Kyoto Machiya Hannari IPA by Kinshi Masamune Shuzo

Kyoto Machiya Hannari IPA

Kyoto Machiya Hannari IPA is an IPA by Kinshi Masamune Shuzo. The beer itself is a collaboration between Kinshi Masamune Shuzo and sellers of great Japanese craft beer, Yamaoka Saketen. Kyoto Machiya Hannari IPA is also a seasonal special and there is very little information about when it is on sale, though I got this on a recent trip to Kyoto. Kyoto Machiya …

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Minoh Osaru IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Osaru IPA

Minoh Osaru IPA, aka the monkey beer according to a young family member, is a beer that started out as a seasonal beer from Minoh Beer, though it has ended up as being a quasi-regular beer now. Perhaps. Minoh Osaru IPA was first released to celebrate the Snow Monkey Beer Live 2013 event and is brewed using three different American hops. …

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch by Kotobuki Shuzo

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kolsch

The crazy frog makes an appearance again at BeerTengoku with Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch, a kölsch style beer from Kotobuki Shuzo. It has an abv of 5% and a frog enticing you on the label – what more do you need to know than that? Besides that, Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch was the first beer produced by Kotobuki …

Ise Kadoya Pale Ale By Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Pale Ale is an American pale ale from Ise Kadoya that is also an award-winning beer. It was Ise Kadoya’s first beer produced back in 1997 and has an abv 0f 5%. Ise Kadoya Pale Ale is commonly available in both bottles and on draft at various locations. It is also brewed using only Cascade hops, so the batch …

Kyoto Hanamachi Alt by Kinishi Masamune Shuzo

Kyoto Hanamachi Alt

Kyoto Hanamachi Alt is an alt craft beer straight out of Kyoto: the city of temples, geishas, and lots of tourists so it would seem apt that there should be some local craft beers for the tourists to spend their money on. Kyoto Hanamachi Alt is available in both 350ml bottles and 1L jugs though we’ve only seen the smaller bottles on …

Ise Kadoya Brown Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Brown Ale

Ise Kadoya Brown Ale, alas, is not your average brown ale, rather it is an American brown ale from Ise Kadoya. It is brewed with different kinds of hops and is part of Ise Kadoya’s summer seasonal range though we have seen it available since then. Ise Kadoya Brown Ale came about after Nakanishi-san, head Brewer, tried to out do …

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Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber by Kotobuki Brewing

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber is a 5% amber ale that is brewed using three kinds of malt: pale malt, ale malt, and caramel malt which are imported from the Czech Republic, Germany, and USA respectively with New Zealand yeast thrown in to make it a truly cosmopolitan beer. Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber Aroma and Taste Osaka …

Konishi Chocola Premium by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Chocola Premium

Chocolate. Beer. Let that sink in for a minute. Your usual chocolate beer is brewed with chocolate malts though Konishi Chocola Premium is brewed with pure Belgian chocolate and cocoa. Now, let that sink in. Someone is dumping Belgian chocolate in this beer along with cocoa powder. So technically, this is a full on happo-shu, even the label on the side …

Minoh Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Imperial Stout

Finally. FINALLY!! I get to drink and review a Minoh beer before Joe does. Every time I try one, Joe’s already had it. But not the Minoh Imperial Stout. No way, Jòse. It’s mine. Minoh Imperial Stout used to have the appellation “Valentine” tacked onto it; however, they dropped that part and instead just release the beer around Valentine’s Day. It’s …

Konishi Howaka by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Howaka

Konishi Howaka is a funny beer. Not one that will make you laugh but another Japanese take on a foreign classic, this time being a Belgian witbier with Japanese rice added to it. Yamadanishiki rice is added to the mash and is also lower in alcohol content than regular beers, packing in a massive 3.0%, so people who aren’t tolerant to …