Awaji Rice Pilsner by Awaji Beer 

Awaji Rice Pilsner 淡路米仕込みピルスナー

Awaji Rice Pilsner is a 3.5% rice beer from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Awaji Rice Pilsner is brewed using a local strain of rice known as “Kinuhikari” and the beer also won gold at the Asia Beer Cup in 2017. …

Awaji Shima Lemon by Awaji Beer

Awaji Shima Lemon あわじ島レモン

Awaji Shima Lemon is a 4.5% fruit beer from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer that uses locally sourced lemons and a weizen base. Awaji Shima Lemon Aroma and Taste Awaji Shima Lemon poured out a hazy golden colour with a minute amount of frothy white head. What head there was faded …

Awaji Pilsner by Awaji Beer

Awaji Pilsner あわじピルスナー

Awaji Pilsner is a 5% pilsner from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Unlike other breweries in Japan, Awaji Beer didn’t start out with a pilsner, with this beer not being brewed till much later on. Awaji Pilsner Aroma and …

Awaji Weizen by Awaji Beer

Awaji Weizen あわじヴァイツェン

Awaji Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in some places across Japan. It’s brewed using two kinds of hops, though which ones are unknown. Awaji Weizen Aroma and Taste Worryingly, Awaji Weizen poured out with a limp white …

Awaji Beer Information

Awaji Beer is a Japanese brewery located in Hyogo, Japan. They have been brewing beer since April 1998, starting out with kölsch and alt style beers and didn’t make their first pilsner until 2010 – a rarity in Japanese brewing. Since then, they have expanded their range to six beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap …

Osaka Bay Blues by Konishi Brewing

Osaka Bay Blues

Osaka Bay Blues is a 5% witbier from Konishi Brewing, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s brewed as part of their regular limited edition line-up, though there doesn’t seem to be any restriction on it. Osaka Bay Blues is brewed with orange and coriander and can be found across Japan in bottles, though we’ve heard that it will see a draft …

Bakumatsu no Beer Koumin Bakushu by Konishi Brewing

Bakumatsu no Beer Koumin Bakushu

Bakumatsu no Beer Koumin Bakushu is a 4.5% Ye Olde Beere Drynnk (Seriously, don’t know what type of beer this is. Saison maybe?) by Konishi Brewing. Bakumatsu no Beer Koumin Bakushu is named for Koumin Kawamoto, a 19th century scholar of Dutch studies (the first year of which, I presume, involves memorising the words “cheese”, “windmill” and “flat”), who first tried beer aboard Commodore …

Rokko Porter by Rokko Craft Brewery

Rokko Porter

Rokko Porter is a 5% porter beer from Rokko Craft Brewery that is based on the traditional London style porters found from the 18th and 19th century. It is an award-winning beer having won gold at the 2012 Japan Asia Beer Cup. Rokko Porter can be found in both bottled form and on tap at the Rokko Craft Brewery restaurants in the Kobe …

Konishi Chocola Premium by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Chocola Premium

Chocolate. Beer. Let that sink in for a minute. Your usual chocolate beer is brewed with chocolate malts though Konishi Chocola Premium is brewed with pure Belgian chocolate and cocoa. Now, let that sink in. Someone is dumping Belgian chocolate in this beer along with cocoa powder. So technically, this is a full on happo-shu, even the label on the side …

Konishi Howaka by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Howaka

Konishi Howaka is a funny beer. Not one that will make you laugh but another Japanese take on a foreign classic, this time being a Belgian witbier with Japanese rice added to it. Yamadanishiki rice is added to the mash and is also lower in alcohol content than regular beers, packing in a massive 3.0%, so people who aren’t tolerant to …