiki Bock is a 7% dunkler bock (or dark bock) from Umenishiki Yamakawa, and is produced all year round. For those interested in how it’s made, Umenishiki Yamakawa roast various different malts for different lengths of time and mix them all up. Umenishiki Bock also won silver and gold medals at the International Beer Competition back in 2008 and 2009 respectively. …

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale by Umenishiki Yamakawa is a Belgian strong ale style beer from Ehime prefecture. Wait. Aren’t all ales from Belgian strong? I don’t know about you but all my experiences of Belgian beers have been those over 8% or perhaps that’s my view. I’m not a big fan of kriek style beers with lashings of cherries so I’m …