Awaji Rice Pilsner by Awaji Beer 

Awaji Rice Pilsner 淡路米仕込みピルスナー

Awaji Rice Pilsner is a 3.5% rice beer from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Awaji Rice Pilsner is brewed using a local strain of rice known as “Kinuhikari” and the beer also won gold at the Asia Beer Cup in 2017. …

Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA is a 6% IPA from Ise Kadoya Brewery. It’s brewed using Polaris and Citra hops, imported from the USA. Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA Aroma and Taste Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA pours out a slightly hazy straw colour with a centimetre of bubbles. So far, so IPA. But whatever you do, don’t stand downwind of this one. …

Nagisa American Wheat by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa American Wheat ナギサアメリカンウィート

Nagisa American Wheat is a 5% wheat ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Nagisa American Wheat is brewed using 50% wheat and 50% barley, as well as imported Czech Saaz hops. Nagisa American Wheat Aroma and Taste Nagisa American Wheat …

Minoh Seasonable Bitter by Minoh Beer

Minoh Seasonable Bitter is a 4% Bitter from Minoh Beer. It’s part of their limited Seasonable range. Remember the last time I had a Minoh Seasonable and almost died of an allergic reaction? How the HELL am I allowing this into my temple-like body (huge, pointy, made of wood) yet again? Well, it’s not the same beer as last time. …

Awaji Shima Lemon by Awaji Beer

Awaji Shima Lemon あわじ島レモン

Awaji Shima Lemon is a 4.5% fruit beer from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer that uses locally sourced lemons and a weizen base. Awaji Shima Lemon Aroma and Taste Awaji Shima Lemon poured out a hazy golden colour with a minute amount of frothy white head. What head there was faded …

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge by Nishijin Ale Project

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge 西陣エール柚子無碍

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge is a 6% fruit beer from Nishijin Ale Project based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their all year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using an English IPA base and then has yuzu added to it during the secondary fermentation stages. Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge Aroma and Taste …

Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin 京都醸造一意専心

Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin is a 6.5% Belgian IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using Pilsner Malt, Maris Otter, Malted Wheat and uses Warrior, Chinook, Styrian Goldings, Willamette, and Centennial hops with Belgian Ardennes yeast. Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin Aroma …

Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale 伊勢角屋ローズレッドエール

Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale is a 5% red ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale continues with the hanakin series, with this one having yeast harvested from roses included during the brewing process. At the time …

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy 伊勢角屋いつものIPA ギャラクシー

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya based in Mie, Japan. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy is a one off or not, but it can be found both bottles and on tap across Japan. Ise Kadoya have stated though that he Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA series is going to …

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA 伊勢角屋たんぽぽゴールドIPA

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their hanakin, yeast harvested from local flowers (got to be a catchier name than that in English!), series with this one using yeast harvested from tanpopo, or dandelions. While it is an American IPA, Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA has an …