Hi no Tani Sour Beer by Hi no Tani Beer

Hi no Tani Sour Beer

Hi no Tani Sour Beer is a 5% sour beer from Hi no Tani Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles outside of the brewpub, and on tap there. Hi no Tani Sour Beer is brewed using a sour mashing process, a traditional method used in Germany under the famed …

Kure Pale Ale by Kure Beer

Kure Pale Ale

Kure Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. It’s brewed using four different kinds of aroma hops, though which ones they are is unsure as nothing is listed about them on …

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Baeren Summer Weizen by Baeren 

Baeren Summer Weizen

Baeren Summer Weizen is a 5% German Hefeweizen brewed by Baeren, in Iwate, Japan. Confusingly, Baeren also make a winter weizen but it seems this is the summer version of it that can still be found throughout Japan. Baeren Summer Weizen differs from the Baeren Winter Weizen in that the flavours are softer to accommodate the searing heat that is face by those …

Baird Cool Breeze Pils by Baird Beer

Baird Cool Breeze Pils

Baird Cool Breeze Pils is a 6% Bohemian style pilsner from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the summer line up of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Baird Cool Breeze Pils was first released back in 2001 and since then has seen minor changes in it’s recipe, …

Nagisa Heaven by Nagisa Beer

We all have our favourite styles of beer that we can always rely on. You know, the old standards for when you’re standing in the beer section of Seijo Ishii or Minemart with a rapidly warming bottle of Brewdog Cocoa Psycho in one hand (900 yen a pop) and 5 cans of chuhai in the other (total price: 900 yen) …

Kohan On The Rock Beer by Tazawako Kohan No Mori Beer

Kohan On The Rock Beer

Kohan On The Rock Beer is a 6% dunkler bock beer from Tazawako Kohan No Mori Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It was first released in 2011 and since then, it has become part of their summer seasonal line up. It’s meant to be drunk with ice, hence the name “on the rock” but why you would voluntarily dilute your …

Wind Valley Weizen by Kaze no Tani Brewery

Wind Valley Weizen

Wind Valley Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Kaze no Tani Brewery, based in Shizuoka. It’s part of their summer seasonal range of craft beers and like the rest of the beers from Kaze no Tani Brewery, it has been classified as an organic beer. Wind Valley Weizen is brewed with a grain bill consisting of 50% wheat malt and undergoes natural carbonation …

Yokohama Seya no Komugi Beer by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Seya no Komugi Beer

Yokohama Seya no Komugi Beer is a 5.5% wheat ale from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It is part of their Summer seasonal line up and contains wheat, or komugi, that has been locally sourced from the Seya-ward of Yokohama, about 10kms west of Yokohama centre itself. It was first released in 2015 on tap only, but in 2016, …

Ushitora Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition by Ushitora Brewery

Ushitora Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition

Ushitora Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition, officially known as Ushitora #096 Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition Extreme Coffee, is a 9.3% Imperial stout from Ushitora Brewery, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s the latest iteration of the beer from Ushitora Brewery, following their #009 Mashi Mashi and #072 Mashi Mashi Spring editions. At the time of writing, it can …

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Kolsch

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate. It was once part of their summer range a few years back and reemerged in the June 2016, in both canned and draft form. It’s brewed to a traditional Cologne style recipe though besides that, not much else is know about this beer. Ginga Kogen …