Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda・志賀高原ビール インペリアルコーヒーポーター

Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda is an 8% imperial porter from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Trunk Coffee, a coffee roasted based in Nagoya. Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda uses a porter base that has been ramped up, and has coffee beans sourced from Coko Farm, based …

Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale・サンクトガーレン・フルーツタルトエール

Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale is a 5% spice beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale is brewed using apples, cinnamon, ginger, and ichijuku, or Japanese figs. Why the last one is Japanese and not …

North Island Cinnamon Ale by North Island Beer

North Island Cinnamon Ale ノースアイランドシナモンエール

North Island Cinnamon Ale is a 6.5% spiced beer from North Island Beer, based in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. North Island Cinnamon Ale is brewed using imported cinnamon but instead of  East Kent Golding, Topaz hops are used in this 2018 version. North Island Cinnamon Ale …

Uchu Sensei by Uchu Brewing

Uchu Sensei・宇宙せんせい

Uchu Sensei is a 6% NE-IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto city, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Uchu Sensei is brewed with “secret hops” and also oats, along with lactose, which is becoming more and more popular it seems. Uchu Sensei Aroma and Taste Uchu …

Cyonmage Pale Ale by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer

Yamaguchi Hagi Beer Cyonmage Pale Ale is, you guessed it, a 5% pale ale from Yamaguchi Hagi Beer. God, who spells it like that? “Cyonmage”. Who says “Chonmage” and thinks “Yeah, that should be spelt with a Y after the C”. I used to go to a bar that spelt the word “shochu” “syocyu”. Monsters. Anyway, a chonmage is the traditional samurai …

Sankt Gallen Banana Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Banana Chocolate Stout・サンクトガーレンバナナチョコレートスタウト

Sankt Gallen Banana Chocolate Stout is a 7% stout from Sankt Gallen, based in Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It can be found in both bottles and on tap, with the latter seeing a limited release. Sankt Gallen Banana Chocolate Stout is part of Sankt Gallen’s annual Valentine release and as such, won’t be released again. It is brewed using over 300kg …

Locobeer General Winter by Locobeer

Locobeer General Winter・ロコビアジェネラル・ウィンター

Locobeer General Winter is a 7% old ale from Locobeer, based in Sakura city, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Locobeer General Winter Aroma and Taste Locobeer General Winter poured out a deep chestnut brown colour with a plump off-white tan coloured head. The head faded to a …

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero・志賀高原1t IPAハバネロ

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero is a 9.5% Double IPA / Imperial IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s a collaboration with Mellow Yellow, makers of some awesome habanero sauces in Japan, and Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero uses the Shiga Kogen 1t IPA as its base。The beer uses chemical-free locally green habaneros too. Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero …

Songbird Solidago by Songbird Beer

Songbird Solidago・ソングバードソリダゴ

Songbird Solidago is a 5% Belgian ale from Songbird Beer, based in Kizarasu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup (check out the handwriting label!) and can be found in bottles. Songbird Solidago is brewed using locally grow rye malt and also parts of the solidago flower, more commonly known as Canada goldenrod, another locally grown ingredient despite its …

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA 伊勢角谷モザイクIPA

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was brewed in conjunction with Schooner Exact, an American brewery based out of Seattle. Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is brewed using solely Mosaic hops for flavouring, while using Columbus and Cascade hops for bittering. It’s unknown at the …