Yona Yona Ale (2017) by Yo-Ho Brewing

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Yo-Ho Brewing have updated their classic Yona Yona Ale for the 20th anniversary of its release. But how is it? Yona Yona is a 5.5% American Pale Ale made with Cascade hops. Twenty years is a long time in Japan craft beer history- especially considering the relaxed laws that triggered the first boom were only introduced twenty-three years ago. Yo-Ho …

Yo-Ho Father’s Day Red Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Yo-Ho Father's Day Red Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Father’s Day Red Ale is a 4.5% Irish Red Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing. It’s a limited edition beer brewed for Father’s Day, and is only available as part of the Father’s Day gift box. Father’s Day Red Ale Aroma and Taste Father’s Day Red Ale pours out a clear mahogany colour with a decent head that settles down to a …

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Yo-Ho SORRY Umami IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Yo-Ho SORRY Umami IPA

Yo-Ho SORRY Umami IPA is a 7% Experimental White IPA (whatever that means!) from Yo-Ho Brewing Company, based in Nagano, Japan. If you haven’t heard about this beer, then you’ve either been out having fun or ignored the beer news, but it’s safe to say, Yo-Ho SORRY Umami IPA is peculiar in that Yo-Ho Brewing Company used bonito fish flakes in …

Karuizawa Kogen National Trust by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen National Trust

Karuizawa Kogen National Trust is a 5% American style porter from Yo-Ho Brewing and NOT Karuizawa Asama Kogen – which is a good thing by our own standards. Like the Karuizawa Kogen Wild Forest, a portion of profits from each can of Karuizawa Kogen National Trust go towards maintaining the local forests in Karuizawa so you can drink, do something for charity, …

Karuizawa Kogen Belgian White by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen Belgian White

Karuizawa Kogen Belgian White is a 4.5% witbier from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano, Japan. It was originally part of the seasonal lineup, with it first released back in 2012 but strangely enough, it has been rereleased in 2016, though whether it is part of a seasonal line up is unknown as there is no information about it on the …

Karuizawa Kogen Wild Forest by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen Wild Forest

Karuizawa Kogen Wild Forest is a 5% blonde ale from Yo-Ho Brewing that is generally only available to buy in the Karuizawa area. It can be found in convenience stores and supermarkets quite readily though the staff may get confused between this beer and the Karuizawa Asama Kogen range of beers. Make sure you don’t make the same mistake though …

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA

Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano. The beer is part of the Karuizawa Kogen Beer range though with Karuizawa Kogen Session IPA, Yo-Ho Brewing decided to bring back a seasonal beer for a second time. Their summer range of beers are usually one-offs. At the time of writing, it can be found in …

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Boku Beer Kimi Beer Yorimichi by Yo-Ho Brewing

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Yorimichi

Hey. I’ve recently started working at a new job where I finish work while the sun is still up. I know this might be an unfamiliar concept to those of us who are working at conversation schools, which start mid-afternoon and end sometime in the dead of night. But it exists, guys. My new job is in my own town, so there’s the …

Karuizawa Kogen 2015 Seasonal Wheat Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Karuizawa Kogen 2015 Seasonal Wheat Ale

Karuizawa Kogen 2015 Seasonal Wheat Ale is a 4.5% wheat ale from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano. It follows on with their annual tradition of releasing different kinds of seasonal beers, following on from their 2014 edition of a British Pale Ale. Thankfully, this one was paid for and not part of a giveaway and was also well in date. …