Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale 伊勢角屋ローズレッドエール

Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale is a 5% red ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Ise Kadoya Rose Red Ale continues with the hanakin series, with this one having yeast harvested from roses included during the brewing process. At the time …

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA By Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA 常陸野ネストビール ブリューベースイージーライドIPA

Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is a 6% American IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Daytona and Transporter (both Japanese magazines) with the former being about motorcycles (alcohol and vehicles being a big nono in Japan) and the latter being a beer magazine. Hitachino Eazy Ride IPA is brewed with freshly pressed coconut …

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy 伊勢角屋いつものIPA ギャラクシー

Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya based in Mie, Japan. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA Galaxy is a one off or not, but it can be found both bottles and on tap across Japan. Ise Kadoya have stated though that he Ise Kadoya Itsumono IPA series is going to …

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA オラホー雷電閂IPA

Oh! La! Ho Raiden Kannuki IPA is a 6% American IPA from Oh! La! Ho Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited Raiden range of beers with this one being dedicated to the greatest non-Yokozuna, or in fact the best ever sumo wrestler, Raiden Tameemon! It came on sale in April but it’s unknown whether it’s a one-off or …

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 …