Hitachino Nest White Ale by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White Ale is considered to be the flagship beer of the Hitachino range and has won gold medals at several beer competitions in both the U.K. and the U.S. Hitachino Nest White Ale is brewed in a similar manner to Belgian wheat beer with plenty of additional ingredients such as coriander, orange peel, and nutmeg. Hitachino Nest White Ale …

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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 …

Yo-Ho Suiyoubi no Neko by Yo-Ho Brewing

Suiyoubi no Neko 水曜日のネコ

Ah, Wednesday. Hump day. Middle of the week beers taste better than those on Monday and the knowledge that the weekend is coming means those one or two that you have will get you through to Friday, possibly that’s the idea behind Suiyoubi no Neko, a 5% Belgian style wheat beer. A lovely can entices you with a cat, which seems …

Kamakura Flower Brown Ale by Kamakura Beer

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Kamakura Flower Brown Ale is sold as a premium local beer at ¥500 a bottle. It’s an award-winning beer from Kamakura Beer, having won the WBA World’s Best Brown Ale and Asia’a Best Brown Ale in 2011. While there isn’t much competition in Asia for that title, it’s impressive that a small brewery like Kamakura Beer managed to win the …

Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter by Yo-Ho Brewing

Yo-Ho Tokyo Black

Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter is a 5% porter based not on a Tokyo recipe as the name suggests, rather an American style porter instead with a hint of English porter style thrown in as well. It is an award-winning beer from Yo-Ho brewery at the world beer championships. Reasonably priced as well at ¥280 per can. Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter is also marketed under …

Hitachino Nest Pale Ale by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Pale Ale

Hitachino Nest Pale Ale is Kiuchi Brewery’s attempt at brewing a pale ale along the lines of an old English style. It is heavily influenced by the British style and also contains hops and malts that are usually found in British beers, such as Kent Golding and Cascade hops, along with Maris Otter malt. Hitachino Nest Pale Ale Aroma and Taste …

Sankt Gallen Amber Ale by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Amber Ale is strong 5.5% amber ale poured out a nice brownish red colour with a little head to top off. Aroma was distinctly malty with a slight caramel tinge to it. Didn’t appear to be too lively though that was to be expected for an amber ale. Sankt Gallen Amber Ale Aroma and Taste Sankt Gallen Amber …

Sankt Gallen Brown Porter by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Brown Porter

Sankt Gallen have taken a traditional London porter recipe and made Sankt Gallen Brown Porter that has won various international beer awards. It’s got an abv of 5% and is brewed using Pale, Munchen, Crystal 20, Crystal 60, and Chocolate malts. Chinook is used for the bittering hop and Willamette being used for the aroma hop to give Sankt Gallen …

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Sapporo Susukino Beer by Susukino Brewery

Ah, Sapporo and Sapporo Susukino Beer. A delightful place to visit in summer or winter. Such an organised city with the regular blocks and layout that reminds me of Western cities. Sapporo is also host to two of my favourite places in Japan: the Sapporo beer factory with lamb barbeque, and Susukino alley, a small area that comes to life …