Coedo Gattsu Pozu by Coedo 

Coedo Gattsu Pozu

Coedo Gattsu Pozu is a 10% double IPA, produced as a collaboration between Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan and Fieldworks Brewing Company, based in California, USA. It’s part of the Coedo limited edition range, and can be found in bottles and on tap. Gattsu Pozu is the Japanese expression used when a player comes up with the big play and shows …

Coedo Regista IPA by Coedo 

Coedo Regista IPA

Coedo Regista IPA is 6% American IPA from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, Saitama. It’s part of their draft only range (why oh why can’t they expand on their bottled range already) and can be found across Japan. First released at the Autumn Keyaki Beer Festival in 2017, Coedo Regista IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, and Motueka hops though when …

Tokorozawa Dark Horse by Tokorozawa Brewery

Tokorozawa Dark Horse

Tokorozawa Dark Horse is a 5.5% black IPA from Tokorozawa Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all year round of draft beers and is yet to see the light of day in terms of bottling. Besides that, not much else is known Tokorozawa Dark Horse as neither their homepage or other Japanese site lists the ingredients used; however, Tokorozawa Dark Horse …

Kobushi Hana Maibock by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Maibock

Kobushi Hana Maibock is a 7% maibock style from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Kobushi Hana Maibock is sometimes labelled as hellesbock, which is German for “light bock”, due its colour. At the time of writing, Kobushi Hana Maibock is brewed …

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Coedo Marihana by Coedo

Hitsuji Inside Beer 3 Coedo Marihana

Coedo Marihana is a 4.5% session IPA from Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan. It first came on sale in 2014 as part of their Spring / Summer seasonal beer range but it’s been so popular in bars across Japan it seems that it’s now available all-year round. The name “marihana” doesn’t follow the usual standard for Coedo and colours, instead …

Kobushi Hana Strong IPA by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Strong IPA

Kobushi Hana Strong IPA is a 7.5% English IPA from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and that’s about it for all we could out about this beer. Kobushi Hana Strong IPA Aroma and Taste I initially thought this was a mistake. Hanyu Brewery make the Kobushi Hana IPA and I found that to be …

Kobushi Hana Bohemian Style Golden Lager by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Bohemian-Style Golden Lager

Kobushi Hana Bohemian Style Golden Lager is a 5% Czech style pilsner from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama. It’s part of the all-year round line up from Hanyu Brewery. Besides being advertised as the “most popular style of beer in Japan”, it can be found readily available in bottled from online and on occasion, on draft form as well. Kobushi Hana Bohemian …

Kobushi Hana Belgium White by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Belgium White

Kobushi Hana Belgium White, by Hanyu Brewery (not Hangover Brewery, as my spell-checker is determined to keep correcting it to) is a 5% witbier that is sometimes also sold under the name of Kobushi Hana White Ale. It’s a top fermented style beer with an IBU of 18. To circumvent the Beer license law in Japan, Hanyu Brewery use orange and …

Romantic Village Kuro Beer by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Kuro Beer

Romantic Village Kuro Beer, sometimes called Romantic Village Kuro (Black) Beer is a schwarzbier style beer from Romantic Village Beer, also known as Utsunomiya Craft Beer. Confusing or what? Just pick a name and have done with it. It’s a 5% summer seasonal that is supposedly best served with the Romantic Village Pilsner as a black and tan, or half and half …

Coedo Beniaka by Coedo Beer

Coedo Beniaka

Coedo Beniaka had a full on upheaval in terms of recipes in 2015 with it undergoing some major cosmetic changes both in the recipe and also on the bottle. It went from a lager yeast style production of being top fermented, to an ale yeast bottom fermented beer. If that wasn’t enough, some of the hops were changed around and …