Hansharo English Pale Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo English Pale Ale

Hansharo English Pale Ale is a 5% English bitter from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It can be found in both bottles and on tap. Peculiarly, Hansharo English Pale Ale is also known as Hansharo Tarouzaemon Best Bitter which seems to make more sense than its English pale ale designation on the label. It’s brewed using imported Maris Otter and …

Baird Wheat King Wit by Baird Beer

Baird Wheat King Wit

Baird Wheat King Wit is a 5% witbier from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer, and Baird Wheat King Wit can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike other witbiers, Baird Wheat King Wit doesn’t contain any orange peel or coriander during brewing, so if you’re expecting something with those flavours …

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter by Hansharo Beer 

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter

Hansharo Yoritomo Porter is a 5% porter from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers with no plans for it to be released in bottled form. It was first released in 2009 and since then, Hansharo Yoritomo Porter has been making sporadic appearances in winter. However, in 2013 Hansharo decided to renew the recipe …

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Hansharo Hyoro Triple by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Hyoro Triple

Hansharo Hyoro Triple is a 6% Belgian tripel from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at the time of writing. Hansharo Hyoro Triple was first released in 2016 though we’re unsure what went into it as the Hansharo Beer homepage is lacking in any detailed …

Hansharo Soun APA by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Soun APA / Hansharo American Pale Ale

Hansharo Soun APA, also known as Hansharo American Pale Ale, is a 5% American Pale ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka Japan. It’s part of their all-year round up and can be found in both bottles and cans. There may be some bottles of Hansharo Soun APA with the “old” design on them, a simple logo of Hansharo Beer, though …

Hansharo Indra by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Indra

Hansharo Indra is a 7.5% American IPA from Hansharo Beer. Like many of their special beers, it’s only available on draft only though it can be found across Japan. It was first released in November 2016 though there is a lack of information, both in English and in Japanese, about what malts and hops went into making it. Hansharo Indra …

Baird Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine by Baird Beer

Baird Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine

Baird Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine is an 11% barley wine from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up and can be found in bottles and on tap from February onwards. The name roughly translates to “stubborn old man” and is brewed with Maris Otter, along with some rye and cara malts too. The 2016 …

Wind Valley Red Ale by Wind Valley Brewery

Wind Valley Red Ale

Wind Valley Red Ale is a 5.5% amber ale from Wind Valley Brewery, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though we have seen it in stores quite recently in June so it may have made the move to their all year series. Wind Valley Red Ale is brewed using water sourced from the Hakone Fuji area …

Baird Numazu Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Numazu Lager

(Contains spoilers for the 2007 Christian Bale/ Hugh Jackman movie “The Prestige”, so go and watch that before reading this if you don’t want the end kind of spoiled, although to be honest you can work it out by the halfway point of the movie. Great movie too. David Bowie’s in it!) Well, this is awkward. Back in summer I …

Hansharo Yama Da! Koyo Da! Wheat Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Yama Da! Koyo Da! Wheat Ale

Hansharo Yama Da! Koyo Da! Wheat Ale is a 5% American wheat ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their Autumn seasonal line up and its name  roughly translates to “Look at the mountains! Look at the falling leaves!” – talk about writing a catchy name there. The brewer, Yamada-san, is known for his liking of …