Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company 

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA / ファーイーストゆずセッションIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Far Yeast Brewing Company did with Beer Ma to celebrate the shop’s first year anniversary. Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is brewed using locally sourced yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. At the time of …

Fujizakura Munchen Lager by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Munchen Lager

Fujizakura Munchen Lager is a 5% helles from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Fujizakura Munchen Lager has an IBU of 30 and won the gold medal at the 2015 World Beer Awards for the World’s Best Helles beer – however, you …

Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner by Fuji Kanko Heights 

Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner

Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner is a 6% imperial pilsner from Fuji Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first relased in March 2017, with it being unknown whether Fujizakura Heights Imperial Pilsner is going to be an annual seasonal release or a one-off. Besides that, the only other thing we know about Fujizakura Heights Imperial …

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA by Outsider Brewing 

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA is an 8% double IPA from Outside Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up and was first released in 2017 for part of their 5th anniversary celebrations. Like many of the Outsider Brewing range of beers, Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA is brewed with imported Australians hops with this beer using Ella hops, …

Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2 by Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu

Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2

Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2 is a 6.5% weizenbock from Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers that can be found at the BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi branch and also made its way into bottles too. As the name indicates, Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft 2 is the second iteration of the beer, with this having been …

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 …