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 …

Yokohama Yuzu Weizen by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Yuzu Weizen 横浜ゆずヴァイツェン

Yokohama Yuzu Weizen is a 5% fruit beer from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited fruit series of beers and was first on sale in December 2017. It is brewed using locally sourced wheat from Seya ward in Yokohama, water from Doshi village, and also locally sourced yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, from Kanagawa. …

Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale 伊勢角屋柚子の香エール

Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. As the name suggests, Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale is brewed with locally sourced yuzu, or Japanese citron, with both the flesh and skin being used in the secondary …

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 – …