Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose is a limited edition 4.5% ABV fruit-infused gose from Far Yeast Brewing Company. There’s some peaches in there, obviously, along with some wheat, barley, yuzu (Yuzu!), Hassaku oranges and salt. Quite a mix! Let’s see how it fares. Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Peach Citrus Gose pours out looking like …

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki 反射炉黄椿

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki is a 5% English summer ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Ironically, it’s not part of their summer lineup, instead being part of their “beers named after flowers” range. The beer takes its name from the Yellow camellia, which are a very common flower during springtime in Japan. Hansharo Kiirotsubaki is brewed using imported Boadicea hops from the …

Nasu Kogen Nine Tailed Fox (2017) by Nasu Kohgen Beer

Nasu Kogen Nine Tailed Fox is an 11% barley wine from Nasu Kohgen Beer. It’s billed as a “Vintage Beer”, has a whopping TWENTY FIVE year expiration date and comes in a ceramic bottle nestled in wood shavings in a wooden box. Proper fancy. Nasu Kogen Nine Tailed Fox has kind of a mythical reputation in the world of Japanese …

Fujizakura Draft 3 by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Draft 3 富士桜高原麦酒六本木ドラフト・スリー

Fujizakura Draft 3 is 6.5% weizenbock from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range at their BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi branch, but has also seen a limited run in bottled form. It was first released to celebrate the second anniversary of their bar and is brewed using German Mandarin hops. Fujizakura Draft 3 Aroma and Taste Fujizakura …

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA サンクトガーレンマンゴーIPA

Sankt Gallen Mango IPA is a 6% fruit beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and was first released in April 2018 for the opening of Bakery & Beer Butchers in Atsugi. It uses the Sankt Gallen Golden Ale as a base, with 1.3 times the amount of malt and 6.75 times the amount of …

Far Yeast Peach Nightcrawler NE IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Peach Nightcrawler NE IPA ファーイースト ピーチ ナイトクローラー NEIPA

Far Yeast Peach Nightcrawler NE IPA is a 6.5% NE IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and they’ve taken the Far Yeast Nightcrawler as a base, and collaborated with Cafe Le Pesca, a coffee shop in Yamanashi. The peach juice is sourced from locally grown peaches, and is added during the secondary …

Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey IPA (2018) by Tamamura Honten

Snow Monkey IPA (2018) スノーモンキーIPA

This year’s edition of the Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey IPA is a 5.5% NE IPA – who’d have thought it – from Tamamura Honten. They bring out a different version each year so it seems they buckled to the common call. It’s brewed using oats and spelt though what hops are used in this iteration are unknown. Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey …

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Uraniwa Invader Easy Hop Cream Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

The latest in the series of Yo-Ho’s frog beers, Uraniwa Invader Easy Hop Cream Ale is a 5% cream ale made with HBC 431 hops, barley malt and wheat malt. Like the previous entry in this series, Midnight Seijin, it’s a limited time, limited location release. It’s only available from Lawson and Natural Lawson convenience stores while stocks last. It’s …

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA 伊勢角屋たんぽぽゴールドIPA

Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their hanakin, yeast harvested from local flowers (got to be a catchier name than that in English!), series with this one using yeast harvested from tanpopo, or dandelions. While it is an American IPA, Ise Kadoya Tanpopo Gold IPA has an …

Minoh Blooming IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Blooming IPA 箕面ブルーミングIPA

Minoh Blooming IPA is a 6% Belgian IPA from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using five different kinds of American hops and uses Belgian yeast during fermentation. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Minoh Blooming IPA is a …