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 …

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Mimasaka Strong Stout by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Strong Stout 2・美作 ビア ワークス ストロング スタウト2

Mimasaka Strong Stout is an 8% imperial stout, brewed by Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Mimasaka, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Mimasaka Strong Stout is brewed using roasted coffee beans from Bankoku Coffee roasters. Mimasaka Strong Stout Aroma and Taste Mimasaka Strong Stout poured out …

Akari John Smith by Akari Brewing

Akari John Smith `・アカリジョンスミス`

Akari John Smith is a 6% NE-IPA from Akari Brewing, based in Imaichi, in Tottori, Japan. Akari John Smith is part of their regular lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap at various locations across Japan. Even though Akari John Smith is styled as an NE-IPA, it’s brewed using English Maris Otter malts and also contains both …

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 …