Minoh Blooming IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Blooming IPA 箕面ブルーミングIPA

Minoh Blooming IPA is a 6% Belgian IPA from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using five different kinds of American hops and uses Belgian yeast during fermentation. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Minoh Blooming IPA is a …

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 箕面バレルエイジインペリアルスタウト

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a 9.5% imperial stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their barrel aged range of beers, along with the Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial IPA, that have been stored in Ichiro’s Malt Whiskey casks for over a year. Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is only out during the cold months of the …

Minoh Godfather 6 by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 6 箕面ゴッドファーザー6

Minoh Godfather 6, or Minoh Godfather 6 Rice Hop Ale, is a 6% rice beer from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their Masaji Beer Project and as such, the recipe changes each year. This iteration of Minoh Godfather contains locally sourced rice and imported USA and NZ hops. Minoh Godfather 6 Aroma and Taste Minoh Godfather 6 …

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Minoh Bloom by Minoh Beer

Minoh Bloom

Minoh Bloom is a 5.5% golden ale. It’s part of Minoh’s seasonal lineup, and is made with five different varieties of hop. At the time of writing it seems to be out of season, so check the link at the bottom of the review for current availability. Minoh Beer, along with Tamamura Honten, are one of my favourite breweries in …

Minoh Dark Lager by Minoh Beer

Minoh Dark Lager

Minoh Dark Lager, or this version named Minoh Papa Zaru No Lager (Daddy monkey’s lager), is a 5% Vienna lager, brewed by Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. Minoh Dark Lager used to be part of their seasonal range and from 2016, it made a reappearance as part of Minoh’s Zaru range of beers, which are dedicated to the monkeys that …

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Minoh Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Stout

Minoh Stout is a 5.5% stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. In 2016, Minoh Stout won the award for World’s Best Stout (Japan) at the World Beer Awards, so don’t let the massive sticker on the front fool …

Minoh Godfather 5 by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 5 by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 5 is a 5% amber lager from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their annual effort in the Masaji Beer Project, run in colloboration with other breweries in Japan. Minoh Godfather 5, if the name isn’t a giveaway, is the fifth effort in the series and is sold in both bottles and on tap across …

Minoh Bosuzaru IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Bosuzaru IPA

Minoh Bosuzaru IPA is a 6% black IPA, sometimes called a Cascadian IPA, from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of the three monkey beers with Minoh Kozaru IPA and Minoh Osaru IPA, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The Bosuzaru refers to the term of the alpha male, or the …

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA is a 9.5% double IPA from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Kansai. It’s part of their annual limited edition range of beers, and this one is usually released late September / October time. Okay, so some of you might have realised by now that Rob is the BeerTengoku powerhouse in these parts. I’m constantly amazed at …

Minoh Godfather 4 by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 4

Minoh Godfather, or to give it its full name Minoh Godfather 4, is a 5.5% Belgian stout from Minoh Beer that is part of their annual release towards the Masaji Beer Project. This project was designed to commemorate the life of Ōshita-san, the once head of the company. The beer has been infused with yuzu, or Japanese citron, which is …