Donryu Chroa Taboo Red by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red

Donryu Chroa Taboo Red is a 5% English Pale Ale from Donryu Dream Beer, based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and was first released in April 2017 as an addition to the Chroa range. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what ingredients or hops are used in the beer. Donryu Chroa Taboo Red Aroma and …

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale by Hakone Beer

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale is a 5.5% English pale ale from Hakone Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range of beers, on sale from the beginning of March until stocks sell out, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across the Kanto area. It’s also won a couple of awards at the Asia …

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is an 8% imperial / double IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in bottles and on tap in July 2017. Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is also the first beer to be brewed by Far Yeast Brewing Company at their brewery, with the …

Nide Gyaru Blonde by Brimmer Brewing 

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Nide Gyaru Blonde is a 5% blonde ale from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their contract range for Good Beer Faucets and as such, it’s one of the many in-house beers that can be found at the Shibuya branch. Not much is known about how Nide Gyaru Blonde is made but let me tell you this – …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from the Chiba Triangle, the Area X of Kanto, the only place I know with a number for a name, Kujukuri beach! Been there yet, guys? To the SARDINE MUSEUM?! (Only three reviews in and I’m seriously scraping the bottom of the mash tun to hit my word count on these beers …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner is a 5% pilsner made by the folks at Kankiku Shuzo in the mystery wilderness of Chiba’s “Little Hawaii”, Kujukuri. Anyone been there yet? To the Sardine Museum?? Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner Nose and Taste A pilsner, eh? I’ll be honest: don’t expect this beer to inspire one of my signature beer odysseys. I hope that one …

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas is a 8% black IPA from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It was first brewed in 2016 as part of a collaborative effort with Liquors Hasegawa, known for having an amazing stock of whiskey / whisky from around the world and also being one of Brewery Songbird’s largest stockists. Songbird Noir de Cairdeas uses peated malt, …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Stout by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Stout

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Stout is a 7% unfiltered stout from Kankiku Shuzo. Kujukuri beers are curiously prevalent in my local area, I suppose because I live near the sea. I’m not sure how easy they are for Rob to pick up, but I have about four different places in my town where I can buy them. They’re not even that …

Hakone Odawara Lemon by Hakone Beer

Hakone Odawara Lemon

Hakone Odawara Lemon is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hakone Beer, based in Hakone, Japan. It’s part of their late spring / early summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles, though that was limited to 3000, and on tap primarily across the Kanto area. Hakone Odawara Lemon is brewed using locally sourced lemons from Odawara – the main …

Songbird Cuvée de Printemps by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Cuvée de Printemps is a 7% Belgian strong ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Songbird Cuvée de Printemps is brewed using a large, but unknown, amount of wheat and dried Styrian Golding hops too. Songbird Cuvée de Printemps …