Baeren Colonia by Baeren

Baeren Colonia

Baeren Colonia is a 5% kölsch from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their annual limited edition release to celebrate the anniversary of their brewery, with this 2016 edition being the 13th Anniversary of their brewery. At the time of writing, Baeren Colonia can be found in bottles and on tap, though as it’s a limited edition, it is …

Locobeer Kaori no Nama by Locobeer

Locobeer Kaori no Nama

Locobeer Kaori no Nama is a 5% kölsch style beer from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed to a traditional German recipe and Locobeer uses imported noble hops – though which ones is unknown at the time of writing. …

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Hakodate Kolsch by Hakodate Beer

Hakodate Kolsch

Hakodate Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Hakodate Beer, based in Hakodate, Hokkaido. It’s based on a traditional receipe from Cologne, Germany and it is part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on draft. Moreover, Hakodate Kolsch is also known as Kita no Yakei, or The Northern Night View …

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Kolsch

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate. It was once part of their summer range a few years back and reemerged in the June 2016, in both canned and draft form. It’s brewed to a traditional Cologne style recipe though besides that, not much else is know about this beer. Ginga Kogen …

Kure Kolsch by Kure Beer

Kure Kolsch

Kure Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, and is part of their all-year round range of beer. It’s brewed with wheat in the mash and Kure Beer have deemed this beer to be popular with female customers. Kure Kolsch is a multiple award-winning beer and at the time of writing, it most recently won gold …

Nihede Soft Type by Nanto Brewery

Nihede Soft Type is a kölsch style beer from Nanto Brewery, which explains the soft type nomenclature it has been given. It is also a 5% bottle conditioned beer with the yeast kept in during the bottling process so the flavours may change as time goes on. We’ve seen Nihede Soft Type on draught in local Okinawan bars and at a …

Tazawako Kolsch by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Kolsch

Tazawako Kolsch is an award-winning beer from Tazawako Beer that won both Asia’s Best Kölsch and the World’s Best Kölsch in 2013 at the World Beer Awards. This 5% beer is brewed to a traditional recipe from Cologne, Germany and was designed after the owner of Tazawako Beer, Komatsu-san, tried a variety of different kölschs and refined the recipe for Tazawako …

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch by Kotobuki Shuzo

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kolsch

The crazy frog makes an appearance again at BeerTengoku with Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch, a kölsch style beer from Kotobuki Shuzo. It has an abv of 5% and a frog enticing you on the label – what more do you need to know than that? Besides that, Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch was the first beer produced by Kotobuki …

Niigata European Kolsch by Niigata Beer

Niigata European Kolsch

Niigata European Kolsch, from Niigata Beer, is a 100% natural bottle conditioned beer so there may be some sediment at the bottom of that bottle. But don’t be afraid! It can be drunk. I think. Don’t try it though and get sick then go blaming us. It is brewed using a traditional kölsch recipe from Cologne, Germany. Niigata European Kolsch …

Oh! La! Ho Kolsch by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Kolsch

Oh! La! Ho Kolsch. Celebration time again. Jump and shout and make some noise for the craft beer from Tomi, Nagano. Oh! La! Ho Kolsch is a kölsch style beer by Oh! La! Ho Beer that is also marketed as a premium local beer, aka 地ビール. You can hear the death sentence being passed down already. There is nothing wrong with …