Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA By Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA 常陸野ネストビール ブリューベースイージーライドIPA

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is a 6% American IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Daytona and Transporter (both Japanese magazines) with the former being about motorcycles (alcohol and vehicles being a big nono in Japan) and the latter being a beer magazine. Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is brewed with freshly pressed coconut …

Nasu Kogen Nine Tailed Fox (2017) by Nasu Kohgen Beer

Nasu Kogen Nine Tailed Fox is an 11% barley wine from Nasu Kohgen Beer. It’s billed as a “Vintage Beer”, has a whopping TWENTY FIVE year expiration date and comes in a ceramic bottle nestled in wood shavings in a wooden box. Proper fancy. Nasu Kogen Nine Tailed Fox has kind of a mythical reputation in the world of Japanese …

Hakone Yuzu no Kahori by Hakone Beer

Hakone Yuzu no Kahori is a limited seasonal beer from Hakone Beer. It’s a 4.5% fruit ale made with yuzu. Hakone Yuzu no Kahori Aroma and Taste Hakone Yuzu no Kahori pours out pale and slightly hazy with a centimetre of bright white foam. As you would expect, there’s a strong yuzu juice nose which basically dominates everything it’s added …

Meguro Black Lager by Meisterbrau

Meguro Black Lager 目黒ブラックラガー

Meguro Black Lager is a 5% schwarzbier from Meisterbrau, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round bottle range and that’s all we could find out about it. Meguro Black Lager Aroma and Taste Meguro Black Lager poured out a pitch black colour with a large frothy white head on top that lingered throughout drinking. There was a …

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA サンクトガーレンマンゴーIPA

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA is a 6% fruit beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and was first released in April 2018 for the opening of Bakery & Beer Butchers in Atsugi. It uses the Sankt Gallen Golden Ale as a base, with 1.3 times the amount of malt and 6.75 times the amount of …

Kobushi Hana Belgian White by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Belgian White こぶしはなベルギー・ホワイト

Kobushi Hana Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Kobushi Hana, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Autumn onwards. Kobushi Hana Belgian White is also Kobushi Hana’s winningest beer, having taken more than five awards across Asia. Like most witbiers, it is brewed using coriander and …

Hakone Kazamatsuri Stout by Hakone Beer

Hakone Kazamatsuri stout 箱根風祭スタウト

Hakone Kazamatsuri Stout is a 7.5% stout from Hakone Beer in Hakone, Kanagawa. It’s their winter seasonal, and is named after Kazamatsuri, the area in Hakone where the brewery is located. FULL DISCLOSURE If you have any experience with Hakone Beer, erm, beers, you’ll know that their best-before dates are an astonishing two weeks after production. That used to be understandable when …

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Uraniwa Invader Easy Hop Cream Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

The latest in the series of Yo-Ho’s frog beers, Uraniwa Invader Easy Hop Cream Ale is a 5% cream ale made with HBC 431 hops, barley malt and wheat malt. Like the previous entry in this series, Midnight Seijin, it’s a limited time, limited location release. It’s only available from Lawson and Natural Lawson convenience stores while stocks last. It’s …

Yokosuka Beer Review Roundup

Yokosuka Beer Lineup

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Yokosuka Beer. Yokosuka Dobuita Happy Ale Details ABV: 5.4% IBU: 30 Style: American Pale Ale Yokosuka Dobuita Happy Ale Mini Review Appearance: Came up with a deep orange copper body and a large frothy head on top. Head quickly faded …

Songbird Imperial Stout By Brewery Songbird

Songbird Imperial Stout ソングバードインペリアルスタウト

Songbird Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and is brewed using “spices”. Brewery Songbird styled this on an English imperial stout in previous years but used Belgian yeast to ferment this 2017 / 2018 version. Songbird Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste This is the third time I’ve …