Bay Brewing Pilsner by Yokohama Bay Brewing

Bay Brewing Pilsner

Bay Brewing Pilsner is a 5% Czech style pilsner from Yokohama Bay Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Since moving to the new premises in Totsuka, a small suburb on the outskirts of Yokohama, Yokohama Bay Brewing have been able to bottle some of their beers, with this signature beer being their first. It’s brewed using imported Czech hops and a …

Yokohama Seya no Komugi Beer by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Seya no Komugi Beer

Yokohama Seya no Komugi Beer is a 5.5% wheat ale from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It is part of their Summer seasonal line up and contains wheat, or komugi, that has been locally sourced from the Seya-ward of Yokohama, about 10kms west of Yokohama centre itself. It was first released in 2015 on tap only, but in 2016, …

Yokohama Peated Black by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Peated Black

Yokohama Peated Black is a 6% smoked beer from Yokohama Beer that is part of their winter seasonal line up of draft beers. The recipe calls for peated malt NOT peat from Ireland – who in their right mind would put soil in the beer – though the use of peated malt is increasingly rare as well as smoked malt …

Yokohama Criollo Ale by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Oriollo Ale

Yokohama Criollo Ale Ale is an unknown beer it seems according to Yokohama Beer as it doesn’t appear on their website and nor does it appear elsewhere in English publications. It’s a 5.5% sweet stout produced in conjunction with the Motomachi area of Yokohama and after further emails, is apparently a winter special so why I found it in summer …

Yokohama Alt by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Alt

I don’t know how I missed this one but it seems Yokohama Alt slipped through the tight reviewing regime run at BeerTengoku towers. Anyway, Yokohama Alt is finally here with a decent camera to boot too. It’s a 5.5% German, a Dusseldorf style I’ll have you know, altbier that is brewed using caramel malt and German Altstadt yeast. No news on what …

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Thrashzone Hop Deicide by Thrashzone Brew Labo

Thrashzone Hop Deicide

Thrashzone Hop Deicide. The original. The beer that put Thrash Zone on the craft beer scene in Japan and perhaps the best known beer from the Thrashzone Brew Labo range. It’s an imperial IPA that has an abv upwards of 8.5% depending on the batch. It has got stronger over time with the original starting at 8.2% and the current …

Yokohama Ale by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Bitter Ale

Trying to find information about beer can be fun but it can also be tiring. Translating from Japanese into English or trying to find correct information is the most tiring parts, and no beer so far has been more tiring than Yokohama Bitter Ale from Yokohama Beer. I think. It’s a 5.5% English pale ale that is a collaboration between Yokohama Beer …

Yokohama Belgian Wheat by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Belgian Wheat

Yokohama Belgian Wheat is a tie up between Yokohama Beer and also Sogo Department store, located around the area of JR Yokohama station. It was first brewed in 2015 to celebrate 30 years of the Sogo Department store, once the largest department store in the world. Yokohama Beer already brew a weizen under a German influence so it’s a new beer in …

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Yokohama Pale Ale by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Pale Ale 横浜ペールエール

Yokohama Pale Ale is 5% American pale ale from Yokohama Beer that is advertised as having the aroma of hops and citrus. Part of Yokohama Beer’s main lineup, this can be readily found on tap in Yokohama, and some Tokyo bars, such as Craft Beer Market. Like the other Yokohama beers, Yokohama Pale Ale is charged at a premium price of around ¥500 …

Yokohama Weizen by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Weizen

This 5.5% Weizen, brewed with 50% barley and 50% wheat, is one of the main beers of the Yokohama beer line up and can be found on tap and in bottle around the Kanto, in particular Yokohama, area of Japan. Yokohama Weizen Aroma and Taste Yokohama Weizen pours well, with a typical golden hazy body as to be expected from a …