Gassan Pilsner by Gassan Beer

Gassan Pilsner

Gassan Pilsner is a 5% pilsner from Gassan Beer, based in Yamagata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round offerings and can be found in both bottles and on tap at several locations in Yamagata. It’s brewed using locally sourced water from an aquifer 10m underground Mount Gassan and unlike many other touristy beers, Gassan Pilsner is classified as a beer, …

Umenishiki Pilsner by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Pilsner

Umenishiki Pilsner is a 5.5% German style pilsner from Umenishiki Yamakawa, based in Ehime prefecture. It’s brewed using imported Czech malts with Bayern malts and along with hops from Germany. Umenishiki Pilsner is part of their all-year round range of beers and at the time of writing, can be found in both bottles and on tap. It has also won international and domestic …

Hideji Taiyo Lager by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Taiyo Lager

Hideji Taiyo Lager is a 5% German pilsner from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Kyushu. It was once part of their seasonal range but joined their all-year round up in 2015. The name comes from the act of staring over the Miyazaki sea with a pilsner in hand over a clear day – well, that is what is hinted at. …

Hideji Hokura Kinnama by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Hokura Kinnama

Hideji Hokura Kinnama is a 5% German pilsner from Miyazaki Hideji Beer that is part of their Autumn line up of craft beer. It’s brewed using locally sourced Miyazaki barley, known as hokura kinsei, thus given the beer its hokura kinnama part of the name. It’s on sale from the beginning of September onwards and can be found in both bottles …

Bayern Meister Prinz by Bayern Meister Bier

Bayern Meister Prinz

Bayern Meister Prinz is a 5% German style pilsner from Bayern Meister Bier, based in Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka. The name stems from prinz being a portmanteau of premium and pilsners. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and can be found in bottles and, though rare, on tap as well. Bayern Meister Prinz is brewed using imported …

Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager by Outsider Brewing

Hops and Herbs Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager

Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager is a 6% pilsner from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi and is part of their year-round range of beers. It’s brewed using German grown Tettnanger hops for aroma and at the time of writing can only be found on draft only, with no plans for bottling either. Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager Aroma and Taste During our recent …

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Tama no Megumi Pilsner by Ishikawa Brewery

Tama no Megumi Pilsner

Tama no Megumi Pilsner could be considered THE original beer from Ishikawa Brewery as it’s a bottle-fermented German style pilsner based on the same recipe that the brewery first used back in 1888. It’s got an abv of 5% and is available in large 500ml bottles only – never a bad thing though surprising for a Japanese pilsner. Tama no Megumi Pilsner is also …