Kisoji Smoked Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Smoked Ale

Kisoji Smoked Ale is a 5% rauchbier, or smoked beer, from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and was first released in late September 2016. There is no official listing on their website as to whether this is going to be continued next year or not, …

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki is an 8% NE IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative brew they did with Culmination Brewing, an American brewery based in Portland, Oregon. It originally came out in June 2017; however, do to its popularity, Ise Kadoya have brewed again it for distribution on tap across Japan. It’s unknown …

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy's IPA

Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a 2017 collaboration brew with Mondo Brewing, a London based brewery that has connections with Japan as the head brewer, Tom, lived in Japan before starting Mondo Brewing. At the time of writing, Ise Kadoya Wild Boy’s IPA is a limited …

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Minoh Bloom by Minoh Beer

Minoh Bloom

Minoh Bloom is a 5.5% golden ale. It’s part of Minoh’s seasonal lineup, and is made with five different varieties of hop. At the time of writing it seems to be out of season, so check the link at the bottom of the review for current availability. Minoh Beer, along with Tamamura Honten, are one of my favourite breweries in …

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Baird Black Bread Rye Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Malduguns, based in Latvia, who came over with a “shitload” of rye bread to make a beer. Latvian rye bread (Kelmeni), hand carried from Latvia, was used in this beer, also some malted rye (thanks Chris!) and Warrior and …

Coedo Gattsu Pozu by Coedo 

Coedo Gattsu Pozu

Coedo Gattsu Pozu is a 10% double IPA, produced as a collaboration between Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan and Fieldworks Brewing Company, based in California, USA. It’s part of the Coedo limited edition range, and can be found in bottles and on tap. Gattsu Pozu is the Japanese expression used when a player comes up with the big play and shows …

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Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA by Tamamura Honten 

Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA

Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA is a 9% imperial IPA from Tamamura Honten. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 at the Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival. It’s a merging of two styles of IPA: West Coast IPA and New England IPA. It’s name comes from the ancient Chinese proverb “A man who chases two …

Yo-Ho Father’s Day Red Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Yo-Ho Father's Day Red Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Father’s Day Red Ale is a 4.5% Irish Red Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing. It’s a limited edition beer brewed for Father’s Day, and is only available as part of the Father’s Day gift box. Father’s Day Red Ale Aroma and Taste Father’s Day Red Ale pours out a clear mahogany colour with a decent head that settles down to a …

Swan Lake IPA by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery

Swan Lake IPA

Swan Lake IPA is a 7% American IPA from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up of beers that can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, and at their taprooms, though its release date is unknown as I’ve come across it at various times throughout the year. Swan Lake …

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale

Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. The beer is part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The coffee beans used in Ise Kadoya Costa Rica Coffee Ale are the same ones that were used in the G7 Summit …