Gassan Pilsner by Gassan Beer

Gassan Pilsner

Gassan Pilsner is a 5% pilsner from Gassan Beer, based in Yamagata, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round offerings and can be found in both bottles and on tap at several locations in Yamagata. It’s brewed using locally sourced water from an aquifer 10m underground Mount Gassan and unlike many other touristy beers, Gassan Pilsner is classified as a beer, …

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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 …

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Sakura Hayama Lager by Sakura Brewery 

Sakura Hayama Lager

Sakura Hayama Lager is a 5% pilsner from Sakura Brewery, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round line up and can be bound in both bottles and on tap across Japan. To get around the happoshu beer licensing laws, Sakura Hayama contains 98% malts with adjuncts such as coriander being used to ensure that Sakura Hayama Lager comes in under …

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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 …

Baeren Rye by Baeren Beer

Baeren Rye

Baeren Rye is a 5.5 rye beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found on sale from March onwards until stocks last. Baeren Rye uses imported German rye for the beer though we’re unsure about how much rye goes towards the malt bill. Baeren Rye Aroma and Taste Baeren Rye poured out …

Gassan Munchener by Gassan Beer

Gassan Munchner

Gassan Munchener is a 5% dunkel beer from Gassan Beer, based in Yamagata, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal line up and is sold under their Gassan Special range of beers, that seem to have the same coloured special label, and no other way to tell the difference unless you look on their website. It’s brewed using roast malt …

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi by Naruko no Kaze Beer

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi is a 5% rice lager from Naruko no Kaze Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi is brewed using locally sourced rice from the Miyagi area and also filtered water that is obtained from …

Baeren Colonia by Baeren

Baeren Colonia

Baeren Colonia is a 5% kölsch from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their annual limited edition release to celebrate the anniversary of their brewery, with this 2016 edition being the 13th Anniversary of their brewery. At the time of writing, Baeren Colonia can be found in bottles and on tap, though as it’s a limited edition, it is …

Fukushima Michinoku FO2 Weizen by Michinoku Fukushima Beer

Craft Beer iBrew Wired Beer 2

Fukushima Michinoku FO2 Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Michinoku Fukushima Brewery, based in Fukushima, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative effort with Craft Beer iBrew to produce and in-house beer and it can be found at both locations of iBrew and iBrew Wired. Not much is known about Fukushima Michinoku FO2 Weizen besides it contains double the amount of locally …

Baeren Apple Lager by Baeren

Baeren Apple Lager

Baeren Apple Lager is a 5% fruit beer from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Baeren Apple Lager is brewed using locally sourced Iwate apples of the Sansa variety. A little known fact is Iwate is the third largest producer of …