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 …

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 …