Ise Kadoya KoiKoi Mikan by Ise Kadoya

Koi koi mikan 恋来いみかんビール

Ise Kadoya Koi Koi Mikan is a 4% seasonal fruit ale made with Naize Mikan oranges from south Mie prefecture. Ise Kadoya Koi Koi Mikan Beer Aroma and Taste Koi Koi Mikan Beer pours out a light, hazy gold with a lot of floating particulate. The nose is malty and hoppy like a pale ale, with a slight sweet and …

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Baeren Hana Beer by Baeren

Baeren Hana Beer

Baeren Hana Beer is a 5.5% pilsner from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of a colloboration effort they did with Light Up Nippon, geared towards getting people to remember the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred in March 11th, 2011 by creating a massive firework festival for people all over Japan to come and watch. As such, ¥60 from every bottle of Baeren …

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale is a 6% blonde ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their late summer / autumn seasonal lineup which can be found in both bottle and on tap. It’s brewed with Vic Secret hops produced in Australia and first released to brewers in 2011. At the time of writing, it’s …

Brimmer Session IPA by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Session IPA

Brimmer Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer, under the speciality banner, and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Summer onwards. It was first released in 2016 though whether it will appear again is unknown at the time of writing. …

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Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale

Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale is a 4.5% mild ale by Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their annual summer seasonal release and can be found in both bottles and on tap too. Shiga Kogen Not So Mild Ale was originally brewed with Nøgne Ø, a Norwegian brewery, for the Tokyo Beer Festival back in 2009, …

Fujizakura Munchen Lager by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Munchen Lager

Fujizakura Munchen Lager is a 5% helles from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Fujizakura Munchen Lager has an IBU of 30 and won the gold medal at the 2015 World Beer Awards for the World’s Best Helles beer – however, you …

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, …