Johana Beer Information

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Johana Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Nanto city, Toyama, Japan. The brewery opened in 2001, though under rather an auspicious background not in brewing, but in the steel manufacturing business. Chief brewer Yamamoto Masaru, along with his father, went for the happoshu license, which allows them to make smaller quantities of beer, though with the minor addition of …

Johana Kagayaki Wheat Seven by Johana Beer

Johana Kagayaki Wheat Seven

Johana Kagayaki Wheat Seven is an American IPA from Johana Beer that packs in the abv at 7% and also the IBU at around 70 units. It was originally brewed to celebrate the opening of the Shinkansen line through to Toyama. Johana Kagayaki Wheat Seven is also brewed using locally sourced wheat known as the number 10 brand, though I’m not …

Johana Masaji the Great! Ore no Aji by Johana Beer

Johana Masaji the Great! Ore no Aji

Johana Masaji the Great! Ore no Aji is a beer brewed annually as part of the Masaji Beer Project, an annual celebration to the life of Masaji. The 2015 version is the second time that it has been brewed and Johana Masaji the Great! Ore no Aji is a 6% IPA beer. We tried to get it on tap once at Craft …

Hakama IPA by Johana Beer

Hakama IPA

Hakama IPA, also known as Johana IPA, is brewed on from an American IPA recipe by Johana Beer.  Besides that, not much else is known about this beer at the time of writing. There is a distinct lack of information on the brewery homepage about it, but it’s Japanese and it’s a craft beer, so drink it we must. Hakama IPA …