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Chofu Beer by Hoppy Beverage Co.

Chofu Beer by Hoppy Beverage Co. / ホッピービバレッジの調布びーる

Chofu Beer is a 6% English-style pale ale from Hoppy Beverage Co. Yes, the same Hoppy that make the dubious, tax-avoiding izakaya staple of the same name. I used to drink Hoppy all the time. Wonder if my innards can still manage it. (For the uninitiated, “Hoppy” is a “beer-flavoured beverage” that’s served with a huge glass of shochu spirit …

Bay Brewing Bay Weiss by Yokohama Bay Brewing Company 

Bay Brewing Bay Weiss ベイブルーイングベイヴァイス

Bay Brewing Bay Weiss is a 5% hefeweizen from Yokohama Bay Brewing Company, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It started out life as part of their draft range and with the move to Totsuka it has meant Bay Brewing Bay Weiss is now available in bottled form. Bay Brewing Bay Weiss Aroma and Taste After drinking the Bay Brewing Pilsner, I was nervous …

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey by Yokohama Bay Brewing Company 

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey ベイブルーイングウィークエンドジャーニー

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey by 5% witbier from Yokohama Bay Brewing Company, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of a limited edition range, though it does have its own site so it’s unknown how limited Bay Brewing Weekend Journey is. Brewing Weekend Journey is inspired by the ability to spend a weekend in Yokohama and Kamakura, though with the crowds, a day is …

Yokohama Noge Beer by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Noge Beer 横浜野毛ビール

Yokohama Noge Beer is a 5% golden ale from Yokohama Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and is a celebration of the Noge area, located a stone’s throw from the brewery in Yokohama. Besides that, there isn’t much information about Yokohama Noge Beer there. Yokohama Noge Beer Aroma and Taste Yokohama Noge Beer, besides not …

Locobeer Imperial Stout by Locobeer

Locobeer Imperial Stout ロコビアインペリアルスタウト

Locobeer Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their 5th anniversary celebration range and is on sale for a limited number of bottles. Locobeer Imperial Stout was brewed in 2016 then aged for 10 months before going on sale in December 2017 – just don’t ask where the missing couple of months …

Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kujonegi by Kizakura Shuzo

Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kujonegi 京都麦酒京野菜九条ねぎ

Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kujonegi is uuuuurgh. Sorry. Let me try again. Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kujonegi is a f-uaaaarrghhh. OK. Deep breath. I can do this. Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kujonegi is a 5% vegetable beer made with green onions i think imgoingtobesick Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kujonegi Aroma and Taste onions it’s onion juice guys onions CHRIST So here’s this beer. You can see me drinking it …

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Barley Wine (2017) by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Barley Wine 湘南ビールの天狗ビール:バレルエイジバーレーワイン 2

Shonan Beer Tengu Barrel Aged Barley Wine (2017) is a 12% barrel aged barley wine from Kumazawa Brewing. It’s aged in Ichiro’s Malt whiskey barrels. This is the 2017 release of the Tengu range; the beer changes yearly, but the cool red wrapping paper does not! It also doesn’t have any indication what the beer is on the wrapping, which …

Shonan 27 Coffee Ale by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan 27 Coffee Ale 湘南27コーヒーエール

Shonan 27 Coffee Ale is a 5% spiced beer from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Kumazawa Beer did with 27 Coffee Roasters, hence the 27 part of the name, and uses freshly roasted coffee beans from 27 Coffee Roasters infused into an amber ale base. At the time of writing, Shonan 27 Coffee Ale …

TDM1874 Pale Ale by TDM1874 Brewery 

TDM1874 Pale Ale TDM1874 ペールエール

TDM1874 Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from TDM1874 Brewery, based in Yokohama, Japan. It can be found on tap and also in bottles, though the former is more common.  Two of the hops used in TDM1874 Pale Ale are Columbus, with this probably being the bittering hop, and Simcoe as one of the aroma hops. TDM1874 Pale Ale Aroma …

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Coedo Kyara India Pale Lager by Coedo Brewery

Coedo kyara コエド伽羅

Coedo Kyara is a 5.5% India Pale Lager. Coedo recently changed the recipe of this beer- or rather, they moved the name to a different beer. The old Coedo Kyara bears zero resemblance to the current incarnation. Back when we started BeerTengoku, Coedo had a funny way of marketing their beers. They were all named after a colour, and every …