Dogo Kolsch by Dogo Beer

Dogo Kolsch道後ビール ケルシュ

Dogo Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Dogo Beer, based in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. And that’s all I could find out about it. Dogo Kolsch Aroma and Taste Dogo Kolsch poured out a biscuit amber colour with a thin layer …

Kamikatz Golden Rain by Rise & Win Brewing Company

Kamikatz Golden Rain カミカツゴールデン レイン

Kamikatz Golden Rain is a 6% spiced beer from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of the limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap from December onwards. Kamikatz Golden Rain was first released in December 2017 and is brewed using locally sourced lemons and ginger. At the time of writing, it’s unknown …

Sanuki Weizen by Kagawa Brewery

Sanuki Weizen

Sanuki Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen style beer from Kagawa Brewery, based in Shikoku. It’s available in both bottles and cans, though the labels vary greatly so make sure you know what you are getting yourself in for when you buy the canned version. The kuukai, or 空海 label, was introduced in 2006 as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations …

Umenishiki Pilsner by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Pilsner 梅錦ピルスナー

Umenishiki Pilsner is 5.5% pilsner from Umenishiki Yamakawa, based in Ehime prefecture. It is part of their all-year round range though at the time of writing, it is unknown whether Umenishiki Pilsner is based on a Czech or German recipe as even the Umenishiki homepage doesn’t list any information about it. It is also an award winning beer, having won either silver or …

Umenishiki Bock by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Bock

Umenishiki Bock is a 7% dunkler bock (or dark bock) from Umenishiki Yamakawa, and is produced all year round. For those interested in how it’s made, Umenishiki Yamakawa roast various different malts for different lengths of time and mix them all up. Umenishiki Bock also won silver and gold medals at the International Beer Competition back in 2008 and 2009 respectively. …

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale by Umenishiki Yamakawa is a Belgian strong ale style beer from Ehime prefecture. Wait. Aren’t all ales from Belgian strong? I don’t know about you but all my experiences of Belgian beers have been those over 8% or perhaps that’s my view. I’m not a big fan of kriek style beers with lashings of cherries so I’m …