Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Ochaya-san's Hōjicha Ale・反射炉お茶屋さんのほうじ茶エール

Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale, besides being a mouthful to say, is a 5% speciality beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2018. Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale is brewed using hojicha, a kind of green tea that has been roasted instead of steamed, that was grown on the premises of …

Kamikatz Cosmic Surfin IPA by Rise & Win Brewing

Kamikatz Cosmic Surfin カミカツコスミックサーフィン

Kamikatz Cosmic Surfin IPA is a 6.5% brut IPA from Rise & Win Brewing, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition IPA line up, with this one being released in 2018. Kamikatz Cosmic Surfin is brewed using Ekuanot and Idaho Seven hops. Kamikatz Cosmic Surfin Aroma and Taste Kamikatz Cosmic Surfin could be the anti-NE IPA – it poured …

Uchu Star Dust IPA by Uchu Brewing

Uchu Star Dust IPA・宇宙スターダストIPA

Uchu Star Dust IPA is a 6.8% Sour IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup, though seeing as it has gone through a few different brews now, we can assume it will come out again. Uchu Star Dust IPA is brewed using locally sourced Lateblue, Blueray, BlueGem, Delight, Menditto, and TifBlue …

Uchu Gold by Uchu Brewing

Uchu Gold・宇宙ゴールド

Uchu Gold is a 7% NE-IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up and can be found in bottles and on tap. It’s unknown what the IBUs are for Uchu Gold but it is brewed using Mosaic and Galaxy hops, like the Uchu Aldebaran Triple IPA. At the time of writing, it’s …

Brewbase Sidekick Slick IPA by Hitachino Nest

Brewbase Sidekick Slick IPA ブルーベースサイドキックIPA

Brewbase Sidekick Slick IPA is a 6% IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their Brewbase range of beers, with this one being a collaborative effort between Daytona and Transporter – both lifestyle magazines in Japan. This is the second entry in the Brewbase range – with other efforts including Brewbase Eazy Ride IPA and Brewbase Crazy Hazy Baby. I …

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA反射炉手毬遊びIPA

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA is a 7% Belgian IPA from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal line-up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. If the name wasn’t a giveaway, Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA is named after the small ball toys that kids play with in Japan traditionally made from …

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi 反射炉ビエールド木樽草子 2

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi is an 8% bier de garde from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their Autumnal seasonal lineup, with this one being available in bottles and on tap. Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi is first brewed and then the resultant batch is split into two different kinds of wood barrels – one being made …

Vertere Milk Stout by Vertere

Vertere Milk Stout バテレミルクスタウト

Vertere Milk Stout is a 5% milk stout from Vertere, based in Okutama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of the limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap across Kanto and some of Japan. It’s brewed using lactose during fermentation but that’s all I could find out about Vertere Milk Stout. Vertere Milk Stout Aroma and Taste …

Far Yeast Strata Black IPA By Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Strata Black IPAファーイースト ストラタ ブラック アイピーエー

Far Yeast Strata Black IPA is a 5% black IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and follows up the Far Yeast Strata IPA that was released at the same time. Like the Far Yeast Strata IPA, this beer uses imported Strata hops from the USA – the same hops that were used by …

AJB Hyakkendana Beer by Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company

AJB Shibuya Hyakkendana AJBしぶや百軒店

AJB Hyakkendana Beer is a 4.5% blond ale from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one being brewed with Mikkeller Beer and uses Mosaic hops. AJB Hyakkendana Beer was first released in August 2018 though it has seen a slow bottle release since then. AJB Hyakkendana Beer Aroma and …