Nichinan Panayuzu by Nichinan Brewery

Nichinan Panayuzu 日南パネユズエール

Nichinan Panayuzu is a 5% fruit beer from Nichinan Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in bottles at the time of writing. It contains locally sourced yuzu, known as Japanese citron, and the name comes from “hanpa yuzu peel” which means “a lot of yuzu peel”. Nichinan Panayuzu Aroma and …

Kirishima Amber by Kirishima Beer

Kirishima Amber 霧島アンバー

Kirishima Amber is a 5% amber from Kirishima Beer, based in Miyazaki, in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round series and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though the latter is hard to find outside of the Kyushu area. Kirishima Amber has won a few awards – with two bronze medals for at The International Beer …

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale by Nichinan Beer

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale 日南麦酒ベルジャンホワイト

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale is 5% Belgian wit from Nichinan Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in bottles though we’re yet to see it on tap at the time of writing. Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale is brewed using locally sourced yuzu and also imported coriander. Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale Aroma and …

Hideji Kinkan Lager by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Kinkan Beer ひでじきんかんビール

Hideji Kinkan Lager is a 5% fruit beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It uses fresh, locally sourced kinkan, also known as kumquat in English. I can’t image being the person who has to to squeeze all those …

Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale by Nichinan Brewery

Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale 日南麦酒 ベルジャンホワイト

Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale is a 5.5% witbier from Nichinan Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles in Miyazaki. Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale is brewed using rock sugar, marmalade (a first for me on BeerTengoku), coriander, and orange peel. A real eclectic mix of adjuncts going …

Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer by Kuju Kogen

Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer 玄米ビール

Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer is a 6% speciality beer / pilsner from Kuju Kogen, based in in Oita, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round beer and comes in a variety of labels – with this one promoting Beppu, a city in Oita, and their baseball team. Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer is brewed using locally grown genmei, or …

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale ひでじ宮崎ゆずエール

Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale is a 4.5% fruit beer from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale is brewed using juice from locally grown yuzu, known as Japanese citron, from the Miyazaki area. Hideji Spring Yuzu Ale …

Suginoya Amber by Suginoya Beer

Suginoya Amber 杉能舎アンバー

Suginoya Amber is a 5% amber ale from Suginoya Beer, based in Fukuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range. Like the rest of the Suginoya Beer range, Suginoya Amber is brewed using natural spring water. Suginoya Amber Aroma and Taste Suginoya Amber poured out a hazy muddy brownish red colour with no discernible head at all. It had a fruity …

Hideji Konohanasakuya by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Konohanasakuya ひでじこのはなさくや

Hideji Konohanasakuya is a 6% speciality grain beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up. The name roughly translates to “this story” and Miyazaki Hideji Beer used sake rice and yeast used in sake brewing to make this beer. It’s also part of a collaborative effort with local sake breweries in the Miyazaki …

Suginoya Pale Ale by Suginoya Beer

Suginoya Pale Ale

Suginoya Pale Ale, sometimes sold as Hakata Pale Ale, is a 5% American pale ale from Suginoya Beer, based in Fukuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Depressingly enough, Suginoya Beer advertises this beer as being popular with female drinkers – thus negating the …