Nihonbashi Shimane-kan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Nihonbashi Shimane-kan

The fifth in our entry of satellite shops / antenna shops is Nihonbashi Shimane-kan- which if you hadn’t guessed is based in Nihonbashi and sells products from Shimane prefecture, which was once voted Japan’s 46th most recognised prefecture – not that great considering Japan has 47 prefectures. What was the 47th? Don’t know to be honest. Nihonbashi Shimane-kan sells lots …

Shimane Shimanekko Lager by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Shimanekko Lager・しまねしまねっこらがー

Shimane Shimanekko Lager is a 5.5% Japanese rice lager from Shimane Beer Hearn, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in cans and on tap. Shimane Shimanekko Lager uses malt from Shimane Prefecture and “Island Scent Oki Algae Salt Rice” from Shimane Prefecture’s Okinoshima Island. Shimane Shimanekko Lager Aroma and Taste Shimane …

Daisen G Session Yagou by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Session Yagou・大山Gセッション八郷

Daisen G Session Yagou is a 5.5% American pale ale from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Kumezakura Shuzo have taken their Yago beer and reigned in the alcohol for this one. It’s brewed using locally sourced rice from Japan with …

Daisen G Belgian Brown by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Belgian Brown・大山Gベルジャンブラウン

Daisen G Belgian Brown is a 5.5% Belgian Brown from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2019. Daisen G Belgian Brown is brewed using Belgian saison yeast instead of a regular Belgian trappist ale yeast. Daisen G Belgian Brown Aroma and Taste Daisen G Belgian Brown poured out …

Mimasaka Blonde by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Blonde・美作ブロンド

Mimasaka Blonde is a 5% blonde ale from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in some places. There’s not much information out about Mimasaka Blonde, though it does use locally grown yuzu as an adjunct. Mimasaka Blonde Aroma and Taste …

Cyonmage Beer Information

Cyonmage Beer Logo

Cyonmage Beer, also known as Yamaguchi Hagi Beer, is a Japanese craft brewery located in Yamguchi, Japan. It’s easy to get confused with this brewery and also Yamaguchi Ji-Beer, but they are very much different breweries. Cyonmage Beer started out brewing in 1996 and like many other breweries at the time, they had a firm focus on German style beers, …

Cyonmage Alt by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer

Cyonmage Alt by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer is a 5% Alt. Nothing much more to say in that department. Cyonmage Alt Aroma and Taste Cyonmage Alt pours out with a big frothy head that whittles away to about a centimetre of beige foam. The aroma is of roasted malt, with a slight breadiness and a bit of an off tang of …

Akari Ginger Brown Ale by Akari Brewing

Akari Ginger Brown Ale・アカリジンジャーブラウンエール

Akari Ginger Brown Ale is a 4.5% spiced beer from Akari Brewing, based in Tottori city, in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Akari Ginger Brown Ale is brewed with 100% Nikko ginger that has been aged for 5 months before being cut up and added to the beer …

Doppo Black Beer for Unagi by Miyashita Brewery

Doppo Black Beer for Unagi・独歩ビールウナギに合う黒ビール

Doppo Black Beer for Unagi is a 5% Schwarzbier by Miyashita Brewery, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Doppo Black Beer for Unagi, as the name suggests, has been brewed to be consumed with Unagi – not the karate skill from Friends – …

Cyonmage Pale Ale by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer

Yamaguchi Hagi Beer Cyonmage Pale Ale is, you guessed it, a 5% pale ale from Yamaguchi Hagi Beer. God, who spells it like that? “Cyonmage”. Who says “Chonmage” and thinks “Yeah, that should be spelt with a Y after the C”. I used to go to a bar that spelt the word “shochu” “syocyu”. Monsters. Anyway, a chonmage is the traditional samurai …