Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki is an 8% NE IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative brew they did with Culmination Brewing, an American brewery based in Portland, Oregon. It originally came out in June 2017; however, do to its popularity, Ise Kadoya have brewed again it for distribution on tap across Japan. It’s unknown …

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy's IPA

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a 2017 collaboration brew with Mondo Brewing, a London based brewery that has connections with Japan as the head brewer, Tom, lived in Japan before starting Mondo Brewing. At the time of writing, Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA is a limited …

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Minoh Bloom by Minoh Beer

Minoh Bloom

Minoh Bloom is a 5.5% golden ale. It’s part of Minoh’s seasonal lineup, and is made with five different varieties of hop. At the time of writing it seems to be out of season, so check the link at the bottom of the review for current availability. Minoh Beer, along with Tamamura Honten, are one of my favourite breweries in …

Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter by Hi no Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Valentine's Porter

Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter is a 5% porter from Hi no Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though why it’s so late after Valentine’s day is anyone’s guess.I drank Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter in 30c heat after the recent Osaka …

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. The beer is part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The coffee beans used in Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale are the same ones that were used in the G7 Summit …

Kizakura Lucky Dog by Kizakura Brewery

Kizakura Lucky Dog

Kizakura Lucky Dog is a 5% pale ale from Kizakura Brewery. It’s unfiltered and made with rice and Cascade hops. Kizakura Lucky Dog Aroma and Taste The second of the Kizakura Lucky beers I found, I hadn’t checked what type of beer it was before I opened it (I like to live dangerously). Before pouring I got a whiff of …

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Kizakura Lucky Cat by Kizakura Brewery

Kizakura Lucky Cat

Kizakura Lucky Cat is a 5% White Ale from Kizakura Brewery. It’s made with yuzu (citron) and sansho, which is a species of Sichuan pepper. Sansho has a pungent, tangy flavour and is usually used as a condiment for pork dishes. The combination of yuzu and sansho is many Japanese brewers’ version of the usual white ale ingredients- orange peel …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus, or to give it its proper name of Ise Kadoya Hanakin Shitorasu, is a 5% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Hanakin seasonal range of beers, with this one being their spring contribution. With this effort, Ise Kadoya swapped over the yeast and used yeast harvested from carnation flowers – …

Minoh Dark Lager by Minoh Beer

Minoh Dark Lager

Minoh Dark Lager, or this version named Minoh Papa Zaru No Lager (Daddy monkey’s lager), is a 5% Vienna lager, brewed by Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. Minoh Dark Lager used to be part of their seasonal range and from 2016, it made a reappearance as part of Minoh’s Zaru range of beers, which are dedicated to the monkeys that …

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale is a 6% something kind of beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. Why is it a “something” kind of beer? Well after doing some research into Ise Kadoya Maria Ale, it’s been labelled …