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Hitachino Yosano Fresh CC by Kiuchi Brewery 

Hitachino Yosono Fresh CC

Hitachino Yosano Fresh CC is a 4.0% American pale ale from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their limited draft only release and as such, there are no plans to release it in bottles. Hitachino Yosano Fresh CC uses hops from Yosano town, based in Kyoto, which is part of a collaborative project between towns in the area …

Ushitora Fujin by Ushitora Brewing

Ushitora Fujin

Ushitora Fujin is a 7.3% American IPA from Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their special lineup from Uetake-san but the most surprising thing about it is not that it’s another American IPA from Ushitora but it’s a beer that has been brewed numerous times and has seen an evolution in its taste. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, …

Ushitora Okaeri Pils by Ushitora Brewing

Bakushuan Ebisu Ushitora Kaeripils

Ushitora Okaeri Pils is a 5.5% pilsner brewed by Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi. It’s #119 in the ever expanding list of Uetake-san’s beers – surely someone must have a personal favourite there by now?! Like pretty much the rest of the Ushitora Brewing range, trying to find any information about their beer is next to impossible, and like the rest …

Ushitora Virgin Trip IPA by Ushitora Brewing

Bakushuan Ebisu Ushitora Virgin Trip IPA

Ushitora Virgin Trip IPA, or #113 Virgin Trip IPA to give it its official designation, is a 7.2% American IPA brewed by Ushitora Brewing, based on Tochigi, Japan. Like pretty much the rest of the Ushitora Brewing range, trying to find any information about their beer is next to impossible, and like the rest of the batches brewed by them, Ushitora Virgin …

Nasu Kogen Stout by Nasu Kohgen Beer

Nasu Kogen Stout

Nasu Kogen Stout is a 6% stout from Nasu Kohgen Beer that is part of their “The Craft Beer’s Secrets” range of beers, which also happens to be their regular all-year round range. While the ingredients to the Nasu Kogen Beer range can be found quite easily, that is, malt, water, and hops, the unknown quality is the yeast as …

Nasu Kogen Momiji Ale by Nasu Kogen Beer

Nasu Kogen Momiji Ale

Nasu Kogen Momiji Ale is a 5% spiced / fruit beer from Nasu Kohgen Beer. It is part of their autumn seasonal lineup and is on sale from the beginning of October. The word momiji translates into maple in English and the leaves are a common fixation with Japanese cuisine, in particular sweets, around that time of year, with momiji …

Nasu Kogen Scottish Ale by Nasu Kohgen Beer

Nasu Kogen Scottish Ale

Nasu Kogen Scottish Ale is a 5% Scotch ale from Nasu Kohgen Beer, based in Nasu-city, Tochigi. It’s part of their The Craft Beer’s Secrets The flavour range of beers (if that makes any sense at all) where the in-house yeast is an unknown strain used for the majority of their beers. Nasu Kogen Scottish Ale won bronze medal at the 2008 World …

Nasu Kogen Ai by Nasu Kougen Beer

Nasu Kogen Ai

Nasu Kogen Ai is a 5% pilsner lager from Nasu Kohgen Beer, based in Tochigi prefecture. It’s brewed using locally sourced water from the melted snow on top of the mountains, and is one of the few beers in Japan to receive the royal warrant. It can be found in both bottles and on tap throughout the year. Nasu Kogen …

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 …

Ushitora One Pint Mind Double IPA by Ushitora Brewing

Ushitora One Pint Mind Double IPA

UshiTora One Pint Mind Double IPA is a 8.4% Double / Imperial IPA from Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of Uetake-san’s range of beers he produces for the brewery and was first released in 2015 under Ushitora #28 One Pint Mind Double IPA. In 2016, it made a reappearance under the Ushitora #96 One Pint Mind Double IPA. Ushitora …