Be Easy Waiha Session IPA by Be Easy Brewing 

Be Easy Waiha Session IPA

Be Easy Waiha Session IPA is a 4.8% session IPA from Be Easy Brewing, based in Aomori, Japan. Be Easy Waiha Session IPA is the fourth beer from the Be Easy Brewing and is part of their main lineup of draft beer, though there has been no news on whether we will see a bottled version soon. Be Easy Waiha Session IPA is …

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is a 5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative project they did with Transporter magazine, and it can be found in both bottles and on tap. Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is brewed with Mosaic hops imported from the US. It was first on sale …

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Coedo Marihana by Coedo

Hitsuji Inside Beer 3 Coedo Marihana

Coedo MarihanaCoedo 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, …

Songbird Session IPA by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Session IPA

Songbird Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, Chiba. It’s part of their 2016 limited edition line up, and was first released in May 2016. It’s brewed using Cascade hops (we think!) but besides that, there is no other information on the label nor on the Brewery Songbird homepage. Songbird Session IPA Aroma and …

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano. The beer is part of the Karuizawa Kogen Beer range though with Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA, Yo-Ho Brewing decided to bring back a seasonal beer for a second time. Their summer range of beers are usually one-offs. At the time of writing, it can be found in …

Atsugi Camden IPA by Atsugi Beer

Atsugi Camden IPA is a 5% session IPA brewed by Atsugi Beer, based in Atsugi, Kanagawa. It’s an additional beer to their range of contract beers as this is brewed for the Beer Pub Camden range of bars in Tokyo. It was first brewed as part of the 5th anniversary celebrations for the bar but can be found on tap both …

Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison by Kumazawa Shuzo

Craft Beer Market Koenji Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison

Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison is a 4.5% session IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa. It’s part of their draft line up and is brewed using French saison yeast instead of their usual IPA yeast. At the time of writing, Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison is available from spring onwards on a limited basis. Shonan Beer Session IPA …

Ise Kadoya Tokyo Beer Wheat by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Tokyo Beer Wheat

Ise Kadoya Tokyo Beer Wheat, or as I like to call it, how-t0-missell-your-beer, is a 4% session IPA that was originally released for Tokyo Beer Week 2015 by Ise Kadoya Brewery. Why are we reviewing it so late? Well, it was sat in the BeerTengoku cellar and during a recent tidy-up, was found lurking with the expiry date coming up …

Minoh Kozaru IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Kozaru IPA

The monkey from Minoh returns with Minoh Kozaru IPA, a golden ale / IPA hybrid that is Minoh’s entry into the session range of IPAs that are all the rage. The session IPA is dominated by the American style of IPA, so expect a high level of hops while keeping the ABV at a range between 4% to 5.5% which Minoh …