Ginmai White by Tainai Kogen Beer

Ginmai White 吟米ホワイト

Ginmai White is a 5% Belgian witbier from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Tainai city, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Ginmai Beer line up that uses locally sourced koshihikari rice from the Niigata area, which is also the same kind used by the sake manufacturers in Niigata. Ginmai White Aroma and Taste DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREEN! That …

Ginmai IPA by Tainai Kogen Beer

Ginmai IPA 吟米IPA

Ginmai IPA is a 6% English IPA from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Ginmai Beer range and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though the latter is likely to only be in Niigata. Ginmai IPA, like the white, is brewed using locally grown Koshihikari rice, one of Japan’s most famous strains …

Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison by Strange Brewing

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Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison is a 6% fruit beer / saison from Strange Brewing, based in Uonuma, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and is brewed using locally grown yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison Aroma and Taste Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison came up a dark orange with hints …

Myoko Kogen Pilsner by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Pilsner 妙高高原ピルスナー

Myoko Kogen Pilsner is a 5% Czech pilsner from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike most pilsners in Japan, Myoko Kogen Pilsner is brewed to a traditional Czech recipe and uses imported Czech Saaz hops as well. Myoko Kogen Pilsner Aroma and …

Swan Lake Flowery IPA by Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Flowery IPA スワンレイクフラワリーIPA

Swan Lake Flowery IPA is a 6% American IPA from Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort they did with United Arrows and uses a flower local to Agano city, in Niigata, that impart flavour, though which flower is unknown. Swan Lake Flowery IPA Aroma and Taste Swan Lake Flowery IPA poured out …

Echigo Always A White by Echigo Beer

Echigo Always A White エチゴオールウェイズアホワイト

Echigo Always A White is a 5% wit from Echigo Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It first came on sale in June 2018 and can be found in cans only at the time of writing. Not much is known about it – it’s so new that there is nothing on the Echigo Beer website about it. The only thing I …

Hakkaisan Alt by Hakkaisan Sake Brewing

Hakkaisan Alt 八海山アルト

Hakkaisan Alt is a 5% altbier from Hakkaisan Sake Brewing based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer can be found in bottles or on tap across Japan. We’re yet to see it in bottles smaller than 500ml though but check out the links below if you want the smaller bottled version. Not much else is known about …

Golden Slumber Pale Ale by Strange Brewing

Golden Slumber Pale Ale ストレンジゴールディンスランバーペールエール

Golden Slumber Pale Ale is a 5% English pale ale from Strange Brewing, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap. Strange Brewing is owned by Aoki-san from Bakushu Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Golden Slumber Pale Ale is brewed using English malt and yeast though which …

Myoko Kogen Weizen by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Weizen 妙高高原ヴァイツェン

Myoko Kogen Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and comes in two different labels – this one below and also the bog-standard regular boring label. Myoko Kogen Weizen Aroma and Taste Myoko Kogen Weizen poured out a slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a plump …

Myoko Dark Lager by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Dark Lager 妙高ダークラガー

Myoko Dark Lager is a 5% schwarzbier from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Myoko Dark Lager is brewed with four different kinds of malts being Pilsner, Caramel, Munchen, and Black. Myoko Dark Lager Aroma and Taste Myoko Dark Lager poured …