Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale 2016 by Baird Beer

Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale 2016

Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale 2016 is a 5.5% American pale ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup, in conjunction with the hop harvest in Japan. The “wet hop” refers to using the whole hops cones that have not been dried before being used in the boil and in dry hopping, in …

Baird Country Girl Kabocha Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Country Girl Kabocha Ale カントリーガール かぼちゃエール

Baird Country Girl Kabocha Ale is a 6% fruit beer from Baird Beer that is part of their Autumn seasonal lineup of beer. The name Country Girl stems from the personal history of Bryan Baird himself and is a homage to his mother. Kabocha differ from the usual pumpkins found in the west with hard green skins and is sweeter …

Nasu Kogen Momiji Ale by Nasu Kogen Beer

Nasu Kogen Momiji Ale 那須高原もみじエール

Nasu Kogen Momiji Ale is a 5% spiced / fruit beer from Nasu Kohgen Beer. It is part of their autumn seasonal lineup and is on sale from the beginning of October. The word momiji translates into maple in English and the leaves are a common fixation with Japanese cuisine, in particular sweets, around that time of year, with momiji …

Songbird Myltille Noir by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Myltille Noir

Songbird Myltille Noir is 5.5% fruit beer / dark saison from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba. It is part of their autumn seasonal lineup and was first released in autumn 2015. Songbird Myltille Noir contains over 20% of pickled blueberries which have been sourced from Yotsukaido, also located in Chiba. It can be found in bottles when on sale. Songbird Myltille Noir Aroma and …

Kisoji Niagara Pale Ale by Kisoji Beer

Jingle Beer & Dining Beer 1 Kisoji Niagara Pale Ale

Kisoji Niagara Pale Ale is a 5.5% fruit beer that has an American pale ale base from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. At the time of writing, it was supposed to be an autumn seasonal; however, it’s not spring so it’s unknown whether it has become part of their all-year line up or a late release. It’s brewed using …

Daisen G Beer Information

Daisen G Beer

Daisen G Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Tottori prefecture, in the Chugoku region, just north of Okayama. Located at the base of Mt. Daisen, which is more commonly known as Hōkifuji in the area, the brewery opened in 1997 as an off-shoot of the sake producing company Kumezakura Shuzō and San-in Sanso Corporation, a company that deals …

Minamishinshu Blueberry Hop by Minamishinshu Beer Company

Minamishinshu Blueberry Hop 南信州ブルーベリーホップ

Minamishinshu Blueberry Hop is a 6.5% autumn seasonal fruit beer from Minamishinsu Beer Company that is produced using blueberries to a similar recipe to the Minamishinshu Apple Hop. It started originally as a spring seasonal beer though in 2015, Minamishinshu Blueberry Hop was released in September rather than in March. Why the change? Who knows. It escaped the craft beer news outlets in Japan though …

Harvestmoon Barley Wine by Harvestmoon

Harvestmoon Barleywine ハーベストムーンバーレーワイン

Harvestmoon Barley Wine is an 8% barley wine beer from Harvestmoon, based in Chiba. It was first brewed as part of Harvestmoon’s Anniversary celebrations back in 2006. Since then, Harvestmoon Barley Wine has been part of their Autumn seasonal range of beers and it can be found on both draft and in bottles. It’s also won some gold medals at …

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout is a 7% autumn seasonal foreign stout from Baird Beer in Shizuoka. Foreign stouts tend to be higher in alcohol than their regular stout counterparts though less than their bigger sibling, the Russian imperial stout. This beer is brewed using Nugget and Fuggles hops to a base of chocolate, chocolate wheat and black malts and …

Loco Tangerine Trip by Locobeer

Loco Tangerine Trip

Loco Tangerine Trip is a 5.5% saison from Locobeer that contains locally sourced Fukure oranges. If that sounds familiar to you, then it should as the Hitachino Nest DAi DAi Ale also contains the same oranges. Loco Tangerine Trip is an autumn seasonal beer that was first on sale from August 2015  and can be found in bottled form at the moment. …