Nagisa India Pale Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa India Pale Ale

Nagisa India Pale Ale is a 6% American (or English) IPA from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup of beers and Nagisa India Pale Ale can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. The only indication of hops being used in Nagisa India Pale Ale is on their shop homepage with …

Preston IPA by Preston Ale

Preston Ale IPA

Preston IPA is a 6% English IPA from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up of craft beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Preston IPA is brewed using imported English malts and hops though which ones are unknown as there is no ingredients list online at the …

Sakura Mayflower IPA by Sakura Brewery

Sakura Mayflower IPA

Sakura Mayflower IPA is a 7% English IPA from Sakura Brewery, based in Iwate, Japan. It started out life as part of their draft range and found its way into bottles during 2016. And that’s it – there is no information on the Sakura Brewery homepage, nor could we find anything in Japanese about the beer either. The only thing …

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Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Paid Vacation IPA あおいペードヴァケーションIPA

Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is a 6.5% English IPA from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is part of their bottled lineup and has also been seen on tap across primarily the Chubu and Kanto areas. It’s brewed using Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Munich Malt with Challenger, Fuggle, and Kent Golding hops from …

Hansharo Indra by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Indra

Hansharo Indra is a 7.5% American IPA from Hansharo Beer. Like many of their special beers, it’s only available on draft only though it can be found across Japan. It was first released in November 2016 though there is a lack of information, both in English and in Japanese, about what malts and hops went into making it. Hansharo Indra …

Hyappa Kimosabi IPA by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Kinosabi IPA ひゃっぱきのさびIPA

Hyappa Kimosabi IPA is a 6.5% English IPA from Hyappa Brews based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found both in bottles and on tap as well. Not much is known about the beer, besides the hop addition changing throughout the year. This version was brewed with Warrior hops – I think as the …

Kobushi Hana Strong IPA by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Strong IPA

Kobushi Hana Strong IPA is a 7.5% English IPA from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and that’s about it for all we could out about this beer. Kobushi Hana Strong IPA Aroma and Taste I initially thought this was a mistake. Hanyu Brewery make the Kobushi Hana IPA and I found that to be …

Outsider Bunyip IPA by Outsider Brewing

Outsider Bunyip IPA

Outsider Bunyip IPA is 6.5% English IPA from Outsider Brewing, based in Kofu, Yamanashi. It’s part of their all-year round range of draft beer, though there are no plans at the time of writing to release it in bottles. It’s brewed using 100% Australian grown Cascade hops though we’re unsure about how those hops are utilised. Outsider Bunyip IPA Aroma …

Iwate Kura Yoitsugi by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Yoitsugi

Iwate Kura Yoitsugi is an 8% India Pale Ale brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their collaboration series, this time with Rebirth Project; a Japanese organisation that focuses on sustainable projects and business. As such, this beer is certified organic though with ulterior motives as the brewers wanted a beer that they could drink to get …

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Baird Teikoku IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Teikoku IPA

Baird Teikoku IPA is a 6.5% IPA from Baird Beer that could be best described as a hybrid between an English IPA and an American IPA. It has the prestigious reputation of being one of the four original beers brewed back in 2001 at the Baird Numazu Taproom and can be found on tap at all Baird Taprooms and Baird Teikoku …