Shiga Kogen Blue Bird Day Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Blue Bird Day Saison 志賀高原ブルーバードディセゾン

Shiga Kogen Blue Bird Day Saison is a 5.5% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and was first released in February 2018. The name comes from those skiiing ahem snowboarding days where the snow is fluffy and white, while the sky is a clear blue colour with not a cloud in …

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon いわて蔵桜風

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is a 6% IPA from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and was first released in March 2018. The strange thing about the name is that in Japanese it’s called 桜風, which translates to “wind of cherry blossom” or “cherry blossom wind”. Unsurprisingly, Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is brewed using …

Far Yeast Genryu Fest by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Fest ファーイースト ゲンリュウ フェスト

Far Yeast Genryu Fest is a 4.5% mild ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition collaborative range, with this one being brewed with Kosuge Village, located near the Yamanashi Brewery. It was first released in November 2017 and uses water sourced from the Tama river, which starts near Kosuge village. Far Yeast …

Hideji Konohanasakuya by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Konohanasakuya ひでじこのはなさくや

Hideji Konohanasakuya is a 6% speciality grain beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up. The name roughly translates to “this story” and Miyazaki Hideji Beer used sake rice and yeast used in sake brewing to make this beer. It’s also part of a collaborative effort with local sake breweries in the Miyazaki …

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi by Yakurai Beer

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi やくらい東北魂ビール

Yakurai Tohoku Damashi is a 5.5% American IPA from Yakurai Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of an 8 brewery event where breweries in the Tohoku area all brewed beers to remember the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that affected so many. At the time of writing Yakurai Tohoku Damashi can be found on tap only with no plans for it be …

Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale ファーイースト スギナミック ビターエール

Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale is a 4.5% bitter from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, this time working with Suginami Brewery. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale is a one-off or not. Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Suginamic Bitter Ale poured out …

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro 志賀高原たかしいちろ

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro is an 11.5% imperial stout from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their (very) limited edition series of Ichiro’s series, that follows similar lines to the Minoh Ichiro’s range. This is where they take a regular beer, in this case the Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout, and age it for eighteen months in Ichiro’s …

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine ファーイースト バレルエイジド・ストロングエール レッドワイン

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale Red Wine is the a 10.5% Belgian strong ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both in bottles and on tap for a limited time only. Like Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine, this has been aged in …

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine ファーイースト バレルエイジド・ストロングエール ホワイトワイン

Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine is a 10.5% Belgian strong ale from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. Beside officially having the longest beer name in Japan©, Far Yeast Barrel Aged Strong Ale White Wine is part of their limited edition range and it’s unknown whether it will be seen on sale again. Along with the Far …

Hi no Tani Ibuki Red by Hi no Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Ibuki Red 火の谷いぶきレッド

Hi no Tani Ibuki Red is a 5% red ale from Hi no Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie, Japan. Hi no Tani Ibuki Red is part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap in limited places across Japan. It’s brewed using Maris Otter, imported from the UK, and also Ibuki hops from …