Shiga Kogen DPA by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen DPA 志賀高原DPA

How the heck do Tamamura Honten knock out so many limited edition beers so quickly and so often? Shiga Kogen DPA, which means draft pale ale, is kind of a limited edition beer though the draft version of it can be found in places such as Craft Beer Bar in Kannai. Shiga Kogen DPA is a 5.5% American Pale Ale that was …

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Sankt Gallen Kansha No Nama Gold/Kogane by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Kansha No Nama Gold/Kogane

Sankt Gallen Kansha No Nama Gold/Kogane is Sankt Gallen’s version of an American pale ale that comes in a variety of sizes, all at 4.8% ABV, but the most impressive is the 1.8L sake bottle size that is occasionally on sale. It was supposedly first brewed for Father’s Day back in 2010 though it is still found throughout the year. The …

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 …

Oh! La! Ho Beer Pale Ale by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Beer Pale Ale

Oh! La! Ho Beer Pale Ale is an American pale ale brewed by Oh! La! Ho Beer in Nagano. The main premise behind the beer is that it is a fragrant beer where the hops are accentuated to be at the forefront. Oh! La! Ho Beer Pale Ale is an award-winning beer having won various bronze and silver awards in its time. …

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Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale

Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Tamamura Honten and is sometimes advertised as AfPA in bars. While it does have the word Africa in its name, Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale is not made from any African ingredients. The concept behind the beer is that it is halfway to being an IPA based on the …

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Sankt Gallen Pale Ale by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Pale Ale サンクトガーレンペールエール

Sankt Gallen Pale is a 5% American pale ale from Sankt Gallen. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. It is the flagship beer for Sankt Gallen and their most popular beer. Based on an American pale ale recipe, Sankt Gallen Pale Ale was one of their first beers produced …

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Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale

Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale is supposed to be an extra pale ale, but it comes across more of an American pale ale, more about that later. It was a lucky find as I’ve never seen this beer before outside of Nagano, well to be more specific, outside of the Oh! La! Ho Beer brewery. I snapped it …

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Tama no Megumi Japan Beer by Ishikawa Brewery

Tama no Megumi Japan Beer

I spotted this interesting looking beer in a local Mine Mart. Neither Rob nor I knew anything about Tama no Megumi Japan Beer, which is not a surprise for me but my jaw hit the tatami when Rob didn’t have a clue either. According to the back of the bottle – always a good place to look – the brewery, …

Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale

Rising Sun Pale Ale is one of Baird Beer’s main beers and is also one of their most popular beers on tap, found at all of their taprooms all year round, and also at other places, such as Good Beer Faucets. Moreover, it can also be found overseas, such as in Thailand and in Australia. Rising Sun Pale Ale Aroma and …

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Yokohama Pale Ale by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Pale Ale 横浜ペールエール

Yokohama Pale Ale is 5% American pale ale from Yokohama Beer that is advertised as having the aroma of hops and citrus. Part of Yokohama Beer’s main lineup, this can be readily found on tap in Yokohama, and some Tokyo bars, such as Craft Beer Market. Like the other Yokohama beers, Yokohama Pale Ale is charged at a premium price of around ¥500 …