Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Thrash Lager by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Thrash Lager

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Thrash Lager is a 4.5% India Pale Lager from Oh! La! Ho Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and was first released in 2017. It has nothing to do with Thrash Zone in Yokohama, rather it’s just another collaborative effort with Transporter Beer magazine. Oh! La! Ho Captain …

Kisoji Porter by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Porter

Kisoji Porter is a 5% porter from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both cans and on tap across Japan, though the latter is much rarer. Kisoji Porter is brewed with three different kinds of base malts and then five different “colour” malts are added – that is to …

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin by Yo-Ho Brewing

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin by Yo-Ho Brewing ヤッホー僕ビール君ビールミッドナイト星人

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin is a hoppy amber ale with an ABV of 5.5%. It was released yesterday! (October 24th, 2017) Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin Appearance and Taste Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin pours out with a centimetre of beige foam. It’s a crystal-clear amber colour. Before getting a whiff of this, I was expecting …

Kisoji Smoked Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Smoked Ale

Kisoji Smoked Ale is a 5% rauchbier, or smoked beer, from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and was first released in late September 2016. There is no official listing on their website as to whether this is going to be continued next year or not, …

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Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA by Tamamura Honten 

Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA

Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA is a 9% imperial IPA from Tamamura Honten. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 at the Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival. It’s a merging of two styles of IPA: West Coast IPA and New England IPA. It’s name comes from the ancient Chinese proverb “A man who chases two …

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Yona Yona Ale (2017) by Yo-Ho Brewing

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Yo-Ho Brewing have updated their classic Yona Yona Ale for the 20th anniversary of its release. But how is it? Yona Yona is a 5.5% American Pale Ale made with Cascade hops. Twenty years is a long time in Japan craft beer history- especially considering the relaxed laws that triggered the first boom were only introduced twenty-three years ago. Yo-Ho …

Yo-Ho Father’s Day Red Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Yo-Ho Father's Day Red Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Father’s Day Red Ale is a 4.5% Irish Red Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing. It’s a limited edition beer brewed for Father’s Day, and is only available as part of the Father’s Day gift box. Father’s Day Red Ale Aroma and Taste Father’s Day Red Ale pours out a clear mahogany colour with a decent head that settles down to a …

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Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale is a 4.5% mild ale by Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their annual summer seasonal release and can be found in both bottles and on tap too. Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale was originally brewed with Nøgne Ø, a Norwegian brewery, for the Tokyo Beer Festival back in 2009, …

Kisoji Pale Ale by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Pale Ale 木曽路ペールエール

Kisoji Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, available both on tap and in cans, though the cans are a tad hard to distinguish from one another as they all have the same design, besides a small sticker that lies next to the …

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA

Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in June 2017 to celebrate the opening of The Farmhouse – a small little bar and hotel owned by Tamamura Honten. If you hadn’t guessed, Shiga Kogen New Engi-land IPA is another Japanese …