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 …

Harvestmoon Schwarz by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvest Moon Schwarz

Harvestmoon Schwarz is brewed in Maihama, Chiba. If that sounds familiar well that’s because a certain big eared mouse lives in the near vicinity. Enough to drive anyone to drink. It is brewed in the traditional south German style of schwarz beers. At the time of writing, Harvestmoon Schwarz was only available in bottle form only. Harvestmoon Schwarz Aroma and Taste …

Far Yeast Tokyo White by Nippon Craft Beer

Far Yeast Tokyo White

Far Yeast Tokyo White is a blond beer that is brewed in the hope that you can feel Tokyo cursing through your body. The businessmen’s sweat, the cramped trains, and the sweltering summers have been condensed into this beer. Jokes aside, Far Yeast Tokyo White is brewed from a variety of hops and is unfiltered and unsterilised too. Far Yeast Tokyo …

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Romantic Village IPA by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village IPA

Romantic Village IPA, also known as Utsunomiya Craft Beer IPA, is a limited edition beer, available annually from May through to October. Even though this is an IPA, during the brewing process, the beer goes has two to three times the usual amount of hops added. Romantic Village IPA is available in bottle form and if you’re lucky, you might be …

Tokyo Station 100 Year Lager by Hitachino Nest

okyo Station Beer Hitachino

Tokyo Station 100 Year Lager caught us by surprise on a recent trip when we stopped in at Le Collier in Tokyo station. In 2014, Tokyo station celebrated its 100th anniversary and commissioned three different beers with Kiuchi Brewery brewing this Tokyo Station 100 Year Lager. In all honesty, I thought it was a mix up as I have never ever seen …