Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale is a 6% blonde ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their late summer / autumn seasonal lineup which can be found in both bottle and on tap. It’s brewed with Vic Secret hops produced in Australia and first released to brewers in 2011. At the time of writing, it’s …

Minoh Dark Lager by Minoh Beer

Minoh Dark Lager

Minoh Dark Lager, or this version named Minoh Papa Zaru No Lager (Daddy monkey’s lager), is a 5% Vienna lager, brewed by Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. Minoh Dark Lager used to be part of their seasonal range and from 2016, it made a reappearance as part of Minoh’s Zaru range of beers, which are dedicated to the monkeys that …

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in June 2017 to celebrate the opening of The Farmhouse – a small little bar and hotel owned by Tamamura Honten. If you hadn’t guessed, Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA is another Japanese …

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is an 8% imperial / double IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in bottles and on tap in July 2017. Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is also the first beer to be brewed by Far Yeast Brewing Company at their brewery, with the …

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA

Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA is a 7% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of Ise Kadoya’s 20th anniversary limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Like many of their other beers released in 2017, Ise Kadoya Oni No Inumani IPA is a collaborative effort, this time …

Baeren Colonia by Baeren

Baeren Colonia

Baeren Colonia is a 5% kölsch from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their annual limited edition release to celebrate the anniversary of their brewery, with this 2016 edition being the 13th Anniversary of their brewery. At the time of writing, Baeren Colonia can be found in bottles and on tap, though as it’s a limited edition, it is …

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas

Songbird Noir de Cairdeas is a 8% black IPA from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It was first brewed in 2016 as part of a collaborative effort with Liquors Hasegawa, known for having an amazing stock of whiskey / whisky from around the world and also being one of Brewery Songbird’s largest stockists. Songbird Noir de Cairdeas uses peated malt, …

Shiga Kogen Yuru Buru Wheat by Tamamura Honten 

Shiga Kogen Yuru Buru Wheat

Shiga Kogen Yuru Buru Wheat is a 5% wheat ale from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in May 2017 as part of a 10th anniversary celebration to the Yuru Buru blog – which is run by the headbrewer at Shiga Kogen, Ego-san. By the time this review for …

Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout

Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout is a 5% stout made with almonds and Italian espresso coffee beans (surprise!). It’s a limited edition beer that went on sale this January (2017). Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout Aroma and Taste Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout pours out thickly with a great big head which dissipates down to …

Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner by Fuji Kanko Heights 

Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner

Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner is a 6% imperial pilsner from Fuji Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first relased in March 2017, with it being unknown whether Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner is going to be an annual seasonal release or a one-off. Besides that, the only other thing we know about Fujizakura Heights Imperial …