Shimane Pilsner by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Pilsner・島根ピルスナー

Shimane Pilsner, which is sometimes known as Shimane Beer Hearn Pilsner, is a 5% Czech pilsner from Shimane Beer Company, based in Matsue, in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in cans, bottles, and also on tap across Japan. Not much else is known about Shimane Pilsner besides it winning Japan’s Best Pilsner …

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Mitaka Pale Ale by Oga Brewing Company

Mitaka Pale Ale・三鷹ペール・エール

Mitaka Pale Ale is a 5% American Pale Ale from Oga Brewing Company, based in Mitaka, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Mitaka Pale Ale is brewed using Pilsner malt, Red malt, and Pale malt, with the hops being imported Cascade, Chinook, and Mosaic. Mitaka Pale Ale …

Shimane Weizen by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Weizen ・島根ヴァイツェン

Shimane Weizen is a 5% German style hefeweizen from Shimane Beer Company, based in Matsue, in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found both in cans and on tap across Japan. Shimane Weizen has also won gold medal at few craft beer events over the years too – with one of its most significant …

Iwate Kura Organic Beer by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Organic Beer・いわて蔵自然発酵ビール

Iwate Kura Organic Beer is a 5% hefeweizen from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. Iwate Kura Organic Beer is part of their all-year round range, and can be found in bottles though the keg version seems a lot rarer to come across. Iwate Kura Organic Beer was Japan’s first organic craft beer, with it being brewed using certified organic …

Monkey IPA by Monkey Mountain

Monkey IPA 2・モンキーマウンテンIPAビール2

Monkey IPA is a 8.5% American IPA from Monkey Mountain, based in Oita, in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap though the latter is harder to find due to the size of the brewery. Like other beers from Monkey Mountain, Monkey IPA uses apples sourced locally during …

Chichibu Koguma no Weizen by Chichibu Beer

Chichibu Koguma no Weizen・秩父小熊のヴァイツェン

Chichibu Koguma no Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in limited places. Chichibu Koguma no Weizen uses locally sourced pesticide-free wheat, though it’s unsure whether it has been certified as organic at the time of …

Monkey Pale Ale by Monkey Mountain

Monkey Mountain Pale Ale 1・モンキーペール・エール1

Monkey Pale Ale is a 6% American Pale Ale from Monkey Mountain, based in Oita, in Kyushu, Japan. It’s part of both their bottled lineup and draft lineup, though both may be hard to find at the time of writing. Monkey Pale Ale uses “crystal malt and hops” but that’s all they have listed about their regular ingredients. The most …

Ebina Lager by Ebina Beer

Ebina Lager・エビナラガー

Ebina Lager is a 5% Czech pilsner from Ebina Beer, based in Ebina, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Ebina Lager is also the flagship beer for Ebina Beer and was one of their first beers that they came out with, with the the help of Nihonkai …

Y Market Breaking Bonsai by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Breaking Bonsai・ワイマーケット ブレイキング ボンサイIPA

Y Market Breaking Bonsai is 6.5% American IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one being brewed with the Los Angeles’ brewery, Smog City. Y Market Breaking Bonsai takes its name from the phrase of “breaking bread”, i.e. to share something with someone, in this case with the …

Ageuma Dunkel by Hosokawa Brewery

Ageuma Dunkel・上馬ビール ドゥンケル

Ageuma Dunkel is a 5% dunkel beer from Hosokawa Brewery, based in Kuwana, in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations across Japan. Like the other beers in the Ageuma Beer range, Ageuma Dunkel is certified as being 100% organic, and uses imported organic malts …