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Daisen G Rauch Weizen by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Rauch Weizen 大山Gラオホヴァイツェン

Daisen G Rauch Weizen is a 7% smoked weizen from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their later winter seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using wheat malt and smoked malt which has been smoked using wood from beech trees. Daisen G Rauch Weizen Aroma and Taste Daisen G Rauch …

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison 反射炉花見鳥セゾン

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison is a 7% saison from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap at the time of writing. Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison, also known as uguisu saison, was aged in wine barrels for three months during winter and came on sale in March …

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo IPL 反射炉願成IPL

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL is a 5% India Pale Lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using only German hops which include Polaris, Hallertau Blanc, and Hull Melon. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether this is a one-off …

Daisen G Citra De Weiss by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Citra De Weiss 大山Gシトラ・デ・ヴァイス

Daisen G Citra De Weiss is a 5.5% hefeweizen from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was first released in 2018, though we’re unsure if it is going to come out again in the future. Daisen G Citra De Weiss Aroma and Taste …

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon いわて蔵桜風

Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is a 6% IPA from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and was first released in March 2018. The strange thing about the name is that in Japanese it’s called 桜風, which translates to “wind of cherry blossom” or “cherry blossom wind”. Unsurprisingly, Iwate Kura Pink Typhoon is brewed using …

Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter by Hi no Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Valentine's Porter

Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter is a 5% porter from Hi no Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though why it’s so late after Valentine’s day is anyone’s guess.I drank Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter in 30c heat after the recent Osaka …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Citrus, or to give it its proper name of Ise Kadoya Hanakin Shitorasu, is a 5% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Hanakin seasonal range of beers, with this one being their spring contribution. With this effort, Ise Kadoya swapped over the yeast and used yeast harvested from carnation flowers – …

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale

Ise Kadoya Maria Ale is a 6% something kind of beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. Why is it a “something” kind of beer? Well after doing some research into Ise Kadoya Maria Ale, it’s been labelled …

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale by Hakone Beer

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale

Hakone Harumeki Pale Ale is a 5.5% English pale ale from Hakone Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range of beers, on sale from the beginning of March until stocks sell out, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across the Kanto area. It’s also won a couple of awards at the Asia …

Baeren Rye by Baeren Beer

Baeren Rye ベアレンライ麦ビール

Baeren Rye is a 5.5% rye beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found on sale from March onwards until stocks last. Baeren Rye uses imported German rye for the beer though we’re unsure about how much rye goes towards the malt bill. Baeren Rye Aroma and Taste Baeren Rye poured out …