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 …

Suginoya Stout by Suginoya Beer

Suginoya Stout

Suginoya Stout is a 5% English stout from Suginoya Beer, based in Fukuoka, Japan. Suginoya Stout is part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. The beer is sometimes labelled as Hakata Stout and is also an award-winning beer, having won almost 10 different awards since 2003, with …

Hideji Shinkan no Pale Ale by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Shinkan no Pale Ale

Hideji Shinkan no Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Noboeka, Kyushu. It’s part of their all-year round lineup of craft beer and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. The name roughly translates as “Silence Pale Ale” as the idea is that it reflects the peacefulness of standing in the …

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Mojiko Retro Weizen by Mojiko Retro Beer

Mojiko Retro Weizen

Mojiko Retro Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from Mojiko Retro Beer, based in Fukuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Mojiko Retro Weizen marks Mojiko Retro Beer’s first appearance on BeerTengoku – not for want of trying but just trying to find their beers in Kanto is …

Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager

Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager is a 4.5% dark lager, or dunkel, from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Nobeoka, Japan.  It used to be called Musasabi Bohemian Garnet Lager though in around 2013, it had a name change. Hideji Tsuki no Dark Lager is part of the all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and also on tap as well. …

Hideji Taiyo Lager by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Taiyo Lager ひでじ太陽のラガー

Hideji Taiyo Lager is a 5% German pilsner from Hideji Beer Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Kyushu. It was once part of their seasonal range but joined their all-year round up in 2015. The name comes from the act of staring over the Miyazaki sea with a pilsner in hand over a clear day – well, that is what is hinted at. …

Hideji Hokura Kinnama by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Hokura Kinnama

Hideji Hokura Kinnama is a 5% German pilsner from Miyazaki Hideji Beer that is part of their Autumn line up of craft beer. It’s brewed using locally sourced Miyazaki barley, known as hokura kinsei, thus given the beer its hokura kinnama part of the name. It’s on sale from the beginning of September onwards and can be found in both bottles …

Shiroyama Maazaku IPA by Shiroyama Brewery

Noge West End Beer 4 Shiroyama Maasagu IPA

Shiroyama Maazaku IPA is a 6% American IPA from Shiroyama Brewery, based in Kagoshima, Kyushu. It’s part of their seasonal line up of craft beer and can usually be found from late spring onwards. The beer contains maazaku, a local kind of grass for which the only English translation is “Chinese parsnip root”, though it’s supposed to increase longevity to people …