Karuizawa Kogen ESB (2017) by Yo-Ho Brewing 

Karuizawa Kogen ESB (2017) 軽井沢高原ビールESB

Karuizawa Kogen ESB (2017) is a 5.5% American style ESB, also known as an extra special bitter, from Yo-Ho Brewing. It’s part of the Karuizawa Kogen seasonal range though it has seen repeated releases over the last 10 – 15 years. It’s brewed using American hops to impart a stronger bitterness and citrus flavour than is usually found in the …

Karuizawa Kogen Brown Ale (2017) by Yo-Ho Brewing 

Karuizawa Kogen Brown Ale 軽井沢高原ブラウンエール

Karuizawa Kogen Brown Ale is a 5% brown ale from Yo-Ho Brewing, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap at the Yona Yona Beer Works bars. Karuizawa Kogen Brown Ale is brewed with six different kinds of malts as well as containing oats too. It’s unknown what hops …

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2017: Session Wheat IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing

Session Wheat IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing 軽井沢高原2017年夏季限定セッションウィートIPA

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2017 Session Wheat IPA is a 4.5% session wheat IPA made by Yo-Ho Brewing. Such a snappy name. You’d expect it from the company that produce such hits as “I’m Sorry I Didn’t Ask What You Liked Yuzu Salt Session Ale” and “Fine Day Immortal Mountain Wizard Barley Wine”. It’s made using Yumekaori wheat, which is native …

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin by Yo-Ho Brewing

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin by Yo-Ho Brewing ヤッホー僕ビール君ビールミッドナイト星人

Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin is a hoppy amber ale with an ABV of 5.5%. It was released yesterday! (October 24th, 2017) Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin Appearance and Taste Boku Beer Kimi Beer Midnight Seijin pours out with a centimetre of beige foam. It’s a crystal-clear amber colour. Before getting a whiff of this, I was expecting …

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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 Wild Forest 軽井沢高原ビールワイルドフォレスト

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 …