Doppo White Chocolate by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo White Chocolate

Doppo White Chocolate is Miyashita Shuzo’s effort for Christmas festivities and is a 5% golden ale that is on sale all year round it seems, alongside its Valentine’s cousin, Doppo Chocolate Beer. It is made with cocoa extract and orange peel in the mash to bring out the chocolate flavour though why it isn’t advertised for White Day is lost on …

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Iwate Kura Golden Ale by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Golden Ale

Iwate Kura Golden Ale, also known as Iwate Kura Kinirudo which means golden hall, is a summer seasonal beer from Sekinoichi Shuzo that has an abv of 5% and is brewed using European hops. It’s usually on sale from mid-May and can be found in both bottled and draught form. The golden hall on Iwate Kura Golden Ale refers to the …

Brimmer California Spring Ale by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer California Spring Ale

Brimmer California Spring Ale is Brimmer Brewing’s most recent specialty beer. It’s a 5.5% Golden Ale, and I was given it by Rob who got it from Deguchiya. I personally haven’t been able to find a shop that stocks Brimmer west of Yokohama, despite looking in almost FIVE shops. Fortunately I have my own beer fixer who can get it …

Miyajima Caramel Blonde by Miyajima Beer

Miyajima Caramal Blonde 宮島キャラメルブロンド

Miyajima Caramel Blonde came recommended to us from a reader on Twitter who pointed out that we had forgotten to include Miyajima Beer on our Craft Beer Map of Japan (Check it out – it’s great!). Miyajima Caramel Blonde is a 4.5% golden ale that is brewed all year round and is based on a traditional recipe from Cologne, Germany. Moreover, it is …

Minamishinshu Golden Ale by Minamishinshu Beer Company

Minamishinshu Golden Ale

Minamishinshu Beer Company is fast becoming one of our favourite breweries in Japan and Minamishinshu Golden Ale is one of their flagship beers. It’s a 5% golden / blond ale from the depths of Nagano and is brewed using fresh snow water from the Northern Alps. Not those alps in Europe but the alps that extend through Nagano up to Niigata. Besides that, …

Shonan Beer Golden Ale by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Golden Ale

Shonan Beer Golden Ale is a 5% top fermented beer that is available all year round though the bottles can only be bought at Kumazawa Brewing’s restaurants and bars it seems. It is usually found in the regular Shonan Beer style of labelling though I couldn’t resist buying this one and walking around Fujisawa with it in the side compartment of …

Brimmer Golden Ale by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Golden Ale

Here at BeerTengoku, we love us some draft beers but once in a while, we’d love those draft beers to come in bottles so we can drink at home. Brimmer Golden Ale is one of those beers that we want and we got one. It is a golden ale that has been nominated as Brimmer’s session ale and at 5.5%, Brimmer Golden Ale …

Tokyo Station 100 Year Golden Ale by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Tokyo Station 100 Year Golden Ale

Tokyo Station 100 Year Golden Ale is another beer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tokyo station, along with the lager (reviewed here). Tokyo Station 100 Year Golden Ale is brewed by Oh! La! Ho Beer; however, the only difference between the regular Tokyo Station beer and this one is the label.   Tokyo Station 100 Year Golden Ale Aroma and …

Hitachino Nest Nipponia by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Nipponia

Hitachino Nest Nipponia was one of the first beers on the Japanese craft beer market to use domestic hops and barley; the Sorachi Ace and Kaneko Golden respectively. First brewed in 2009, Hitachino Nest Nipponia was exclusively top-fermented; however, since summer 2011, it has been bottom fermented instead. It is a cross between a golden ale and a blond ale. …

Baird Joie de Vivre Golden Ale by Baird Beer

Joie de vivre golden ale

Life! So joyous! So wow! BAird Joie de Vivre Golden Ale by Baird Beer is a statement of declaration. No longer must you celebrate life alone, now you can celebrate it with style with beer, with craft beer for crying out loud! Joie de Vivre Golden Ale is part of Baird Beer’s seasonal beers, which is usually found on tap from 8th July, …