Brimmer Session IPA by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Session IPA

Brimmer Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer, under the speciality banner, and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Summer onwards. It was first released in 2016 though whether it will appear again is unknown at the time of writing. …

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale by Hakone Beer

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale is a 5.5% English pale ale from Hakone Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range of beers, on sale from the beginning of March until stocks sell out, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across the Kanto area. It’s also won a couple of awards at the Asia …

Nide Gyaru Blonde by Brimmer Brewing 

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Nide Gyaru Blonde is a 5% blonde ale from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their contract range for Good Beer Faucets and as such, it’s one of the many in-house beers that can be found at the Shibuya branch. Not much is known about how Nide Gyaru Blonde is made but let me tell you this – …

Hakone Odawara Lemon by Hakone Beer

Hakone Odawara Lemon

Hakone Odawara Lemon is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hakone Beer, based in Hakone, Japan. It’s part of their late spring / early summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles, though that was limited to 3000, and on tap primarily across the Kanto area. Hakone Odawara Lemon is brewed using locally sourced lemons from Odawara – the main …

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Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA

Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA is a 6.5% IPA from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of the New England IPA craze that seems to have made some in-roads in Japan and was first on sale at the end of April 2017. Compared to the Sankt Gallen Yokohama XPA, Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA uses three times as many …

Kazekami Porter by Kamikaze Bakushu 

Kazekami Porter

Kazekami Porter is an 8% porter from Kazekami Bakushu, based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. It’s part of their bottled only range, and we’re yet to come across it on tap. It’s also technically a happoshu as Kazekami Porter is brewed with cloves and something called リンデン, or rinden, in Japanese. In English, this is known as the Tilia europaea also called the Common Lime, that bears …

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose

Shonan Beer Gose is a 4.5% gose from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative effort with Burnside Brewing Company, based in Oregon, USA, who hosted Takashi Tsutsui, who went over towards the middle of 2016 to brew this beer. This gose was kettle soured with Burnside’s house lactobacillus and has a delicate floral presence of Sakura which have …

Sagami Pale Ale by Koganei Shuzo

Sagami Pale Ale

Sagami Pale Ale is a 4.5% American style pale ale from Koganei Shuzo, who are better known as Sagami Beer. The original Sagami Pale Ale featured a different water profile before the usage of locally sourced water from the Tanzawa mountain range. It is always brewed exclusively with American Cascade hops too. Sagami Pale Ale Aroma and Taste I have to admit …

Kazekami Belgian IPA by Kazekami Bakushu

Kazekami Belgian IPA

Kazekami Belgian IPA is a 7% Belgian IPA from Kazekami Bakushu, based in Kawasaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round bottle range of beers though there isn’t much information about it out there. Unlike the Porter, this contains no spices or funky flowers, though it does have some grape juice added, and is thus classified as a happoshu beer, …

Yokohama YABAcious IPA by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama YABAcious IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It was part of their entry into the 2017 Japan Brewers’ Cup, held in Yokohama, and since then, can be found on tap across Japan. There has been some change in the brewers, with Gojo-san moving on, so does Yokohama YABAcious IPA indicate a new direction …