Bay Brewing Pilsner by Yokohama Bay Brewing

Bay Brewing Pilsner

Bay Brewing Pilsner is a 5% Czech style pilsner from Yokohama Bay Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Since moving to the new premises in Totsuka, a small suburb on the outskirts of Yokohama, Yokohama Bay Brewing have been able to bottle some of their beers, with this signature beer being their first. It’s brewed using imported Czech hops and a …

Futako Unane Pale Lager by Futako Beer

Futako Unane Pale Lager

Futako Unane Pale Lager is a 5.5% India Pale Lager from Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. As Futako Beer is a contact brewery, Futako Unane Pale Lager is brewed at Hitachino Nest in Tochigi. The name stems from the Unane district of Futakotamagawa, just south-west of Shibuya, where Futako Beer is based out of. And that’s about all I could …

Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho by Virgo Beer 

Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho

Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho by Virgo Beer is a 5% pilsner from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their Fukagawa Craft Beer range that is sold locally in Tokyo and you should be glad it is sold in such a small area. A Story About Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho Excuse the break in usual proceedings. Right now, Joe or …

Futako Hanamizuki White by Futako Beer

Futako Hanamizuki White

Futako Hanamizuki White is a 4.5% white ale from Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and like some of the others, it’s contract brewed at Kiuchi Brewery aka Hitachino Nest. The label was designed by a local company called “futacolabo” who, in conjunction with Futako Beer, have decided to donate a portion of …

Edo Kameido Red by Virgo Beer

Edo Kameido Red 江戸亀戸赤

Edo Kameido Red is a 5% fruit beer from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo. Like the Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi, it’s part of their range of beers in the Monzen Nakacho area of Tokyo that are trying to promote the local area. Edo Kameido Red Aroma and Taste Edo Kameido Red poured out a grape juice purpley red colour with a slightly …

Locobeer Wee Heavy by Locobeer

Locobeer Wee Heavy

Locobeer Wee Heavy is an 8.5% scotch ale from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition anniversary seasonal lineup and can be found on sale from December onwards until stocks last. Many of the bottles from each batch of Locobeer Wee Heavy are also laid down for almost year and sold in subsequent years. It starts off …

Donryu Chroa Taboo Guilty White by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Chroa Taboo White

Donryu Chroa Taboo Guilty White is a 5% German hefeweizen from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their new Chroa series, first released in 2017, and can be found in both bottles and, on occasion, on draft as well. Donryu Chroa Taboo White is brewed with predominantly wheat malt as the main base malt, with over 50% of …

Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi by Virgo Beer

Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi

Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi is a crappy 5% some kind of beer from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their local lineup for the Monzen-nakacho area, probably in the hope that noone comes across this horrendous beer. I don’t know who is drinking Virgo Beer, besides us, but whoever it is, needs to stop as it’s giving ideas to …

Preston IPA by Preston Ale

Preston Ale IPA

Preston IPA is a 6% English IPA from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up of craft beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Preston IPA is brewed using imported English malts and hops though which ones are unknown as there is no ingredients list online at the …

Coedo Gattsu Pozu by Coedo 

Coedo Gattsu Pozu

Coedo Gattsu Pozu is a 10% double IPA, produced as a collaboration between Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan and Fieldworks Brewing Company, based in California, USA. It’s part of the Coedo limited edition range, and can be found in bottles and on tap. Gattsu Pozu is the Japanese expression used when a player comes up with the big play and shows …