Minamishinshu Alps Weizen by Komagatake Brewery

Minamishinshu Alps Weizen 南信州 アルプスヴァイツェン

Minamishinshu Alps Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Komagatake Brewery, based in Komagone, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their late summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Minamishinshu Alps Weizen Aroma and Taste Minamishinshu Alps Weizen poured out a slightly hazy golden straw colour with a meagre amount of white head …

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop 志賀高原ソルティーホップ

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop is a 4.5% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and first came out in 2015. Since then, Shiga Kogen Salty Hop has made random appearances throughout the year, usually around summer time. It’s brewed using locally grown irises and peppers and also sea salt harvested from the Japan …

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale by Komagatake Brewery

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale 南信州ビール宝剣岳エール

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale is a 5% golden ale from Komagatake Brewery, based in Komagane, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of the summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was first released in 2017 and Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale is named after Mount Hōken, at 2,931m high, is one of major peaks in Kiso Mountains or Central Alps, …

Shiga Kogen Festival Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Festival Saison志賀高原フェスティバルセゾン

Shiga Kogen Festival Saison is a 6% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition summer line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The 2018 version of Shiga Kogen Festival Saison was brewed using Bru-1 hops – an experimental hop from the USA. Shiga Kogen Festival Saison …

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA 伊勢角屋サマービーチIPA

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup of beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA is brewed using 8 different hops: Authanum, Cascade, Centennial, Polaris, Ekuanot, Waimea, Summer, and Falconer’s Flight. Ise Kadoya …

Baird Japan Tale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Japan Tale Ale ベアード日本物語エール

Baird Japan Tale Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range of beers and can be found on sale from the end of July onwards. It’s brewed using indigenous ingredients to Japan, such as korizato (rock sugar), ume (plums), and also Japanese wheat. Baird also use US Northern Brewer, Santiam, and …

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager ベアードアジアンビューティびわラガー

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is a 4% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is part of Baird Beer’s summer range and can be found on sale from August onwards. It is brewed using Maris Otter, Vienna, and Caragold malt along with New Zealand Cascade, French Aramis and Japanese Shinshuwase hops. Baird also use …

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 …