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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

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 …

Shiroyama Kokutou Stout by Shiroyama Brewery

Shiroyama Kokutou Stout

Shiroyama Kokutou Stout is a 5% sweet stout from Shiroyama Brewery, based in Kagoshima, Kyushu. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beers and can be found on draft. It uses black sugar sourced from Okinawa and is also a multiple award winning beer, having won five consecutive medals at the International Beer Competition from 2006 to 2010. Shiroyama Kokutou Stout Aroma …

Hideji Hana White Weizen by Hideji Beer Brewery

Hideji Peach White Weizen

Flowers and beer aren’t the first combination of images you think of but Hideji Beer Brewery seem to have thought that with Hideji Hana White Weizen. It’s a 4.7% witbier brewed using Belgian yeast and is part of Hideji Beer’s all year round range. It’s brewed with a combination of Saaz hops and also traditional ingredients such as orange peel and coriander.   Hideji …

K’s Brewmaster Amaou Noble Sweet by K\’s Brewing Company

K’s Brewmaster Amaosu Noble Sweet

K’s Brewmaster Amaou Noble Sweet is a bomb in a bottle waiting to go off. Sensationalist first lines aside, and genuine as it was, K’s Brewmaster Amaosu Noble Sweet is a 4% spring seasonal fruit beer from K’s Brewing Company. It contains Amaou Strawberries from Kyushu and is an explosive beer. It is sponsored by Kim-Jong Un who appears on the label and seems …

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Ishigakijima Weizen by Ishigakijima Beer

Ishigakijima Weizen

Guys, guys, guys. I’m back, it’s been so long. I’m easing myself back into the ocean of Japanese craft beer with something of a gimme: a self-described “Ji-beer” from Ishigaki island in Okinawa. It’s a Weizen, although I’m willing to trust the label about as far as I can throw a delicious Okinawa Aguu pig (seriously, Aguu is the Kobe …

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Okinawa IPA by Nanto Brewery

Okinawa IPA

Two in one night! slow down Robson, you’ll give yourself a Tony Hart attack! Okinawa must have some kind of positive effect on my writing ability. Every time I get a bit of writer’s block, I’ll just crack open a delicious can of Goya Dry, stick a sea cucumber in a big cigarette holder like Hunter S. Thompson and get …