Oni Densetsu Framboise by Noboribetsu Beer

Oni Densetsu Framboise

Oni Densetsu Framboise is a 5.5% wheat beer made with raspberries. Yet again the three-month shelf life of this beer means that it won’t be hitting the supermarket any time soon. Let me read the mysterious English on the bottle: “Fruity and sweet, the bounty of Hokkaido has produced a fruity, light tasting”. Fruity, light tasting what, guys? Is it a shoe? Am I …

Baeren Apple Lager by Baeren

Baeren Apple Lager

Baeren Apple Lager is a 5% fruit beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Baeren Apple Lager is brewed using locally sourced Iwate apples of the Sansa variety. A little known fact is Iwate is the third largest producer of …

Hyappa Love in Idleness by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Love in Idleness

Hyappa Love in Idleness is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round up and can be both in bottles and on tap at their brewpub.It was difficult to see what was in the beer, with a handwritten scrawl on the back of the bottle that I think said berry and …

Nagisa Mikan Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Mikan Ale

Nagisa Mikan Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Nagisa Mikan Ale uses locally sourced mikans, sometimes known as tangerines or satsumas in English, during the brewing process. Nagisa Mikan Ale Aroma and Taste Nagisa …

Hokkaido Cherry and Berry Ale by Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo

Hokkaido Cherry and Berry

Hokkaido Cherry and Berry is a 5% fruit beer from Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo, based in Otaru city, Hokkaido. It’s part of their all-year range of fruit craft beers, and contains cherries and blueberries locally sourced from Yoichi city, in Hokkaido. At the time of writing, Hokkaido Cherry and Berry can be found in bottles and on tap. Hokkaido Cherry and Berry Ale …

Hokkaido Honey Apple Ale by Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo

Hokkaido Honey Apple Ale

Hokkaido Honey Apple Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo, based in Otaru, Hokkaido. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and is brewed with locally sourced apples and honey from Yoichi, Hokkaido. It uses a pale ale though how and when the apples and honey are used is unknown. At the time of writing, Hokkaido …

Aomori Cassis Draft by Aomori Ji-Beer

Aomori Cassis Draft

Aomori Cassis Draft is a 5% fruit beer from Aomori Ji-Beer, based in Aomori prefecture, Tohoku. It’s part of their all year round range of bottled beer and is technically classified as a happoshu due it being made with less than 25% malt. The rest of the mix is from cassis juice and extract, which is also known as black …

Harvestmoon Il Limone del Diavolo by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Il Limone del Diavolo

Harvestmoon Il Limone del Diavolo is a 5% fruit beer from Harvestmoon, based in Chiba, Japan and it is part of their autumnal range of beers. It’s styled as being one the most sour beers available on the market, with a pH of less than 3.5 though this is due to the inclusion of lemons and not from natural fermentation …

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume by Sekinoichi Shuzo.

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume is a 5% wheat / fruit beer from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. The “yume” part of the name doesn’t meant dream, but is rather a portmanteau, coming from two of its adjuncts yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, and ume, being Japanese plums, which are highly valued for both making umeshu (plums steeped in …

Aomori Yama Budo Beer by Aomori Ji-Beer

Aomori Yama Budo Beer

Aomori Yama Budo Beer is a 5% fruit beer from Aomori Ji-beer, and brewed in Takashi Isaotera in Okudo. The beer uses locally sourced grapes that are harvested, crushed, and then then into the secondary fermentation stage of brewing. As a result, the beer is classified as a happo-shu as it uses less than 25% malt in the overall process yet still …