Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale ひでじ宮崎ゆずエール

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale is brewed using juice from locally grown yuzu, known as Japanese citron, from the Miyazaki area. Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale …

Baird Japan Tale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Japan Tale Ale ベアード日本物語エール

Baird Japan Tale Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range of beers and can be found on sale from the end of July onwards. It’s brewed using indigenous ingredients to Japan, such as korizato (rock sugar), ume (plums), and also Japanese wheat. Baird also use US Northern Brewer, Santiam, and …

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou by Doppo Beer

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou / 独歩スパークリングロゼ さくら旅情

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is a 5% fruit beer from Doppo Beer, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup though it can be found on sale until stocks run out. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is brewed with locally sourced juice from cherry trees. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou Aroma and Taste Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura …

Awaji Shima Lemon by Awaji Beer

Awaji Shima Lemon あわじ島レモン

Awaji Shima Lemon is a 4.5% fruit beer from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer that uses locally sourced lemons and a weizen base. Awaji Shima Lemon Aroma and Taste Awaji Shima Lemon poured out a hazy golden colour with a minute amount of frothy white head. What head there was faded …

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge by Nishijin Ale Project

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge 西陣エール柚子無碍

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge is a 6% fruit beer from Nishijin Ale Project based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their all year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using an English IPA base and then has yuzu added to it during the secondary fermentation stages. Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge Aroma and Taste …

Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose is a limited edition 4.5% ABV fruit-infused gose from Far Yeast Brewing Company. There’s some peaches in there, obviously, along with some wheat, barley, yuzu (Yuzu!), Hassaku oranges and salt. Quite a mix! Let’s see how it fares. Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose pours out looking like …

Hakone Yuzu no Kahori by Hakone Beer

Hakone Yuzu no Kahori is a limited seasonal beer from Hakone Beer. It’s a 4.5% fruit ale made with yuzu. Hakone Yuzu no Kahori Aroma and Taste Hakone Yuzu no Kahori pours out pale and slightly hazy with a centimetre of bright white foam. As you would expect, there’s a strong yuzu juice nose which basically dominates everything it’s added …

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA サンクトガーレンマンゴーIPA

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA is a 6% fruit beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and was first released in April 2018 for the opening of Bakery & Beer Butchers in Atsugi. It uses the Sankt Gallen Golden Ale as a base, with 1.3 times the amount of malt and 6.75 times the amount of …

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale By Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale 横浜ドラゴンフルーツエール

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited seasonal range and was first released in 2016. Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale, also known as Yokohama Red Pitaya Ale, uses locally sourced dragon fruits and water from the Yokohama area. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale …

Swan Lake Strawberry Dark Saison by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori

Swan Lake Strawberry Dark Saison スワンレイクストロベリーダークセゾン

Swan Lake Strawberry Dark Saison is a 6% saison from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Valentine’s efforts for 2018 and was first released in late 2017. Swan Lake Strawberry Dark Saison is brewed using locally sourced Niigata strawberries, saison yeast, and also roasted black malts. Swan Lake Strawberry Dark Saison Aroma and Taste Swan Lake …