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 …

Kizakura Kyoto Classic by Kizakura Beer

Kizakura Kyoto Classic

Kizakura Kyoto Classic is a 4.5% Amber ale from Kizakura Beer, based in Kyoto, Japan. It was first released in 2016, though managed to slip under the radar for most beer drinkers. Kizakura Kyoto Classic is part of Kizakura Beer’s push to expand into new markets, in particular overseas ones in Asia and the US. It’s brewed using Saaz hops and …

Nagisa Pale Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Pale Ale

Nagisa Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on draft across Japan. According to the Nagisa Beer online shopping portal, Nagisa Pale Ale is brewed with five different malts and four different hops, but unfortunately …

Hi no Tani Sour Beer by Hi no Tani Beer

Hi no Tani Sour Beer

Hi no Tani Sour Beer is a 5% sour beer from Hi no Tani Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles outside of the brewpub, and on tap there. Hi no Tani Sour Beer is brewed using a sour mashing process, a traditional method used in Germany under the famed …

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA is a 7% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of Ise Kadoya’s 20th anniversary limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Like many of their other beers released in 2017, Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA is a collaborative effort, this time …

Nagisa Golden Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Golden Ale

Nagisa Golden Ale is a 5% golden ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal line up, and Nagisa Golden Ale can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. It’s brewed with no adjuncts at all, and thus is sold as a an “100% beer”, and was supposedly the second beer …