Shonan 27 Coffee Ale by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan 27 Coffee Ale 湘南27コーヒーエール

Shonan 27 Coffee Ale is a 5% spiced beer from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Kumazawa Beer did with 27 Coffee Roasters, hence the 27 part of the name, and uses freshly roasted coffee beans from 27 Coffee Roasters infused into an amber ale base. At the time of writing, Shonan 27 Coffee Ale …

TDM1874 Pale Ale by TDM1874 Brewery 

TDM1874 Pale Ale TDM1874 ペールエール

TDM1874 Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from TDM1874 Brewery, based in Yokohama, Japan. It can be found on tap and also in bottles, though the former is more common.  Two of the hops used in TDM1874 Pale Ale are Columbus, with this probably being the bittering hop, and Simcoe as one of the aroma hops. TDM1874 Pale Ale Aroma …

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 …