Abashiri White Ale by Abashiri Beer

Abashiri White Ale

Oh god, here we go again. The sublime and ridiculous Abashiri Beer are at it again. Abashiri, as you know, make the blue beer – Ryuhyo Draft – which is simultaneously the reason why we started BeerTengoku, one of the worst beers we’ve ever tasted, the NUMBER ONE MOST POPULAR BEER REVIEW ON THE SITE, and the source of my first Anonymous …

Abashiri Beer Information

Abashiri Beer Logo

Abashiri Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Founded in 1998, Abashiri Beer are the one of the major proponents of ji-beer, or local beers, which stem from the tourist trade. Unlike most modern breweries in Japan, Abashiri Beer are one of the few that use the decoction method of brewing, thanks to their three-kettle system that allows them …

Abashiri Prison Stout by Abashiri Brewery

Abashiri Prison Stout

Abashiri Prison Stout is a 5.5% stout brewed by Abashiri Beer, BeerTengoku’s absolute favourite beer maker (also our readers’ favourite too, if the page view stats are to be believed. You weirdos). God, I’m so busy. Busy busy busy. Test season at work, and looking after an increasingly wiggly baby on my days off. Rob sends me beers and wiggles his …


Abashiri Hamanasu Draft by Abashiri Beer

Abashiri Hamanasu Draft

Abashiri Hamanasu Draft is a 5% fruit beer from Abashiri Beer, makes of the famous Abashiri Okhotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft, a beer so loved and cherished by us at BeerTengoku Towers. I was stuck in a hotel overnight and this was on sale in the shop, so what the heck. The beer contains rose hip, or hamanasu, that impart their colour and …


Abashiri Okhotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft by Abashiri Beer

Abashiri Okhotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft

Abashiri Okhotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft is Abashiri Brewery’s most famous drink, and is supposedly made using drift ice and natural ingredients such as flowers and seaweed to give it its blue colour. It’s been the subject of many “Weird Japan” articles since being made available overseas in 2014. It’s a 5% spiced/fruit/seaweed beer. Abashiri Okhotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft Aroma and Taste …


Abashiri Jaga Draft by Abashiri Beer

Abashiri Jaga Draft

Speaking to anyone who makes beer for a living, you’ll undoubtedly hear that it’s not a financial tiptoe through the tulips. Long hours, no holidays, endless debt and putting your monetary stability on the line seem to go hand in hand with getting people drunk in new and interesting ways. Joe’s Soapbox Corner on Abashiri Jaga Draft One of the …