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Baeren Hana Beer by Baeren

Baeren Hana Beer

Baeren Hana Beer is a 5.5% pilsner from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of a colloboration effort they did with Light Up Nippon, geared towards getting people to remember the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred in March 11th, 2011 by creating a massive firework festival for people all over Japan to come and watch. As such, ¥60 from every bottle of Baeren …

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Sakura Hayama Lager by Sakura Brewery 

Sakura Hayama Lager

Sakura Hayama Lager is a 5% pilsner from Sakura Brewery, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round line up and can be bound in both bottles and on tap across Japan. To get around the happoshu beer licensing laws, Sakura Hayama contains 98% malts with adjuncts such as coriander being used to ensure that Sakura Hayama Lager comes in under …

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Baeren Summer Weizen by Baeren 

Baeren Summer Weizen

Baeren Summer Weizen is a 5% German Hefeweizen brewed by Baeren, in Iwate, Japan. Confusingly, Baeren also make a winter weizen but it seems this is the summer version of it that can still be found throughout Japan. Baeren Summer Weizen differs from the Baeren Winter Weizen in that the flavours are softer to accommodate the searing heat that is face by those …

Baeren Rye by Baeren Beer

Baeren Rye

Baeren Rye is a 5.5 rye beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found on sale from March onwards until stocks last. Baeren Rye uses imported German rye for the beer though we’re unsure about how much rye goes towards the malt bill. Baeren Rye Aroma and Taste Baeren Rye poured out …

Baeren Colonia by Baeren

Baeren Colonia

Baeren Colonia is a 5% kölsch from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their annual limited edition release to celebrate the anniversary of their brewery, with this 2016 edition being the 13th Anniversary of their brewery. At the time of writing, Baeren Colonia can be found in bottles and on tap, though as it’s a limited edition, it is …

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 …