Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout

Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout is a 5.5% stout from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range of beers, though if their recent releases are to go by, Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout is similar to their recent foray into flavoured bottled stouts, such as their Almond Coffee Stout. Moreover, Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout is …

Preston Irish Ale by Preston Ale

Preston Irish Ale

Preston Irish Ale is a 5% stout beer from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations. Like many other of the Preston Ale range of beers, Preston Irish Ale has also won some awards including, most prestigiously, the World Beer Award for …

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Minoh Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Stout

Minoh Stout is a 5.5% stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. In 2016, Minoh Stout won the award for World’s Best Stout (Japan) at the World Beer Awards, so don’t let the massive sticker on the front fool …

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, …