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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 …

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Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Paid Vacation IPA あおいペードヴァケーションIPA

Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is a 6.5% English IPA from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Aoi Brewing Paid Vacation IPA is part of their bottled lineup and has also been seen on tap across primarily the Chubu and Kanto areas. It’s brewed using Maris Otter Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Munich Malt with Challenger, Fuggle, and Kent Golding hops from …

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 反射炉頼朝ポーター

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 …