Kyoto Brewing Minori by Kyoto Brewing Company

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Kyoto Brewing Minori is a 6.5% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found on tap only. For bittering, it uses Merkur hops, while for flavour and aroma, Kyoto Brewing Company used Citra and Mosaic. From Kyoto Brewing Company “Minori as an idea was born on our travels to …

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho is a 7% baltic porter that is a collaborative effort between Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, and Swan Lake Beer, based in Niigata. The name “kokucho” means black swan in English and came about from the two breweries sharing a booth at craft beer events. What came about was a beer that hadn’t …

Kyoto Brewing Summer Splash by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Summer Splash 京都酒造なつしぶき

Kyoto Brewing Summer Splash, also known as Kyoto Brewing Natsu Shibuki, is a 5% American Wheat Ale from Kyoto Brewing Company. It’s part of their limited draft series and is brewed with a grain bill that contains 33% wheat malt. It uses Merkur hops for, and Motueka hops from New Zealand with Summer hops from Australia being used for the flavour …

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge by Nishijin Ale Project

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge 西陣エール柚子無碍

Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge is a 6% fruit beer from Nishijin Ale Project based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their all year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using an English IPA base and then has yuzu added to it during the secondary fermentation stages. Nishijin Ale Yuzu Muge Aroma and Taste …

Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin 京都醸造一意専心

Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin is a 6.5% Belgian IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using Pilsner Malt, Maris Otter, Malted Wheat and uses Warrior, Chinook, Styrian Goldings, Willamette, and Centennial hops with Belgian Ardennes yeast. Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin Aroma …

Kyoto Bakushu Tanba no Kuromame by Kizakura Shuzo

Well, here we are. My one hundredth article on the site, finally. I vow to never talk about Rob’s copious work output in my reviews after this: Robert William Bright talks to me about the site on our team working app from 6:30am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday. If I’ve ever had any writer’s block, it’s because I’m constantly reminded …

Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kamo Nasu by Kizakura Shuzo

Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kamo Nasu 京都麦酒京野菜賀茂なす

Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kamo Nasu is a 5% vegetable (yes, vegetable) beer made with rice and Kamo Nasu aubergines. I’m British, so they’re aubergines. American readers, please set your eyeballs to read “eggplant” whenever I write “aubergine”, and try not to get too worked up. Here we go. Kyoto Bakushu Kyoyasai Kamo Nasu Aroma and Taste Aaaaaarghhhhh. Patrons on our …

Kizakura Lucky Dog by Kizakura Brewery

Kizakura Lucky Dog

Kizakura Lucky Dog is a 5% pale ale from Kizakura Brewery. It’s unfiltered and made with rice and Cascade hops. Kizakura Lucky Dog Aroma and Taste The second of the Kizakura Lucky beers I found, I hadn’t checked what type of beer it was before I opened it (I like to live dangerously). Before pouring I got a whiff of …

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Kizakura Lucky Cat by Kizakura Brewery

Kizakura Lucky Cat

Kizakura Lucky Cat is a 5% White Ale from Kizakura Brewery. It’s made with yuzu (citron) and sansho, which is a species of Sichuan pepper. Sansho has a pungent, tangy flavour and is usually used as a condiment for pork dishes. The combination of yuzu and sansho is many Japanese brewers’ version of the usual white ale ingredients- orange peel …

Kizakura Kyoto Classic by Kizakura Beer

Kizakura Kyoto Classic

Kizakura Kyoto Classic is a 4.5% Amber ale from Kizakura Beer, based in Kyoto, Japan. It was first released in 2016, though managed to slip under the radar for most beer drinkers. Kizakura Kyoto Classic is part of Kizakura Beer’s push to expand into new markets, in particular overseas ones in Asia and the US. It’s brewed using Saaz hops and …