Iwami Saison by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Saison 石見セゾン

Iwami Saison is a 4.5% saison from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally sourced rice from Hameda city, yuzu from Masuda city, and German Hallertau hops as well. Iwami Saison Aroma and Taste Iwami Saison poured …

Iwami Belgian White by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Belgian White 石見ベルジャンホワイト

Iwami Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in bottles. Iwami Belgian White is brewed using locally sourced sansho pepper and lemons from the Hiroshima area. On top of this, it also contains rice kouji (the stuff used to make sake …

Iwami Dry Stout by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Dry Stout 石見ドライスタウト

Iwami Dry Stout is a 5% stout from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beer and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally roasted coffee from the Hamada region and hopped with German Nugget hops. Iwami Dry Stout Aroma and Taste Iwami Dry …

Iwami American Pale Ale by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami American Pale Ale 石見アメリカンペールエール

Iwami American Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of craft beer and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Unlike most of the beers from Iwami Bakushu, the strangest adjunct contained in Iwami American Pale Ale are lemons sourced from …

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 by Shimane Beer Company

Matsue Choco No 7 松江ビアへるん・ショコラNo.7

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is an 8% stout from Shimane Beer Company, from Shimane and it’s a part of their winter lineup of craft beer. It is usually released a few weeks in advance of Valentine’s Day, with the traditional viewpoint that women are going to buy this for a special person in their life. Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is brewed …

Shimane Yuzu Fresh by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Yuzu Fresh

Yuzu are pretty versatile, with their uses ranging from baths to cooking to beers. Shimane Yuzu Fresh has plenty of the fruit. It’s a saison-style beer from Shimane Beer, and is the first time we’ve encountered a saison made with yuzu. Shimane Beer style it as a Belgian fruit beer. Shimane Yuzu Fresh contains locally sourced fresh yuzu and also plenty …

Shimane Rihaku Orochi by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Orochi

Shimane Rihaku Orochi is a 9% barleywine from Shimane Beer Company that was first brewed in 2014 and is part of their winter seasonal beer range. While it is a barleywine, Shimane Beer Company collaborated with Rihaku Sake Brewery and used sake yeast so making it a rice barleywine beer. It’s on sale from December onwards and can be found in …

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Shimane Zeus Bitter by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Zeus Bitter

Shimane Zeus Bitter is a 4.5% English bitter from Shimane Beer Company that is part of their limited edition range of beers. Shimane Beer Company went pretty far to use Zeus hops as the ones they used were 100% home grown. Zeus hops are more commonly found as part of the trifecta of CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and the …

Matsue Pale Ale by Shimane Beer Company

Matsue Pale Ale

Matsue Pale Ale is an English style pale ale from Shimane Beer Company. It has an abv of 5% and is part of the all-year range from Shimane Beer Company that can be bought either in cans, bottles, or on draught form. Matsue Pale Ale Aroma and Taste The first thing I noticed when Matsue Pale Ale quickly left the can was …

Shimane Apple Barley by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Apple Barley

Shimane Apple Barley is not your usual kind of barley wine as it’s made with dried apples from the local area to produce a this 9% apple-infused barley wine. It’s an all year round beer that I’ve had on tap before at Popeye’s in Ryogoku and was happy to find it in bottled form. However, unlike most barley wines that …