Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Wabi Sabi Pale Ale

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale is a 6% unfiltered pale ale made with wasabi and green tea. It’s part of Baird Beer’s year-round beer lineup. Wabi-Sabi is a funny sounding word for a deep existential aesthetic. It refers to the respect of imperfections and the transient nature of life- “Wabi” means rustic simplicity, and “Sabi” means the beauty that comes …

Shiga Kogen DPA by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen DPA

How the heck do Tamamura Honten knock out so many limited edition beers so quickly and so often? Shiga Kogen DPA, which means draft pale ale, is kind of a limited edition beer though the draft version of it can be found in places such as Craft Beer Bar in Kannai. Shiga Kogen DPA is a 5.5% American Pale Ale that was …

Kamakura Prime Beer Tsukiyo no Niji by Kamakura Beer

Kamakura Prime Beer Hoshi no Taiga

Kamakura Prime Beer Tsukiyo no Niji, which is part of the Kamakura Prime range, is 5.5% English pale from Kamakura Beer. It was randomly discovered after a trip to Mokichi in Fujisawa when Joe and myself went for a nice unromantic walk along the river down to, ahem, KY Liquor. Turns out that this is only sold during holiday periods …

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale is a hybrid of a pale ale and an IPA. Baird also decided to use some local ingredients; wasabi and green tea, when making this beer. Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale was originally released as a seasonal beer; however, at the time of writing, it has become one of the standard beers in the taprooms that we have …

Sankt Gallen Yokohama XPA by Sankt Gallen

sankt gallen yokohama xpa

Sankt Gallen Yokohama XPA is an IPA style beer that is sold as an extra pale ale by Sankt Gallen and is one of their strongest regular beers. Confused enough yet? It is also brewed on a recipe from 150 years ago and uses fresh Yokohama water from the source, and not the bay thankfully. Sankt Gallen Yokohama XPA has also …

Kamakura Pale Ale by Kamakura Beer

kamakura star pale ale

Finally, Kamakura Pale Ale by Kamakura Beer finds its way to BeerTengoku. Kamakura Beer isn’t that easy to find even though Kamakura Pale Ale is one of their main beers. A premium beer priced at about ¥500 a bottle, not including tax, means that it is often passed over for cheaper beer on the shelf. This beer is also sold under the name …

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Mitsuboshi Pale Ale by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Mitsuboshi Pale Ale is an English style pale ale brewed by Morita Kinshachi Brewery out of Nagoya. Mitsuboshi Pale Ale is based on a 19th century recipe for a style of beer that was popular under the three star brand. Brewed in a top-fermented style, so the yeast is at the top of the beer rather than at the bottom, Mitsuboshi Pale …

Shiga Kogen Pale Ale by Shiga Kogen Beer

Shiga Kogen Pale Ale

I’d just flown back to the mainland from Okinawa (arms tired, ho ho) and wanted a nice, light beer to refresh myself. I went for the Shiga Kogen Pale Ale by Shiga Kogen Beer and tried to formulate some thoughts before I collapsed from exhaustion. Shiga Kogen Pale Ale Aroma and Taste This beer pours smooth with no head, which …

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Ginga Kogen Pale Ale by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Pale Ale

Ginga Kogen Pale Ale is an American pale ale and advertised as a premium beer by Ginga Kogen. One of Ginga Kogen’s main beers, it is becoming increasingly common to see this in stores, and this was bought in my local regional supermarket for about ¥240. Ginga Kogen Pale Ale Aroma and Taste The first thing I noticed when Ginga …

Minoh Pale Ale by Minoh Beer

Minoh Pale Ale has slowly made inroads in Kanto recently, with Tokyu Hands being one of the main sellers of it in its bottled form after being only available in draft form for so long. The Pale Ale has also won two international awards; in 2003 at the International Beer convention and then four years later at the same convention. …