Baeren Apple Lager by Baeren

Baeren Apple Lager

Baeren Apple Lager is a 5% fruit beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Baeren Apple Lager is brewed using locally sourced Iwate apples of the Sansa variety. A little known fact is Iwate is the third largest producer of …

Baeren Alt by Baeren

Baeren Alt

Baeren Alt is a 5% altbier from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Baeren Alt is brewed to a traditional recipe from Dusseldorf in Germany. Baeren Alt Aroma and Taste Baeren Alt poured out a hazy copper colour with some sediment at the …

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Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale

Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range though which season that is is unknown as the Seiyu supermarket in Japan have an exclusive deal with Ginga Kogen Beer to sell it in cans. Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale is brewed using exclusively American …

Baeren Yamada Beer by Baeren

Baeren Yamado Beer

Baeren Yamada Beer is a 5.5% alt style beer from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. The full name is Baeren Iwate-ken Yamado-cho Orando-shima beer. It’s part of the Baeren limited edition range and is Baeren’s effort to support the area that was damaged by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Yamada-cho, or Yamada town in English, is located near the brewery and the staff …

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Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout

Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout is a 5% stout from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though it is firmly advertised as a beer for Valentine’s Day and as such, it can be found on sale from January onwards, until stocks run out. Unlike other chocolate stouts that may use flavouring or chocolate bars, Iwate …

Baeren Iwate Wit by Baeren 

Baeren Iwate Wit

Baeren Iwate Wit is a 4.5% witbier, or Belgian white ale as they call it, from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. The name stems from the fact that locally sourced wheat, known as nambu komugi, is used during brewing and …

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Baeren Winter Weizen by Baeren

Baeren Winter Weizen

Baeren make a couple of different weizens: the Baeren Summer Weizen and this the Baeren Winter Weizen. Baeren have produced a 5% German hefeweizen that is winter because of the label on the bottle and some bolder flavours according to the Baeren lineup on their website. It is on sale from November onwards and can be found in both bottles …

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume by Sekinoichi Shuzo.

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume is a 5% wheat / fruit beer from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. The “yume” part of the name doesn’t meant dream, but is rather a portmanteau, coming from two of its adjuncts yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, and ume, being Japanese plums, which are highly valued for both making umeshu (plums steeped in …

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Kolsch

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate. It was once part of their summer range a few years back and reemerged in the June 2016, in both canned and draft form. It’s brewed to a traditional Cologne style recipe though besides that, not much else is know about this beer. Ginga Kogen …

Iwate Kura Arigatou Pale Ale by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Shunensai Original

Iwate Kura Arigatou Pale Ale is a 4% American pale ale from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It was first released in February 2016 as part of their limited edition ranged and can also be found under the Iwate Kura Shunensei Original name as well. At the time of writing, there is no idea whether this will become part of the all-year round …