2nd Story Ne-IPA #3 by 2nd Story Ale Works

2nd Story Ne-IPA #3

2nd Story Ne-IPA #3 is a 7% NE-IPA from 2nd Story Ale Works, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup, and as the name suggests, it’s the third in their NE-IPA series. It’s brewed using Pilsner, Pale Malt, Oats, and wheat malt with the hops being Mosaic, Citra, Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade. 2nd Story Ne-IPA #3 also …

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Vertere Meconopsis by Vertere

Vertere Meconopsis・バテレメコノプシス

Vertere Meconopsis is a 6.8% American IPA from Vertere, based in Okutama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and can be found in a small number of bars across Japan. Vertere Meconopsis is brewed with Maris Otter, Munich t2, Pilsner, and Vienna malts, alongside Columbus, Azacca, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, and Citra hops. Vertere Meconopsis Aroma and Taste …

Ushitora 9 Chai by Ushitora Brewery

Ushitora 9 Chai Milk Stout・うしとら9ちゃいミルクスタウト

Ushitora 9 Chai is a 7% spice beer, with a milk stout base, from Ushitora Brewery, based in Shimotsuke, in Tochigi, Japan. It is their 369th brew and can be found on tap only in Japan. Ushitora 9 Chai is brewed using chai spice, so all those Starbucks-Pumpkin-spice latte Ugg-boot wearing fans will be happy with this one. Ushitora 9 …

Y Market Decorian by Y Market Brewing

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Y Market Decorian is a 7% fruited stout from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round draft lineup, though whether it will be released in cans is unknown at the time of writing. It is brewed with imported US Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, and Simcoe hops and also contains dekopon, a hybrid between …

Chichibu Naminori Kuma by Chichibu Beer

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Chichibu Naminori Kuma is a 7% West Coast IPA from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup at the time of writing. It was first released in January 2019 and has since subsequent releases, though it’s unknown what hops went into making Chichibu Naminori Kuma. It’s also a collaborative effort with Abbot’s Choice …

2nd Story Milk Stout by 2nd Story Ale Works

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2nd Story Milk Stout is a 5% milk stout from 2nd Story Ale Works, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their regular draft lineup at the time of writing, though if there are plans for bottles or canning then they are unknown. 2nd Story Milk Stout is brewed with Golden Promise, Black Patent, Chocolate, and Caramel malts, along with …

Nara Monolith by Nara Brewing

Nara Monolith・ナラモノリス

Nara Monolith is a 5.8% American IPA from Nara Brewing, based in Nara, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup though it’s unknown whether it’s a one-off brew or we can expect to see it again. Nara Monolith follows the idea of SMaSH American IPA in that it uses German two-row pilsner for the solitary malt used, and Mosaic hops …

Baystars Beer Roundup

Baystars Beer Roundup・ベイスターズビールミニレビュー

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Baystars Beers at Boulevard Cafe &9. Baystars Porter Details ABV: 4.5% IBU: N/A Style: English Porter Baystars Beer Porter Mini Review Appearance:  Dark murky brown colour with an off-white creamy head that lingers. Nose: Chocolate, coffee, with some light creamy …

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 …