Wind Valley Izu Ale by Kaze no Tani Brewery

Wind Valley Izu Ale

Wind Valley Izu Ale is a 5.5% English pale ale from Kaze no Tani Brewery, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round up of craft beer and can be considered their flagship beer. It’s brewed using imported 2-row pale ale from the UK and also Kent Golding hops from the UK as well. Strangely enough, Wind Valley Izu …

Aomori Pale Ale by Aomori Ji-beer

Aomori Pale Ale

Aomori Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Aomori Ji-Beer, based in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round Ozoresan Beer range that uses water sourced from the snow and glaciers that exist on it. It’s brewed using malt, barley, and hops though the grain bill is less than 25% malt and thus is classified as a …

Fukuyama Craft Heart Sensui Draft by Fukuyama Craft Heart

Fukuyama Craft Heart Sensui Draft is a 5% English style pale ale from Fukuyama Craft Heart Brewery based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It is brewed using seawater from the Seto Naikai, or the Seto inland sea which is bounded by Kyushu to the …

Awa Agri Pale Ale by Awa Agri Beer

Awa Agri Pale Ale

Awa Agri Pale Ale is an English style pale ale from Awa Agri Beer, based in Chiba. It’s supposedly similar to an amber ale as well according to the Awa Agri Beer website, so perhaps they have gone for some kind of hybrid pale ale / amber beer. Awa Agri Pale Ale has an abv of 5% and is available all year …

Baystars Ale by Bay Brewing Yokohama

Baystars Ale

Baystars Ale is a 4.5% English pale ale from Bay Brewing Yokohama, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of the push from Yokohama DeNA Baystars, the local baseball team, to get people drinking craft beer. It’s only available during the baseball season and can only be found on tap at the Baystars Stadium in Kannai, fortunately just down the road …

Songbird Motueka Pale Ale by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Motueka Pale Ale

Songbird Motueka Pale Ale is a 5.2% English pale ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It is part of its spring seasonal line up of beers. It started out as a seasonal beer in 2015 but I thought it had been promoted with the fancy label design and not one of the simple paper tags hung around the neck. Alas, no. Moreover, …

Harvestmoon Pale Ale by Harvestmoon

Harvestmoon Pale Ale

Harvestmoon Pale Ale is a 5% English style pale ale from Harvestmoon, based in Chiba. It is part of their all year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Harvestmoon use malt and hop that have been sourced from England. They have also used Burtonised water by adding minerals and salts to the water during …

Baird Shinshuwase Wet Hop Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Shinshuwase Wet Hop Ale

Baird Shinshuwase Wet Hop Ale is a limited edition 5% English style pale ale from Baird Beer that was first brewed in 2015. It contains Shinshuwase hops which were developed and grown in Japan during the 20th century – such a long time ago. Wet hopping refers to the process of freshly harvested hops being used directly from the vineyards without …

Matsue Pale Ale by Shimane Beer Company

Matsue Pale Ale

Matsue Pale Ale is an English style pale ale from Shimane Beer Company. It has an abv of 5% and is part of the all-year range from Shimane Beer Company that can be bought either in cans, bottles, or on draught form. Matsue Pale Ale Aroma and Taste The first thing I noticed when Matsue Pale Ale quickly left the can was …

Yokohama Ale by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Bitter Ale

Trying to find information about beer can be fun but it can also be tiring. Translating from Japanese into English or trying to find correct information is the most tiring parts, and no beer so far has been more tiring than Yokohama Bitter Ale from Yokohama Beer. I think. It’s a 5.5% English pale ale that is a collaboration between Yokohama Beer …