Hyappa Brews Stout by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Stout

Hyappa Brews Stout is a 5.5% stout from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles or on tap at the brewpub. According to the label, Hyappa Brews Stout also contains honey as well, thus making it a happo-shu grade beer, though that only applies to the tax bracket and not …

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Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout

Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout is a 5% stout from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though it is firmly advertised as a beer for Valentine’s Day and as such, it can be found on sale from January onwards, until stocks run out. Unlike other chocolate stouts that may use flavouring or chocolate bars, Iwate …

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 …

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout

Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout is a 6.5% spiced stout from Sankt Gallen Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range for Valentine’s day – a day in Japan where women tend to give men presents – and apparently it takes 10,000 black sesame seeds to make 1 bottle of Sankt Gallen Sesame Chocolate Stout, where one …

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Chocolate No. 7

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is an 8% stout from Shimane Beer Company, from Shimane and it’s a part of their winter lineup of craft beer. It is usually released a few weeks in advance of Valentine’s Day, with the traditional viewpoint that women are going to buy this for a special person in their life. Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is brewed …

Baird Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout

Baird Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout is a 5% stout from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka. It’s part of their seasonal line up of craft beer and can be found on sale in mid-November onwards. It’s brewed using smoked malt imported from Germany; the same kind of malt that is used in rauchbiers, and also contains locally grown habanero peppers, …

Sennan Stout by Sennan Craft Beer

Sennan Stout

Sennan Stout is a 7% English stout from Sennan Craft Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It took bronze at the International Beer Competition in 2014. Sennan Stout is brewed with double the amount of malt that Sennan Craft Beer usually use, hence …

Abashiri Prison Stout by Abashiri Brewery

Abashiri Prison Stout

Abashiri Prison Stout is a 5.5% stout brewed by Abashiri Beer, BeerTengoku’s absolute favourite beer maker (also our readers’ favourite too, if the page view stats are to be believed. You weirdos). God, I’m so busy. Busy busy busy. Test season at work, and looking after an increasingly wiggly baby on my days off. Rob sends me beers and wiggles his …

Nasu Kogen Stout by Nasu Kohgen Beer

Nasu Kogen Stout

Nasu Kogen Stout is a 6% stout from Nasu Kohgen Beer that is part of their “The Craft Beer’s Secrets” range of beers, which also happens to be their regular all-year round range. While the ingredients to the Nasu Kogen Beer range can be found quite easily, that is, malt, water, and hops, the unknown quality is the yeast as …