Nihonkai IBA by Nihonkai Beer Club

Nihonkai IBA

Nihonkai IBA is a 7% American brown ale / India pale ale from Nihonkai Beer Club, based Hosu, Ishikawa. It’s part of their draft only range of beers and can be found across Japan, though it has been seen only rarely in bottles. The hop used in the beer for aroma is Cascade but not much else is known about Nihonkai …

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager by Nihonkai Beer Club

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager

Nihonkai Club Dark Lager is a 5% Czech-style dark lager, sometimes referred to as a dunkel or a tmavý style beer from Nihonkai Beer Club, based in Ishikawa, Japan. Nihonkai Club Dark Lager is part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, with this review coming from the draft version. It is …

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Nihonkai Club Pilsner by Nihonkai Club

Craft Beer Market Koenji Nihonkai Pilsner

Nihonkai Club Pilsner is a 5% Czech pilsner from Nihonkai Club, based in Ishikawa, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles as well as on tap with both versions being non-filtered. It’s brewed using imported Saaz hops from the Czech Republic and has also won silver medal at the International Beer …

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Pale Ale by Hakusan Waku Waku Beer

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Pale Ale

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Pale Ale seems to have slipped under my reviewing radar – perhaps due to so many beers on the go. Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale beer from Hakusan Waku Waku Beer, based in Ishikawa. It’s available in both bottles and cans, though the cans are pretty pricey, at about ¥450 yen, compared to other Japanese …

Gran Agri Weizen by Waku Waku Farm

Gran Agri Weizen

So JR opened a new shinkansen line, from Tokyo to Kanazawa, and in turn, we get a new craft beer in New Days stores in the form of Gran Agri Weizen. It’s a 5% hefeweizen brewed using a new variety of wheat from Komatsu Industries based in Ishikawa and barley from the “six-row variety”. Gran Agri Weizen Aroma and Taste …