Meguro Black Lager by Meisterbrau

Meguro Black Lager 目黒ブラックラガー

Meguro Black Lager is a 5% schwarzbier from Meisterbrau, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round bottle range and that’s all we could find out about it. Meguro Black Lager Aroma and Taste Meguro Black Lager poured out a pitch black colour with a large frothy white head on top that lingered throughout drinking. There was a …

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Chofu Beer by Hoppy Beverage Co.

Chofu Beer by Hoppy Beverage Co. / ホッピービバレッジの調布びーる

Chofu Beer is a 6% English-style pale ale from Hoppy Beverage Co. Yes, the same Hoppy that make the dubious, tax-avoiding izakaya staple of the same name. I used to drink Hoppy all the time. Wonder if my innards can still manage it. (For the uninitiated, “Hoppy” is a “beer-flavoured beverage” that’s served with a huge glass of shochu spirit …

Futako Unane Pale Lager by Futako Beer

Futako Unane Pale Lager

Futako Unane Pale Lager is a 5.5% India Pale Lager from Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. As Futako Beer is a contact brewery, Futako Unane Pale Lager is brewed at Hitachino Nest in Ibaragi. The name stems from the Unane district of Futakotamagawa, just south-west of Shibuya, where Futako Beer is based out of. And that’s about all I could …

Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho by Virgo Beer 

Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho

Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho by Virgo Beer is a 5% pilsner from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their Fukagawa Craft Beer range that is sold locally in Tokyo and you should be glad it is sold in such a small area. A Story About Fukagawa Monzen Nakacho Excuse the break in usual proceedings. Right now, Joe or …

Futako Hanamizuki White by Futako Beer

Futako Hanamizuki White

Futako Hanamizuki White is a 4.5% white ale from Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and like some of the others, it’s contract brewed at Kiuchi Brewery aka Hitachino Nest. The label was designed by a local company called “futacolabo” who, in conjunction with Futako Beer, have decided to donate a portion of …

Edo Kameido Red by Virgo Beer

Edo Kameido Red 江戸亀戸赤

Edo Kameido Red is a 5% fruit beer from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo. Like the Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi, it’s part of their range of beers in the Monzen Nakacho area of Tokyo that are trying to promote the local area. Edo Kameido Red Aroma and Taste Edo Kameido Red poured out a grape juice purpley red colour with a slightly …

Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi by Virgo Beer

Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi

Fukagawa Kuro Eidaibashi is a crappy 5% some kind of beer from Virgo Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their local lineup for the Monzen-nakacho area, probably in the hope that noone comes across this horrendous beer. I don’t know who is drinking Virgo Beer, besides us, but whoever it is, needs to stop as it’s giving ideas to …

Futako Ale by Futako Beer

Futako Ale

Futako Ale is a 5% American pale ale brewed by Futako Beer, based in Tokyo, Japan. Like the rest of the Futako Beers, Futako Ale was brewed under contract at Hitachino Nest and the beer can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Futako Ale also contains barley that has been locally grown in the Setagaya area of Tokyo, …

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is an 8% imperial / double IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in bottles and on tap in July 2017. Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is also the first beer to be brewed by Far Yeast Brewing Company at their brewery, with the …

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale

Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is a 5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative project they did with Transporter magazine, and it can be found in both bottles and on tap. Far Yeast Final Cut Session Ale is brewed with Mosaic hops imported from the US. It was first on sale …