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 …

Kyoto Brewing 6 Day Weekend by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing 6 Day Weekend

Kyoto Brewing 6 Day Weekend, or 週休6日 (shuukyuu muika) in Japanese,  is a 4.5% Belgian Ale from Kyoto Brewing Company based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer and at the time of writing, can be found only on tap. Kyoto Brewing 6 Day Weekend was first released towards the end of 2016 though is still …

Kyoto Nagoriyuki by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Nagoriyuki

Kyoto Nagoriyuki is a 4.9% hefeweizen from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. Confusingly, it’s part of their year round line up, but also a limited release, so I’m guessing, once they have made a batch of it, no more of it will be made for the year. Perhaps? Nagoriyuki roughly translates into “lingering snow” – the kind of …

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin

Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin is a 5% amber ale from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and is brewed using Pilsner, Biscuit Malt, Cara 50, and Special B malts imported from Belgium with Mistral, Triskel, and Barb Rouge hops imported from France.Kyoto Brewing Berugii kara no Chouhouin roughly translates to “the …