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 …

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 …