Aoi Zen-Infused Ocha Ale by Aoi Brewing

Aoi Zen-infused Ocha Ale

Aoi Zen-Infused Ocha Ale is a 5% spiced beer from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started out life as part of their seasonal draft range but made it into bottles in later 2016 and is now considered part of their all-year round lineup. It’s brewed with Pilsner along with Munich Malt and hopped with Magnum, Tettnang, and Styrian Golding hops …

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Hansharo Nouhei Steam by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Nouhei Steam

Hansharo Nouhei Steam is a 5% California Common beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan, and it’s name roughly translates to “Farmer Steam” with the hope of it giving energy to those in need of a cold beer. Hansharo Nouhei Steam …

Baird Cool Breeze Pils by Baird Beer

Baird Cool Breeze Pils

Baird Cool Breeze Pils is a 6% Bohemian style pilsner from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the summer line up of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Baird Cool Breeze Pils was first released back in 2001 and since then has seen minor changes in it’s recipe, …

Hyappa Leroy Stout by Hyappa Brews 

Hyappa Leroy Stout

Hyappa Leroy Stout is a 5.5% Stout from Hyappa Brews, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition bottled range, and like many other Hyappa Brews, contains an additional adjunct, in this case honey, to ensure that it obeys the happoshu laws for beer in Japan. Besides that, not much else is known about Hyappa Leroy Stout as their …

Hansharo Sumeragi by Hansharo Beer 

Hansharo Sumeragi

Hansharo Sumeragi is a 10% Barleywine from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though it was first released in December 2016. The most peculiar thing about Hansharo Sumeragi is that there is a best before date of May 2017 – barleywines can usually be kept for longer than six months so the flavours develop …

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Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale

Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and first came out in bottles in April 2017, though it has been served on draft since 2015. Aoi Harumi Mikan Ale is brewed using German Pilsner, and German wheat malt, along with Belgium Aroma 150, US Cascade, …

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Wabi Sabi Pale Ale

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale is a 6% unfiltered pale ale made with wasabi and green tea. It’s part of Baird Beer’s year-round beer lineup. Wabi-Sabi is a funny sounding word for a deep existential aesthetic. It refers to the respect of imperfections and the transient nature of life- “Wabi” means rustic simplicity, and “Sabi” means the beauty that comes …

Aoi Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale

Aoi Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale is a 5% wheat ale from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Like many other of their bottled beers, Aoi Brewing Sweet Desperation Grass Wheat Ale started out life in draft form before moving to bottled form towards the end of 2016. It’s brewed with Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt along with Saphir and Perle hops, …

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc

Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc is a 5% American wheat lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Besides having a mess of a name, Hansharo Wheat Lager Blanc is part of their limited edition bottle range and was first released in 2017 though there is no information about it on the Hansharo Blog or their shop page. At the time of …

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny

Hyappa Brews Miso Korny is a 5% ABV spiced beer from Hyappa Brews in Aichi prefecture. It’s made with black pepper and Hatcho miso paste, and is part of their limited edition bottled range. It’s also an abomination. Hyappa Brews Miso Korny Aroma and Taste I thought I knew what to expect with this beer. I was the one who …