Ise Kadoya Happy Hop IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed with a variety different kind of hops, with Simcoe and Citra being two traditional IPA hops used, along with the two “new” hops …

Ise Kadoya The Force IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya The Force IPA

Ise Kadoya The Force IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2017. Ise Kadoya The Force IPA is brewed using Citra, Equinox, and also Mosaic hops, with Ise Kadoya using the new equipment installed towards the end of 2016 to brew this as …

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed with imported Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe hops from the USA. It was first released in 2015 and …

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter is an 8% spiced porter from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range of beers and was first released in 2016, as a push towards the Valentine’s market. Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter is brewed with orange peel, cacao powder, and also cardamom, which happens to be the world’s third most expensive spice, …

Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon

Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon is a 4% American pale ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, released in bottles and on tap, this time with Transporter magazine, who have collaborated with Oh! La! Ho! and also Far Yeast Brewing Company in the past. Ise Kadoya Golden Dragon came about after a meeting where Transporter magazine were …

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA Bottle

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in November 2016. Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA, which is also known as Ise Kadoya Up² IPA, was brewed in collaboration with Uetake-san, famed ex-brewer from Coedo and currently brewing at Ushitora Brewery …

Minoh Godfather 5 by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 5

Minoh Godfather 5 is a 5% amber lager from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their annual effort in the Masaji Beer Project, run in colloboration with other breweries in Japan. Minoh Godfather 5, if the name isn’t a giveaway, is the fifth effort in the series and is sold in both bottles and on tap across …

Kyoto Nagoriyuki by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Nagoriyuki

Kyoto Nagoriyuki is a 4.9% hefeweizen from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. Confusingly, it’s part of their year round line up, but also a limited release, so I’m guessing, once they have made a batch of it, no more of it will be made for the year. Perhaps? Nagoriyuki roughly translates into “lingering snow” – the kind of …

Minoh Bosuzaru IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Bosuzaru IPA

Minoh Bosuzaru IPA is a 6% black IPA, sometimes called a Cascadian IPA, from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of the three monkey beers with Minoh Kozaru IPA and Minoh Osaru IPA, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The Bosuzaru refers to the term of the alpha male, or the …

Hi no Tani Ninja by Hi No Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Ninja

Hi no Tani Ninja is a 5% dunkel beer from Hi No Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie prefecture. It is part of their all year round range of beers and is brewed using ancient brewer’s rice and also black rice from Iga. The Ninja part of the name stems from the blackness of the rice used in brewing and as such, …