August Beer Lager by August Beer

August Beer Lager

August Beer Club ‘B’ Hiroo is a particular favourite haunt of BeerTengoku and August Beer Lager is the bottled version of their draft beer. It’s a premium lager brewed in Gotemba Kogen. Sound familiar? It should do as Gotemba Kogen Beer also brew there so it’s unknown whether the two breweries are the same with the same beer in different packages. Hopefully not. …

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August Beer IPA by August Beer

August Beer IPA

August Beer IPA. One of our go-to-beers at August Beer Club ‘B’ in Hiroo, reviewed here has finally been tracked down in bottle form. August Beer IPA is brewed like August Beer Lager, at the Gotemba Kogen Brewery in Shizuoka and is made from three different malts and four different kinds of hops. August Beer IPA Aroma and Taste. Just before drinking …

Harvestmoon Belgian Style Wheat by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Belgian Style Wheat

Harvestmoon Belgian Style Wheat is a…do I really need to explain what kind of beer it is? It’s a stout. Yes, really. It’s a new style of Belgian style wheat from the 21st century where everything has been replaced by roasted malts and the such. Facetiousness aside, it is a witbeer so it’s brewed with orange and coriander in the mash. …

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Kobushi Hana IPA by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana IPA こぶし花IPA

Kobushi Hana IPA is a 6.5% English style IPA by Hanyu Brewery out of Hanyu city in Saitama. Never heard of it before? Neither have we. We came across this beer purely by accident while on a recent trip to Coedo and it received a strong recommendation by the sales staff. The only description of Kobushi Hana IPA we have …

Atsugi Hachey by Atsugi Beer Company

Atsugi Hachey

Atsugi Hachey is a Belgian blonde ale that has been infused with honey sourced from the Yokohama area. The original honey for Atsugi Hachey came from near the Emperor silkworm warehouse’s office close to the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, also known as Akarenga-soko, located near Bashamichi, Yokohama. Atsugi Hachey Aroma and Taste Atsugi Hachey poured out a cloudy golden-yellow colour with plenty of …

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale is a ginger ale for adults made by Kiuchi Brewery. If you have read our Kiuchi Brewery tour then you know the label is different due to it being a domestic product for Japan. This is so we can have some cute character to convince kids to buy it. Hitachino Nest Ginger Ale is made with fresh …

Hitachino Nest Nipponia by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Nipponia

Hitachino Nest Nipponia was one of the first beers on the Japanese craft beer market to use domestic hops and barley; the Sorachi Ace and Kaneko Golden respectively. First brewed in 2009, Hitachino Nest Nipponia was exclusively top-fermented; however, since summer 2011, it has been bottom fermented instead. It is a cross between a golden ale and a blond ale. …

Atsugi Honey Ale by Atsugi Beer

atsugi honey ale

Atsugi Honey Ale is a beer brewed using an American pale ale recipe with a good dosage of honey in the mix. I have to admit, even though Atsugi Beer is really near to where I live, I have never seen them in stock in the area. Atsugi Honey Ale won the best fruit beer award in the 1998 International …

TY Harbor Imperial Stout by TY Harbor Brewery

TY Harbor Brewery Imperial Stout

TY Harbor Imperial Stout is the bottled form of the beer by the same name by TY Harbor Brewery. Finally! It’s based on an 18th century style from London that was used to encourage the porters on the rivers to work hard throughout the day. TY Harbor Imperial Stout can be found on tap at all TY Harbor stores and was released …

Daigo Weizen by Daigo Brewery

Daigo Weizen

Daigo Weizen, sometimes advertised as Yamizo Morino Daigo Weizen, is a German hefeweizen style beer from Daigo Brewery. There isn’t much information out there on the net. Heck, even the brewery homepage doesn’t seem to exist either anymore but they’re still making beer at the time of writing. Daigo Weizen Aroma and Taste Daigo Weizen doesn’t pour out with much life …