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 …

Daisen G Scottish Ale by Kumezakura Brewery

Daisen G Scottish Ale 大山Gスコティッシュエール

Daisen G Scottish Ale is a 6% Scottish ale from Kumezakura Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Since it first came on sale, Daisen G Scottish Ale has had its abv increased from 4.5% to its current level of 6% now. Daisen …

Hida Alt by Hida Ji-Beer

Hida Alt 飛騨アルト

Hida Alt is a 5% alt beer from Hida Ji-Beer, based in Hida, in Gifu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various places across the Gifu area. Hida Alt is brewed to a traditional Dusseldorf recipe. Hida Alt Aroma and Taste The first thing you notice about Hida Alt …

Daisen G Doppelbock by Kumezakura Brewery

Daisen G Doppelbock ・大山Gドッペルボック

Daisen G Doppelbock is an 8% doppelbock from Kumezakura Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Not much is known about Daisen G Doppelbock besides it not having been brewed for 17 years. Daisen G Doppelbock Aroma and Taste Daisen G Doppelbock poured out a deep …

Daisen G Beer European Amber by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Beer European Amber大山Gビールヨーロピアンアンバー

Daisen G Beer European Amber is a 6% American Amber from Kumezakura Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap when on sale. It has an IBU of 40 and that’s all the information we’ve got for you. Daisen G Beer European Amber Aroma and Taste Daisen G …

Doppo Schwarz by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Schwarz 独歩シュバルツ

Doppo Schwarz is a 5% schwarz beer from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s also won a couple of awards – back in 1996 and in 2000 when noone really knew about craft beer in Japan it seems. …

Iwami Honey Draft by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Honey Draft 石見ハニードラフト

Iwami Honey Draft is a 4.5% blonde beer from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 though how long it’s limited for is unknown. Iwami Honey Draft is brewed with imported US Simcoe hops and honey from Masuda city. Iwami Honey Draft Aroma and Taste Iwami Honey Draft poured …

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou by Doppo Beer

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou / 独歩スパークリングロゼ さくら旅情

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is a 5% fruit beer from Doppo Beer, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup though it can be found on sale until stocks run out. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is brewed with locally sourced juice from cherry trees. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou Aroma and Taste Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura …

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Daisen G Rauch Weizen by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Rauch Weizen 大山Gラオホヴァイツェン

Daisen G Rauch Weizen is a 7% smoked weizen from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their later winter seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using wheat malt and smoked malt which has been smoked using wood from beech trees. Daisen G Rauch Weizen Aroma and Taste Daisen G Rauch …

Iwami Session IPA by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Session IPA 石見セッションIPA

Iwami Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Iwami Session IPA is brewed using sheequarsar and beets as well, making it happoshu. Iwami Session IPA Aroma and Taste The only other beer I’ve tried …