Akari John Smith by Akari Brewing

Akari John Smith `・アカリジョンスミス`

Akari John Smith is a 6% NE-IPA from Akari Brewing, based in Imaichi, in Tottori, Japan. Akari John Smith is part of their regular lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap at various locations across Japan. Even though Akari John Smith is styled as an NE-IPA, it’s brewed using English Maris Otter malts and also contains both …

Vertere Globba by Vertere

Vertere Globba・バテレグロバ

Vertere Globba is a 6.5% spiced stout from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap across various places in Japan. Vertere Globba is brewed using Pale 2 row, Maris Otter, Carafa, Black, Flaked Oats, and Melanoidin, and then hopped with imported Hallertau hops from …

Coedo Sumatera by Coedo

Coedo Sumatera 1・コエド澄虎 1

Coedo Sumatera is a 6% lager beer from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this being brewed with Horiguchi Coffee providing the coffee beans. The coffee beans used in Coedo Sumatera are Mandheling sourced from the island of Sumatra and the beers name roughly translates into “clear tiger”, perhaps hinting at the …

Vertere Casimiroa by Vertere

Vertere Casimiroa・バテレカシミロア

Vertere Casimiroa is a 7.5% NE-IPA from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in cans and on tap at various places in Japan. It’s brewed using Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Oats, Wheat, Carapils, and the mandatory lactose as part of its grain bill, and then hopped using imported Citra, …

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook・伊勢角屋オフ・ザ・フック

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook is a 6.5% West Coast IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found in both bottles and on tap at a selection of places across Japan. The name stems from the American slang for meaning “brilliant, amazing” or some other superlative that is heard …

Ise Kurenai no Keyaki IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kurenai no Keyaki IPA・伊勢クレナイノケヤキIPA

Ise Kurenai no Keyaki IPA is a 6% American IPA made by Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Keyaki Beer Festival contribution for the Autumn 2019 event, and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Ise Kurenai no Keyaki IPA is brewed with Columbus, Citra and Eukanot hops with its red colour a …

Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Eckhardt by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Eckhardt・志賀高原ビール×ヘアオブザドッグ エックハルト

Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Eckhardt is a 12% American strong ale from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this beer being brewed with Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, based in Portland. For those people who have forgotten, Shiga Kogen have already brewed with them on their Shiga Kogen …

Echigo Sometimes Brews by Echigo Beer

Echigo Sometimes Brews エチゴサムタイムズ ブルース

Echigo Sometimes Brews is a 4.5% wheat ale from Echigo Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap across Japan. Besides being brewed with malt – well that makes a change – there’s no much to say about Echigo Sometimes Brews. Echigo Sometimes Brews Aroma and …

Yatsugatake Kiyosato Lager by Yatsugatake Brewery

Yataugatake Kiyosato Lager・八ヶ岳清里ラガー

Yatsugatake Kiyosato Lager is a 5.5% German pilsner from Yatsugatake Brewery, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap. Yatsugatake Kiyosato Lager is named after the village that Yatsugatake Brewery is based in, and also uses locally sourced rice from the Kiyosato area. Yatsugatake Kiyosato Lager …

DD4D Coconut Milk Stout by DD4D Brewing

DD4D Coconut Milk Stout1・DD4Dココナッツミルクスタウト1

DD4D Coconut Milk Stout is a 5.0% milk stout from DD4D Brewing, based in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. DD4D Coconut Milk Stout is brewed using lactose and toasted coconut. DD4D Coconut Milk Stout Aroma and Taste I’ll say this now, Maui Brewing’s Coconut porter …