Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager ベアードアジアンビューティびわラガー

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is a 4% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is part of Baird Beer’s summer range and can be found on sale from August onwards. It is brewed using Maris Otter, Vienna, and Caragold malt along with New Zealand Cascade, French Aramis and Japanese Shinshuwase hops. Baird also use …

Ise Kadoya KoiKoi Mikan by Ise Kadoya

Koi koi mikan 恋来いみかんビール

Ise Kadoya Koi Koi Mikan is a 4% seasonal fruit ale made with Naize Mikan oranges from south Mie prefecture. Ise Kadoya Koi Koi Mikan Beer Aroma and Taste Koi Koi Mikan Beer pours out a light, hazy gold with a lot of floating particulate. The nose is malty and hoppy like a pale ale, with a slight sweet and …

Edo Kameido Red by Virgo Beer

Edo Kameido Red 江戸亀戸赤

Edo Kameido Red is a 5% fruit beer from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo. Like the Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi, it’s part of their range of beers in the Monzen Nakacho area of Tokyo that are trying to promote the local area. Edo Kameido Red Aroma and Taste Edo Kameido Red poured out a grape juice purpley red colour with a slightly …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus, or to give it its proper name of Ise Kadoya Hanakin Shitorasu, is a 5% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Hanakin seasonal range of beers, with this one being their spring contribution. With this effort, Ise Kadoya swapped over the yeast and used yeast harvested from carnation flowers – …

Hakone Odawara Lemon by Hakone Beer

Hakone Odawara Lemon

Hakone Odawara Lemon is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hakone Beer, based in Hakone, Japan. It’s part of their late spring / early summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles, though that was limited to 3000, and on tap primarily across the Kanto area. Hakone Odawara Lemon is brewed using locally sourced lemons from Odawara – the main …

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Dragon by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Dragon

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Dragon, also known as Ise Kadoya Yuzu & Dragon, is a 4% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their “dragon” range of craft beers, that started with the Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon, that was released earlier on in 2017. Ise Kadoya Yuzu Dragon is brewed with locally sourced yuzu flesh, and also the peels, …

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Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale

Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and first came out in bottles in April 2017, though it has been served on draft since 2015. Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale is brewed using German Pilsner, and German wheat malt, along with Belgium Aroma 150, US Cascade, …

Noboribetsu Sweet Strawberry by Noboribetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Sweet strawberry

Noboribetsu Sweet Strawberry is a 6.5% fruit ale, brewed with Toyoura strawberries. There’s a tiny paragraph on the label that says how it won gold in the flavoured ale category in the Japan Asia Beer Cup 2008, which is about as important and relevant now as saying that it comes in a bottle and is a liquid. It has a …

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 …