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 …

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale By Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale 横浜ドラゴンフルーツエール

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited seasonal range and was first released in 2016. Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale, also known as Yokohama Red Pitaya Ale, uses locally sourced dragon fruits and water from the Yokohama area. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale …

Sankt Gallen Annin Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Annin Chocolate Stout サンクトガーレン杏仁チョコレートスタウト

Sankt Gallen Annin Chocolate Stout is a 6.5% spiced beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their 2018 Valentine’s effort and is brewed using 100kgs of fresh apricot kernels, known as “annin” in Japanese. Sometimes annin is also translated into English as “almond”. This beer is designed around annin dofu, a Chinese dessert made with annin and …

Yokohama Yuzu Weizen by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Yuzu Weizen 横浜ゆずヴァイツェン

Yokohama Yuzu Weizen is a 5% fruit beer from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited fruit series of beers and was first on sale in December 2017. It is brewed using locally sourced wheat from Seya ward in Yokohama, water from Doshi village, and also locally sourced yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, from Kanagawa. …

Harvestmoon Aki Mugi by Harvestmoon 

Harvestmoon Aki Mugi ハーベストムーン秋麦

Harvestmoon Aki Mugi is a 6% Belgian pale ale from Harvestmoon, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s been in and out of retirement than your favourite Japanese tarento and seems to have come back into the autumn seasonal range. The only think that Harvestmoon Brewery say about Harvestmoon Aki Mugi is that it uses 1.6 times the usual amount of malt compared to …

Locobeer Tripel by Locobeer 

Locobeer Tripel ロコビア迎春トリプル

Locobeer Tripel, also known as Locobeer Geishun which means New Year’s Greetings in English, is a 9% tripel from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It is part of their Winter lineup and can be found on sale from December until stocks last. Locobeer Tripel Aroma and Taste Coming up in a champagne bottle, I thought Locobeer Tripel was going to explode …

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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 …