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Shonan IPA Equinox by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan IPA Equinox

Shonan IPA Equinox is 6% American IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Kumazawa Shuzo have been churning out this series of beers that contain the same base recipe for the beer, but altering it with different hops, with Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison, Shonan IPA HBC 342, and Shonan IPA Southern Cross all making appearances. Shonan IPA Equinox was first released in …

Shonan W-IPA by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan W-IPA

Shonan W-IPA is a 7.5% Imperial IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Joe couldn’t review this beer as he was unable to get over the pronunciation (It’s a called “double ipa” not “wipa”). It’s part of their annual winter seasonal lineup of draft beers though at the time of writing, there are no plans for it to be released …

Shonan Beer Barrel Aged Belgian Stout by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan Beer Barrel Aged Belgian Stout

Shonan Beer Barrel Aged Belgian Stout is a 10.5% Belgian stout from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. What Kumazawa Shuzo have done is taken their regular Belgian Stout and it has been aged in Ichiro’s Malt bourbon casks – something that happens with all of the beers in the Tengu series. As such, it’s sold in limited amounts though it …

Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest 2016

Every year, Kumazawa Brewing, makers of Shonan Beer, host the Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest at their on-site village around the brewery in Kagawa, Kanagawa from Saturday 8th October to Monday 10 October. Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest opens at 11:30 and runs until 21:00 with last entry at 20:30 while on the Monday, last entry is at 20:00 as it will close at 20:30. Tickets for Kumazawa …

Shonan Beer Alt by Kumazawa Brewery

Shonan Beer Alt

Shonan Beer Alt is a 5% alt style beer from Kumazawa Brewery. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers that can be found in both bottled and draft form. Not much information is out there about Shonan Beer Alt but it seems that the Enoshima Label version is also an alt, which would explain the original review of …

Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison by Kumazawa Shuzo

Craft Beer Market Koenji Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison

Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison is a 4.5% session IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo based in Kanagawa. It’s part of their draft line up and is brewed using French saison yeast instead of their usual IPA yeast. At the time of writing, Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison is available from spring onwards on a limited basis. Shonan Beer Session IPA …

Shonan Weizen by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Weizen

Shonan Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from Kumazawa Brewing that is, most surprisingly, a spring seasonal beer from them rather than part of their all-year round range of beers. There is a distinct lack of information about it on the Kumazawa Brewing homepage and their Shonan Weizenbock seems to bring up more results in Japanese and in English when I …

Shonan IPA Southern Cross by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan IPA Southern Cross

Shonan IPA Southern Cross is 6% American IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa. It’s part of their experimental American IPA series of beers on tap that use a variety of different hops. The Southern Cross hops, first released in 1994, are a species that has its base in three different hops: the New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” and a 1950’s research …

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Shonan Black IPA by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan Black IPA

Shonan Black IPA is a 6% black IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo that is part of their winter seasonal list. The Shonan Beer already has a “regular” IPA on the list, reviewed here, and this version is nigh on the same besides the usage of dark malt, possible carafa III, in the mashing stage, though at the time of writing, it …

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Shonan IPA by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan IPA

Shonan IPA is a 6% American style IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Chigasaki. Unlike the rest of the Shonan Beer range of experimental IPAs, Shonan IPA is part of their annual release of seasonal craft beers with this one coming out in winter time. However, unlike the experimental range of IPAs, this one is a mix of hops that don’t …