Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA by Onidensetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA 鬼伝説鬼は外IPA

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA is an 8% double IPA from Onidensetsu Beer, based in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido. It’s part of their annual release for setsubun and can be found on draft only. The name Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA translates into “the monster is outside” though at 8%, you could argue its inside the beer. Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA Aroma and Taste Noboribetsu …

Ise Kadoya Snowsmile IPA by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Snowsmile IPA 伊勢角屋Snowsmile IPA

Ise Kadoya Snowsmile IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in the December 2017. Mie lies in a particularly barren area of Japan that doesn’t receive much snow. So when it does, children in the area smile, hence the name “snowsmile”. It’s brewed …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo 伊勢角屋はなきんたんぽぽ

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo is a 4% porter from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Hanakin series of beers where Ise Kadoya harvests yeast from wild flowers. As the name suggests, Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo uses yeast harvested from tanpopo, known in English as dandelions. Like the other beers in the hanakin series, it’s unknown whether Ise …

Kamikatz Golden Rain by Rise & Win Brewing Company

Kamikatz Golden Rain カミカツゴールデン レイン

Kamikatz Golden Rain is a 6% spiced beer from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of the limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap from December onwards. Kamikatz Golden Rain was first released in December 2017 and is brewed using locally sourced lemons and ginger. At the time of writing, it’s unknown …

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon 伊勢角屋プラチナドラゴン

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon is a 4% session pale ale (great, the dreaded word session has come back to haunt us) from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of beers that the president of Ise Kadoya help to design, and as such, it’s unknown whether Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon will come out on sale …

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey by Yokohama Bay Brewing Company 

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey ベイブルーイングウィークエンドジャーニー

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey by 5% witbier from Yokohama Bay Brewing Company, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of a limited edition range, though it does have its own site so it’s unknown how limited Bay Brewing Weekend Journey is. Brewing Weekend Journey is inspired by the ability to spend a weekend in Yokohama and Kamakura, though with the crowds, a day is …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold 伊勢角屋はなきんゴールド

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold is a 4% golden ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their “hanakin” range of using yeast harvested from wild species of plants with Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold using yeast from marigolds – hence the ‘gold’ part of the name. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold will be …

Yokohama Noge Beer by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Noge Beer 横浜野毛ビール

Yokohama Noge Beer is a 5% golden ale from Yokohama Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and is a celebration of the Noge area, located a stone’s throw from the brewery in Yokohama. Besides that, there isn’t much information about Yokohama Noge Beer there. Yokohama Noge Beer Aroma and Taste Yokohama Noge Beer, besides not …

Shinshu Roman Wheat Ale By Reijin Shuzo 

Shinshu Roman Wheat Ale 信州浪漫ビール ウィートエール

Shinshu Roman Wheat Ale is a 5% wheat ale from Reijin Shuzo, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both cans and on tap across the Nagano region, but only in cans further afield. Not much is known about Shinshu Roman Wheat Ale besides it using a blend of waters from the …

Locobeer Imperial Stout by Locobeer

Locobeer Imperial Stout ロコビアインペリアルスタウト

Locobeer Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their 5th anniversary celebration range and is on sale for a limited number of bottles. Locobeer Imperial Stout was brewed in 2016 then aged for 10 months before going on sale in December 2017 – just don’t ask where the missing couple of months …