Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager is a 5% rice lager brewed by Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, though it seems it can be found throughout the year. It’s brewed using Omachi rice that has been polished until 60%, the kind of rice that is used in Ginjo sake. To bring out more of the …

Tsuyama Alt by Tago Brewery Company

Tsuyama Alt

Tsuyama Alt is a 5% weizen-alt style beer from Tago Brewery Company, based in Okayama. I got this bottle as a present from the wife who often goes to that area of Japan for business as I asked her for some Doppo Beer. I guess Tago and Doppo are easily confused. I haven’t seen Tsuyama Alt on draft anywhere during my travels …

Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch by Tago Brewery Company

Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch

Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Tago Brewery Company. The bottle below is the regular version of Tsuyama Itsuha Kolsch as it comes in two different bottles, with the other having an image of Venus on the front. The PR department must be praised for not having Uranus on the front cover as we at BeerTengoku would have had …

Doppo White Chocolate by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo White Chocolate

Doppo White Chocolate is Miyashita Shuzo’s effort for Christmas festivities and is a 5% golden ale that is on sale all year round it seems, alongside its Valentine’s cousin, Doppo Chocolate Beer. It is made with cocoa extract and orange peel in the mash to bring out the chocolate flavour though why it isn’t advertised for White Day is lost on …

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Doppo Weizen by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Weizen

Doppo Weizen is a German style hefeweizen from Miyashita Shuzo in Okayama. It’s a top fermented beer that is brewed using 50% more wheat than normal and has an abv of 5%. Doppo Weizen has also won a couple of domestic awards in 2008 and in 2012 at the National Liquors Conference but nothing else besides that. Doppo Weizen Aroma and …

Doppo Chocolate by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Chocolate

Doppo Chocolate is Miyashita Shuzo’s annual gift to craft beer drinkers in Japan – a stout fortified with cocoa powder, ready for that (lonely) Valentine’s night. It’s a bottom fermented beer brewed with seven different hops although the addition of such a large amount of coca means Doppo Chocolate is sold under the classification of a happoshu. Doppo Chocolate Aroma and Taste …

Doppo Imperial Ale by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Imperial Ale

Doppo Imperial Ale by Miyashita Shuzo is an American strong. It contains about 1.5 times the amount of sugar used in standard pilsner and Doppo Imperial Ale is brewed with American yeast. Part of me wishes the doppo part of the name meant double so all those Latin lessons in school would finally pay off; however, I have a sneaking suspicion …