Fujizakura Heights Mugen by Fujizakura Kanko Heights 

Fujizakura Heights Mugen

Fujizakura Heights Mugen is a 5.5% rye beer, also known as roggenbier, from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range and first came out in 2017. If the name sounds funny, it’s because Fujizakura Heights Mugen is supposed to be a play on words. As it was explained to us “Roggen (which means rye) contains the …

Outsider Yuzu White Marriage by Outsider Brewing 

Outsider Yuzu Weizen

Outsider Yuzu White Marriage is a 6.5% witbier from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. As with all Outsider Brewing’s beer, it is only available on tap and it also a winter seasonal. Outsider Yuzu White Marriage is brewed with locally sourced yuzu fruit, which looks somewhat like a small grapefruit with an uneven skin, and can be either yellow or …

Yatsugatake Touchdown Frontier Dunkel by Yatsugatake Beer

So this is the second beer I’ll be reviewing from Yatsugatake, and can you believe this one is also not really worth your time? I do hate to do this, as I want to encourage more people to buy me beers as souvenirs. But as long as there are people wanting to buy souvenir beers, there will be some unscrupulous …

Yatsugatake Touchdown Pilsner by Yatsugatake Beer

Yatsugatake Touchdown Pilsner

I love getting souvenirs. When I was little and my parents went out somewhere without me I’d always shout “Buy me a present!”. The joke persists in my family to this day, with the outings being to the kitchen and the ‘presents’ being booze from the fridge. If you live in Japan you know that buying souvenirs is a huge part …

Outsider Bunyip IPA by Outsider Brewing

Outsider Bunyip IPA

Outsider Bunyip IPA is 6.5% English IPA from Outsider Brewing, based in Kofu, Yamanashi. It’s part of their all-year round range of draft beer, though there are no plans at the time of writing to release it in bottles. It’s brewed using 100% Australian grown Cascade hops though we’re unsure about how those hops are utilised. Outsider Bunyip IPA Aroma …

Outsider Flanders Belgian White by Outsider Brewing

Craft & Romance Outsider Flanders Belgian White

Outsider Flanders Belgian White is 5.5% Belgian witbier from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi. It has an IBU of 9 units, making it very mild, and is brewed using Styrian Golding hops imported from Slovenia. It’s part of the all-year round line up from Outsider Brewing though at the time of writing, Outsider Flanders Belgian White can be found on draft form …

Kai Draft Beer Pilsner by Kai Draft Beer

Kai Draft Beer Pilsner

Kai Draft Beer Pilsner is a 5% Czech style pilsner from Kai Draft Beer from Yamanashi. Kai Draft Beer use fresh water from the local hills in the area that just happens to be soft water – perfect for pilsner style beers. Kai Draft Beer Pilsner can be bought in either one-litre or 500ml bottles from the brewery or at other …

Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager by Outsider Brewing

Hops and Herbs Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager

Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager is a 6% pilsner from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi and is part of their year-round range of beers. It’s brewed using German grown Tettnanger hops for aroma and at the time of writing can only be found on draft only, with no plans for bottling either. Outsider Innkeeper Bitter Lager Aroma and Taste During our recent …

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Outsider Enigma IPA by Outsider Brewing

Outsider Enigma IPA is a 6% IPA from Outsider Brewing that was first released at the Japan Brewers’ Cup in January 2016. It took the gold medal to become Japan’s best IPA for 2016 and is brewed using Enigma hops sourced from Australia. At the time of writing, Outsider Enigma IPA is a draft only beer with no plans for it …

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout by Outsider Brewing

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi. It is part of their winter seasonal lineup and at the time of writing, can be found on tap across Japan though there have been no sightings of any bottled form of it. Besides that, there is not much known about this beer in …