Fukushima Michinoku FO2 Weizen by Michinoku Fukushima Beer

Craft Beer iBrew Wired Beer 2

Fukushima Michinoku FO2 Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, based in Fukushima, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative effort with Craft Beer iBrew to produce and in-house beer and it can be found at both locations of iBrew and iBrew Wired. Not much is known about Fukushima Michinoku FO2 Weizen besides it contains double the amount of locally …

Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery

Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel みちのく福島路デュンケル

Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel is a 5.5% German Munich dunkel style beer from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, in Fukushima. It can be found in bottles and also on draught though it’s getting harder as Michinoku Fukushima Brewery have started to reign in their supply points it seems. Fukushima Michinoku Dunkel has been part of Michinoku Fukushima Brewery’s lineup since its foundation in 1997 and …

Michinoku The Rich Bitter Early Release by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery

Michinoku The Rich Bitter

Michinoku The Rich Bitter Early Release is a 5.5% English style bitter from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, based in Fukushima. It’s part of their limited edition line up of craft beer and at the time of writing can be found in bottles only. Michinoku The Rich Bitter Early Release differs from the regular Bitter they produce as it’s an early release beer from …

Fukushima Michinoku Red Ale by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery

Fukushima Michinoku Red Ale is a 5% amber ale from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, based in Fukushima if that wasn’t clear. It has also won a few awards in the past in the Japan Beer Cup and also the World Beer Cup back in 1998 though, thankfully the twins at Michinoku Fukushima Brewery don’t push that on their bottles. Fukushima Michinoku Red Ale …

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Fukushima Michinoku Momo no Lager by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery

Fukushima Michinoku Momo no Lager

Fukushima Michinoku Momo no Lager, or in English Fukushima Michinoku Peach Lager, is a 5% fruit beer from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery in Fukushima. It’s brewed using locally sourced peaches, a symbol Fukushima prefecture, from the area and is available all-year round in bottles or on draft form. Fukushima Michinoku Momo no Lager Aroma and Taste For some reason, when I picked this up …

Inawashiro Weizen by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Weizen

Inawashiro Weizen is one of Inawashiro Ji-Beer’s original beers first produced in 1997. It is a 4.9% German hefeweizen and can be found generally in bottled form though we have seen it on draft at Craft Beer Market Toranomon. Inawashiro Weizen is brewed using a blend of both barley malts and wheat malts to produce its distinctive flavour. (Note, even though the …

Inawashiro Brown Weizen by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Brown Weizen

Inawashiro Brown Weizen follows up from the Inawashiro Weizen here by being a dunkelweizen, or a dark weizen, style beer. It’s a seasonal beer though only released in winter and generally found in bottle form. Inawashiro Brown Weizen has an abv of 5% and a very short shelf life. The bottle I got was received at the beginning of March 2015 …

Inawashiro Rauch by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Rauch

Smoked beer, such as Inawashiro Rauch, are not a well-known style of beer in Japan, with Fujizakura Heights Rauch being the best of a small bunch so far, with that bunch totalling one. Inawashiro Rauch has been part of the Inawashiro Ji-Beer range since 1997 and is brewed using beech tips in smoking the malt. It is brewed all year round and it …

Inawashiro Pilsner by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Pilsner

Inawashiro Pilsner is one of those beers that has the appellation “ji-beer” tagged onto it. If you haven’t had the fortune to read Joe’s soapbox on that, go and read it now on his review of Abashiri Jaga Draft for a more informed discussion on it and its downfalls of being tagged onto a beer. Inawashiro Pilsner has been brewed since …

Inawashiro Golden Angel by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Golden Angel

Inawashiro Golden Angel is a cross between two different kinds of malt; a pilsner malt and a deeply roasted caramel malt to produce a “unique” twist on a Dortmunder style beer, first brewed back in 2000. It is brewed using a mixture of these malts in the brewing process to produce a 5% beer that comes in nondescript bottles. The only way …