Kazekami Porter by Kamikaze Bakushu 

Kazekami Porter

Kazekami Porter is an 8% porter from Kazekami Bakushu, based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. It’s part of their bottled only range, and we’re yet to come across it on tap. It’s also technically a happoshu as Kazekami Porter is brewed with cloves and something called リンデン, or rinden, in Japanese. In English, this is known as the Tilia europaea also called the Common Lime, that bears …

Preston Pale Ale by Preston Ale 

Preston Pale Ale

Preston Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Besides a lack of information about Preston Pale Ale, there is the obligatory awards it has won as Asia’s best pale ale in 2010 …

Ushitora Ultra Juicy by Ushitora Brewing

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Ushitora Ultra Juicy is a 6% American weisse from Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi, Japan. Like many of their other beers, Ushitora Ultra Juicy takes the batch number so it’s unknown whether it has been made before and is an evolution or whether it’s a new batch of beer from them. However, we do know that Ushitora Ultra Juicy is part of their limited …

Preston Irish Ale by Preston Ale

Preston Irish Ale

Preston Irish Ale is a 5% stout beer from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations. Like many other of the Preston Ale range of beers, Preston Irish Ale has also won some awards including, most prestigiously, the World Beer Award for …

Donryu Dream Pale Ale by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Dream Pale Ale

Donryu Dream Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of the all-year round range of beer from Donryu Dream Beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It has also won a silver award at the Asia Beer World Cup in 2014 and Bronze at the International Beer Cup in …

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose

Shonan Beer Gose is a 4.5% gose from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative effort with Burnside Brewing Company, based in Oregon, USA, who hosted Takashi Tsutsui, who went over towards the middle of 2016 to brew this beer. This gose was kettle soured with Burnside’s house lactobacillus and has a delicate floral presence of Sakura which have …

Sagami Pale Ale by Koganei Shuzo

Sagami Pale Ale

Sagami Pale Ale is a 4.5% American style pale ale from Koganei Shuzo, who are better known as Sagami Beer. The original Sagami Pale Ale featured a different water profile before the usage of locally sourced water from the Tanzawa mountain range. It is always brewed exclusively with American Cascade hops too. Sagami Pale Ale Aroma and Taste I have to admit …

Kazekami Belgian IPA by Kazekami Bakushu

Kazekami Belgian IPA

Kazekami Belgian IPA is a 7% Belgian IPA from Kazekami Bakushu, based in Kawasaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round bottle range of beers though there isn’t much information about it out there. Unlike the Porter, this contains no spices or funky flowers, though it does have some grape juice added, and is thus classified as a happoshu beer, …

Yokohama YABAcious IPA by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama YABAcious IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It was part of their entry into the 2017 Japan Brewers’ Cup, held in Yokohama, and since then, can be found on tap across Japan. There has been some change in the brewers, with Gojo-san moving on, so does Yokohama YABAcious IPA indicate a new direction …

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout is a 6.5% spiced stout from Sankt Gallen Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range for Valentine’s day – a day in Japan where women tend to give men presents – and apparently it takes 10,000 black sesame seeds to make 1 bottle of Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout, where one …