Arch IPA by Arch Brewery

Arch IPA・アーチIPA

Arch IPA is a 6% English IPA from Arch Brewery, based in Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at select places. It supposedly has an IBU of 49 units – much less than it’s bolder sibling, the Arch W-IPA. Arch IPA Aroma and Taste After a …

Daisen G Double IPA by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Double IPA ・大山Gビール ダブルIPA

Daisen G Double IPA is an 8% imperial / double IPA from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Daisen G Double IPA is brewed using imported Citra and Mosaic hops from the USA. At the time of writing, its availability is unknown. Daisen …

Mimasaka Hop Virus by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Hop Virus・美作 ビア ワークス ホップ ウイルス アイ ピー エ

Mimasaka Hop Virus is a 7% American IPA from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using Mosaic hops and contains shiitake mushrooms with the aim of upping the umami of the beer. Mimasaka Hop Virus Aroma and Taste …

Arch W-IPA by Arch Brewery

Arch W-IPA 3・アーチW-IPA3

Arch W-IPA is a 7.5% imperial / double IPA from Arch Brewery, based in Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at select places. It supposedly has an IBU of over 200, though seeing as the human palate can not differentiate past 100, you have to wonder …

Kure Alt by Kure Beer

Kure Alt by Kure Beer is a 5% Alt. Pretty straightforward there! It’s part of their regular lineup and can be bought year-round. Kure Alt by Kure Beer Aroma and Taste Kure Alt literally squeaked open (they come with these weird ring-pull tops). It pours out with an off-white, yellowish head and a weirdly opaque deep peat-brown. The aroma is clean …

Kure Rauch by Kure Beer

Kure Rauch by Kure Beer is a 5% Rauch (smoked beer). It’s a yearly brew, usually released around October. Any rauch fans out there want to review this instead of me? No? Damn. Here goes. Kure Rauch by Kure Beer Aroma and Taste So Rauchs are made with smoked malt, and are a hangover (pun incredibly intended) from the time …

Shimane Pilsner by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Pilsner・島根ピルスナー

Shimane Pilsner, which is sometimes known as Shimane Beer Hearn Pilsner, is a 5% Czech pilsner from Shimane Beer Company, based in Matsue, in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in cans, bottles, and also on tap across Japan. Not much else is known about Shimane Pilsner besides it winning Japan’s Best Pilsner …

Shimane Weizen by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Weizen ・島根ヴァイツェン

Shimane Weizen is a 5% German style hefeweizen from Shimane Beer Company, based in Matsue, in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found both in cans and on tap across Japan. Shimane Weizen has also won gold medal at few craft beer events over the years too – with one of its most significant …

Akari The Devil by Akari Brewing

Akari The Devil 1・アカリザーデビル1

Akari The Devil is a 7% milk stout from Akari Brewing, based in Tottori, in Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in bottles, though it’s yet to be seen on tap anyway outside of Tottori. Akari The Devil is brewed using lactose, imported cacao beans, as well as imported vanilla beans and cinnamon too. Akari …

Akari Jack Knife by Akari Brewing

Akari Jack Knife・アカリジャックナイフ

Akari Jack Knife is a 6% Brut IPA from Akari Brewing, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though neither are that common across Japan. Like the Akari John Smith, Akari Jack Knife is brewed using grapefruit peel and juice, along with British malts. Akari Jack Knife Aroma …