Daisen G Weizen by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Weizen

Daisen G Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s also an award-winning beer, having won a couple of medals at the International Beer Competition, which we’re not too sure of what it …

Donryu Chroa Taboo Guilty White by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Chroa Taboo White

Donryu Chroa Taboo Guilty White is a 5% German hefeweizen from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their new Chroa series, first released in 2017, and can be found in both bottles and, on occasion, on draft as well. Donryu Chroa Taboo White is brewed with predominantly wheat malt as the main base malt, with over 50% of …

Tazawako Komachi Weiss by Tazawako Beer 

Tazawako Komachi Weiss

Tazawako Komachi Weiss is a 5% German hefeweizen, brewed by Tazawako Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Autumn onwards, usually around from the beginning of October. Tazawako Komachi Weiss, or as it says on the label weißbier (weissbier), is brewed with 100% of the …

Iwate Kura Weizen by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Weizen / いわて蔵ヴァイツェン

Iwate Kura Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen. Based on a South German recipe, this was the first Japanese craft beer to win a gold medal at the Monde Selection Awards in 1998. I’ll be honest, these old beers are really hard to write decent articles for. There’s not really much to say about them, they’ve usually won awards decades ago, …

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss

Daisen G Kohaku Weiss is a 5.5% German hefeweizen from Kumezakura Daisen Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup, and can be found in both bottle and on tap. The name Kohaku, which means amber in English, is used to differentiate this from their regular weizen. Even though it has the word “kohaku” in its name, Daisen …

Doppo White Beer for Oyster by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo White Beer for Oyster

Doppo White Beer for Oyster (what a catchy name!) is a 5% German hefeweizen from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s available all-year round, primarily in bottles, though we have seen it on tap across Kanto. Rather than being a beer that has been specially designed for local oysters, the brewers took a recipe from Germany and have used speciality …

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Baeren Summer Weizen by Baeren 

Baeren Summer Weizen

Baeren Summer Weizen is a 5% German Hefeweizen brewed by Baeren, in Iwate, Japan. Confusingly, Baeren also make a winter weizen but it seems this is the summer version of it that can still be found throughout Japan. Baeren Summer Weizen differs from the Baeren Winter Weizen in that the flavours are softer to accommodate the searing heat that is face by those …

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 …

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen by Taniai Kogen Beer 

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen

Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. If you hadn’t guessed from the name, Tainai Kogen Citra Weizen uses Citra hops for bittering and flavouring, rather than your usual Tettnanger or Hallertau hops which …

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Mojiko Retro Weizen by Mojiko Retro Beer

Mojiko Retro Weizen

Mojiko Retro Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from Mojiko Retro Beer, based in Fukuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Mojiko Retro Weizen marks Mojiko Retro Beer’s first appearance on BeerTengoku – not for want of trying but just trying to find their beers in Kanto is …