Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout by Sankt Gallen

sankt gallen kokutou sweet stout

Sugar and spice and all things nice. If Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout were a nursery rhyme then it would be that one. There aren’t any puppy dove’s tails nor snails in it. What it is though is a sweet stout brewed using brown sugar harvested from Okinawa. Moreover, Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout is also an award-winning beer, having …

Kamakura Lokosuka by Kamakura Beer

Kamakura Beer Lokosuka

272Kamakura Lokosuka is the third beer in the Kamakura local beer series after Kamakura Hayama and Kamakura Enoshima. The name is a portmanteau of local and Yokosuka, a city about 45 mins south of Tokyo and known for its curry and local naval bases. Like the other two beers, Kamakura Lokosuka is suited to the local food in Yokosuka: curry. It is …

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Ozeno Yukidoke Brown Weizen by Ryujin Shuzo

Ozeno Yukidoke Brown Weizen

Ozeno Yukidoke Brown Weizen is a dunkelweizen, aka a dark wheat beer, produced by Ryujin Shuzo out of Gunma, Japan. One of my friends picked this up for me on a recent onsen trip. Well, I say picked up. More like, “here’s a picture of a beer I’m drinking while you are at work!”. Ozeno Yukidoke Brown Weizen is also an …

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 It’s a new style of Belgian style wheat from the 21st century where everything has been replaced by roasted malts and the such.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. …