Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon いわて蔵桜風

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is a 6% IPA from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and was first released in March 2018. The strange thing about the name is that in Japanese it’s called 桜風, which translates to “wind of cherry blossom” or “cherry blossom wind”. Unsurprisingly, Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is brewed using …

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan Beer Sakura Gose 湘南さくらゴーゼ

Shonan Beer Gose is a 4.5% gose from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative effort with Burnside Brewing Company, based in Oregon, USA, who hosted Takashi Tsutsui, who went over towards the middle of 2016 to brew this beer. This gose was kettle soured with Burnside’s house lactobacillus and has a delicate floral presence of Sakura which have …

Fujizakura Heights Sakura Bock by Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu

Fujizakura Heights Sakura Bock 富士桜高原さくらボック

Fujizakura Heights Sakura Bock is a doppelbock style beer from Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu in Yamanashi. It’s an 8% spring seasonal that can be found on the shelves for quite a while due to its long shelf life of around six to eight months. It’s also a multiple award winning beer, having even won awards for World’s Best German Pale Lager, even …

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat by Aqula

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wit あくらさくら酵母ウィート

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat is brewed using natural sakura, or cherry blossom, yeast that has been developed by Akita Food Institute in conjunction with Aqula. It’s a 5% wit that has not been pasteurized to allow the yeast to further develop flavours in Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat as it is bottle conditioned. The photo below is of the beer before the …

Sankt Gallen Sakura by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Sakura

Sankt Gallen Sakura is the spring addition to the sweet fruits range from Sankt Gallen and uses sakura, better known as cherry blossom, synonymous with Japanese springtime. It’s a 5% fruit / spiced beer that goes on sale from mid-February annually and is based on a wheat beer recipe. For those who need further details about the amounts used, 60kgs …