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 …

TY Harbor Amber Ale by TY Harbor Brewery

TY Harbor Amber Ale

TY Harbor Amber Ale is a European-style amber ale, so less focus on the hops and more on the malts. It has an abv 5% and is part of TY Harbor’s all-year round range. As of November 2014, TY Harbor have started bottling their beers though trying to find them individual isn’t easy as their online page only tends to …

TY Harbor Pale Ale by TY Harbor Brewery

TY Harbor Pale Ale

TY Harbor Pale Ale is 5% American style pale ale from TY Harbor Brewery, based in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be find in both bottles and on draft at all of the TY Sons restaurants and bars. TY Harbor Pale Ale is brewed with 100% Cascade hops. TY Harbor Pale Ale Aroma and …

Tama no Megumi Weizen by Ishikawa Shuzo

Tama no Megumi Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Ishikawa Shuzo that was once part of their all-year round range of beers but moved to a spring seasonal. It’s brewed using locally sourced water from underground and the final beer is left unfiltered and unpasteurized, hence a short shelf life for this beer. It can be found in bottles …

Far Yeast Session Belgian Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Session Belgian Ale

Far Yeast Session Belgian Ale is a 4.5% Belgian witbier from Far Yeast Brewing Company that is part of their limited edition range of beers. While it is a Belgian ale, rather than using orange and coriander, which are usually used in the brewing process of a witbier, Far Yeast Beer Company have decided to use yuzu and sansho, or Japanese …

August Black by August Beer

August Black

August Black is a winter seasonal 5.5% schwarz beer from August Beer based in Tokyo. During a recent trip to their Roppongi branch, the owner mentioned that the seasonal was a new one worth trying and gave us a quick sample – that’s how you get customers hooked. It’s not brewed by August Beer but rather it seems in Okayama as …

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Ishikawa Shuzo Interview with Yahachiro Ishikawa

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Fussa, located in the western reaches of Tokyo city, is a city that is more well known to Westerners for the US air base situated in the Yokota area; however, Ishikawa Shuzo, makers of the Tama no Megumi range of beer, has a much longer history and connection with the Tama area. They have been craft beer since 1998, when …

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Tama no Megumi Pilsner by Ishikawa Brewery

Tama no Megumi Pilsner

Tama no Megumi Pilsner could be considered THE original beer from Ishikawa Brewery as it’s a bottle-fermented German style pilsner based on the same recipe that the brewery first used back in 1888. It’s got an abv of 5% and is available in large 500ml bottles only – never a bad thing though surprising for a Japanese pilsner. Tama no Megumi Pilsner is also …

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Ishikawa Tokyo Blues by Ishikawa Shuzo

Ishikawa Tokyo Blues

Ishikawa Tokyo Blues was first released in 2015 as part of Ishikawa Shuzo’s move away from German style beer to the burgeoning craft beer market of IPAs and session ales. It’s got am abv of 4.5% and is readily available across Kanto and slowly making inroads across Japan. Ishikawa Tokyo Blues is advertised as a session ale but it’s best described …