Yorocco Ace of Space by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Ace of Space

Yorocco Ace of Space is a 5.5% black saison from Yorocco Beer, based in Zushi, Kanagawa. It’s part of a limited edition range and was brewed as a collaborative effort with Metal Battle Japan, with the label being designed by Mystery Cuts Radio (who shall remain nameless to ensure his rock legend). The name, if you hadn’t guessed, is a …

Kyoto Brewing Double Dragon by Kyoto Brewing Company

Beer Cafe Camiya Kyoto Brewing Double Dragon

Kyoto Brewing Double Dragon, or Sosetsuryu, is a 5.5% stout from Kyoto Brewing Company and is a collaboration beer with Tiny Rebel, from Wales. It is the fourth in the nakama, or friendship, series that that have been running and also the 21st beer different beer that they have made. If you hadn’t guessed, the name is an homage to the video …

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Boku Beer Kimi Beer Yorimichi by Yo-Ho Brewing

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Yorimichi

Hey. I’ve recently started working at a new job where I finish work while the sun is still up. I know this might be an unfamiliar concept to those of us who are working at conversation schools, which start mid-afternoon and end sometime in the dead of night. But it exists, guys. My new job is in my own town, so there’s the …

Shiga Kogen Saison Blanc by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Saison Blanc

Shiga Kogen Saison Blanc is a 5.5% saison from Tamamura Honten that is part of their limited edition craft beer lineup after making its debut at the 2015 Harvest Festival in Nagano. It’s brewed using two kinds of New Zealand hops and two different yeasts in the fermentation stage. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what the two strains of …

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Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Saison du Duke by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Saison du Duke

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Saison du Duke is a 5.5% saison from Oh! La! Ho Beer that is part of their limited edition release series of Biere de Raiden beers. It was first released in February 2016 under a secret category of beers but it was only at the Restaurant Oh! La! Ho that it came apparent this was a …

Karuizawa Kogen 2015 Seasonal Wheat Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen 2015 Seasonal Wheat Ale

Karuizawa Kogen 2015 Seasonal Wheat Ale is a 4.5% wheat ale from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano. It follows on with their annual tradition of releasing different kinds of seasonal beers, following on from their 2014 edition of a British Pale Ale. Thankfully, this one was paid for and not part of a giveaway and was also well in date. …

Shiga Kogen Imperial Indian Summer Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Imperial Indian Summer Saison 志賀高原インペリアル・インディア・サマー・セゾン

Shiga Kogen Imperial Indian Summer Saison is an 8.5% saison from Tamamura Honten that is part of their limited edition line up of beer. It was first brewed to celebrate the 5th Snow Monkey Beer Live Festival held in March 2016 and is a stronger version of its younger sibling, Shiga Kogen Indian Summer Saison. It’s brewed using hops from New Zealand …

Yorocco IPA by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco IPA

Yorocco IPA is a 6% American IPA from Yorocco Beer, based in Zushi. It is the third beer in the bottled beer range following the Yorocco Black Saint and the Yorocco Kinkan Blond. While this may be the third beer in the range, it has been seen on tap at Beach Muffin in Zushi so it’s not known at the time …

AJB Espresso Stout by Anglo-Japanese Brewing

AJB Espresso Stout

AJB Espresso Stout is a 10% imperial porter from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawaonsen, Nagano. With this beer, AJB took beans from Allpress Roastery Tokyo, part of the chain of Allpress coffee shops from New Zealand, and used their Imperiality as a base to make this winter seasonal beer. At the time of writing, it can only be found on draft …

Yorocco Black Saint by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Black Saint

Yorocco Black Saint is a 7.5% Imperial porter from Yorocco Beer that was first released in bottle form in February 2016. It was part of their limited edition range, and was the first beer of four to be released, with Yorocco Kinkan Blond being the second. As it’s an imperial porter, this review is the first with the other five …