Shiga Kogen Kasumi by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Kasumi 志賀高原KASUMi

Shiga Kogen Kasumi, or to give it its full name of Shiga Kogen Kasumi IPA for Sennin, is a 4.5% session IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Shiga Kogen Kasumi was first released in May 2018, though this is …

Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA is a 3.9% Session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing. It’s a collaboration beer between Far Yeast Brewing and Beersonic, a bottle shop in Fukuoka, made using Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc hops. Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA poured out a hazy apple juice colour with a little …

Iwami Session IPA by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Session IPA 石見セッションIPA

Iwami Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Iwami Session IPA is brewed using sheequarsar and beets as well, making it happoshu. Iwami Session IPA Aroma and Taste The only other beer I’ve tried …

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2017: Session Wheat IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing

Session Wheat IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing 軽井沢高原2017年夏季限定セッションウィートIPA

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2017 Session Wheat IPA is a 4.5% session wheat IPA made by Yo-Ho Brewing. Such a snappy name. You’d expect it from the company that produce such hits as “I’m Sorry I Didn’t Ask What You Liked Yuzu Salt Session Ale” and “Fine Day Immortal Mountain Wizard Barley Wine”. It’s made using Yumekaori wheat, which is native …

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company 

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA / ファーイーストゆずセッションIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Far Yeast Brewing Company did with Beer Ma to celebrate the shop’s first year anniversary. Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is brewed using locally sourced yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. At the time of …

Brimmer Session IPA by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Session IPA ブリマーセッションIPA

Brimmer Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer, under the speciality banner, and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Summer onwards. It was first released in 2016 though whether it will appear again is unknown at the time of writing. …

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 Brewery

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 …

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 …