Tokaido Beer Roundup

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Tokaido Beer at Tokaido Beer Kawasaki Factory. Tokaido Beer 1623 Details ABV: 6% IBU: N/A Style: Belgian IPA Tokaido Beer 1623 Mini Review Appearance: Subtle hazy golden orange with hints of brown. Small white head that faded fast. Nose: Slight Belgian …

Oriental Brewing Roundup

Oriental Brewing・オリエンタル・ブルーイング

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Oriental Brewing at their Higashiyama and Korinbo branches. Oriental Brewing Katamachi Beer Ookami ABV: 5% IBU: ー Style: English Pale Ale Oriental Brewing Katamachi Beer Ookami Mini Review Appearance: Orange brown with a plump white head. Nose: Malty with some hints of earthy …

Distant Shores From Tokyo With Love by Distant Shores Brewing

Distant Shores From Tokyo With Love・フロムトウキョウウィズラブ

Distant ShoresFrom Tokyo With Love, also known as Distant Shores Red Rye IPA, is a 7% rye IPA from Distant Shores Brewing, based in Higashiyama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, and can be found on tap at selected bars across Kanto and Japan. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Distant Shores From Tokyo With Love …

Hop Kotan Kotan’s Secret Double IPL by Hop Kotan Brewing

Hop Kotan Kotan's Secret Double IPL・忽布古丹コタンズシークレットダブルIPL

Hop Kotan Kotan’s Secret Double IPL is an 8.3% double India pale lager from Hop Kotan Brewing, based in Kamifurano, in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in bars across Japan. The secret part of the beer? Noone knows what hops are used in it, as they are a Secret belonging to Vic nudge nudge, …

Distant Shores Galaxy Haze by Distant Shores Brewing

Distant Shores Galaxy Haze・ディスタントショアーズギャラクシーヘイズ

Distant Shores Galaxy Haze is a 7% NE-IPA from Distant Shores Brewing, based in Higashimurayama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and can be found across bars in Tokyo. Distant Shores Galaxy Haze is brewed primarily using Galaxy hops, one of Australia’s best known domestic hops. Distant Shores Galaxy Haze Aroma and Taste Distant Shores Galaxy Haze poured out …

Nara Multiplies IPA by Nara Brewing Company

Nara Multiplies IPA ・奈良マルティプライズIPA

Nara Multiplies IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Nara Brewing Company, based in Nara, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up and can be found on sale across Japan. Nara Multiplies IPA is brewed using Mosaic, Galaxy,, and Merkur hops, along with Two Row Pale, Pilsner Malt, and Carapils malt. Nara Multiplies IPA Aroma and Taste Nara Multiplies IPA came …

Matsumoto Session IPA by Matsumoto Brewery

Matsumoto Session IPA 松本セッションIPA

Matsumoto Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Matsumoto Brewery, based in Matsumoto, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found on tap. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what hops wet into Matsumoto Session IPA. Matsumoto Session IPA Aroma and Taste Matsumoto Session IPA came up a slightly hazy golden straw colour with …

Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout by Be Easy Brewing

Be Easy Ray's Milk Stout ビーイージーレイズミルクスタウト

Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout is a 5.2% milk stout from Be Easy Brewing, based in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and can be found across Japan all-year round. Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout is brewed using lactose sugar and has an IBU of 25. Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout Aroma and Taste Be Easy Ray’s Milk Stout …

Kotan Porter by Hop Kotan Brewing

Kotan Porter 枯淡ポーター

Kotan Porter is 4.8% brown porter from Hop Kotan Brewing, based in Sorachi, in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range, and was first released in August 2018. Not much is known about the ingredients though as there is a distinct lack of information about it. Kotan Porter Aroma and Taste Kotan Porter came up a reddish brown …

AJB Libushi IPA by Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company

AJB Libushi IPA

AJB Libushi IPA is an 8% double / imperial IPA from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup, and as of October 2018, can also be found in bottles too. AJB Libushi IPA Aroma and Taste AJB Libushi IPA came up a hazy yellowy-orange colour with a hint of brown to it. …