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Iwate Kura Pale Ale by Sekinoichi Brewery

Iwate Kura Pale Ale

Iwate Kura Pale Ale is a 4% English-style pale ale from Sekinoichi Brewery. Let’s see, this one has a meaningless award associated with it: a silver medal at the International Beer Challenge in 2007. Second best a decade ago, back when no-one gave a toss about Japanese craft beer? I can hardly wait to try this one. Iwate Kura Pale …

Kisoji Pale Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Pale Ale

Kisoji Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, available both on tap and in cans, though the cans are a tad hard to distinguish from one another as they all have the same design, besides a small sticker that lies next to the …

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red is a 5% English Pale Ale from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and was first released in April 2017 as an addition to the Chroa range. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what ingredients or hops are used in the beer. Donryu Chroa Taboo Red Aroma and …

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale by Hakone Beer

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale is a 5.5% English pale ale from Hakone Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range of beers, on sale from the beginning of March until stocks sell out, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across the Kanto area. It’s also won a couple of awards at the Asia …

Preston Pale Ale by Preston Ale 

Preston Pale Ale

Preston Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Besides a lack of information about Preston Pale Ale, there is the obligatory awards it has won as Asia’s best pale ale in 2010 …

Donryu Dream Pale Ale by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Dream Pale Ale

Donryu Dream Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of the all-year round range of beer from Donryu Dream Beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It has also won a silver award at the Asia Beer World Cup in 2014 and Bronze at the International Beer Cup in …

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 …