Coedo Sumatera by Coedo

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Coedo Sumatera is a 6% lager beer from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this being brewed with Horiguchi Coffee providing the coffee beans. The coffee beans used in Coedo Sumatera are Mandheling sourced from the island of Sumatra and the beers name roughly translates into “clear tiger”, perhaps hinting at the …


Coedo Kyara India Pale Lager by Coedo Brewery

Coedo kyara コエド伽羅

Coedo Kyara is a 5.5% India Pale Lager. Coedo recently changed the recipe of this beer- or rather, they moved the name to a different beer. The old Coedo Kyara bears zero resemblance to the current incarnation. Back when we started BeerTengoku, Coedo had a funny way of marketing their beers. They were all named after a colour, and every …

Coedo Gattsu Pozu by Coedo 

Coedo Gattsu Pozu

Coedo Gattsu Pozu is a 10% double IPA, produced as a collaboration between Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan and Fieldworks Brewing Company, based in California, USA. It’s part of the Coedo limited edition range, and can be found in bottles and on tap. Gattsu Pozu is the Japanese expression used when a player comes up with the big play and shows …

Coedo Regista IPA by Coedo 

Coedo Regista IPA

Coedo Regista IPA is 6% American IPA from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, Saitama. It’s part of their draft only range (why oh why can’t they expand on their bottled range already) and can be found across Japan. First released at the Autumn Keyaki Beer Festival in 2017, Coedo Regista IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, and Motueka hops though when …


Coedo Marihana by Coedo Brewery

Hitsuji Inside Beer 3 Coedo Marihana

Coedo Marihana is a 4.5% session IPA from Coedo, based in Saitama, Japan. It first came on sale in 2014 as part of their Spring / Summer seasonal beer range but it’s been so popular in bars across Japan it seems that it’s now available all-year round. The name “marihana” doesn’t follow the usual standard for Coedo and colours, instead …

Coedo Beniaka by Coedo Beer

Coedo Beniaka

Coedo Beniaka had a full on upheaval in terms of recipes in 2015 with it undergoing some major cosmetic changes both in the recipe and also on the bottle. It went from a lager yeast style production of being top fermented, to an ale yeast bottom fermented beer. If that wasn’t enough, some of the hops were changed around and …

Coedo Beniaka Renewal Event in Toranomon Hills, Tokyo

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BeerTengoku was invited along to the Coedo Beniaka Renewal Event held in Toranomon Hills, Tokyo at Above Bar & Grill. The event was designed to showcase the change in recipe for the Coedo Beniaka, which is brewed using sweet potatoes. The press event started at 5pm and lasted until 7pm, and the event was open to the public from 8pm …

Coedo Shikkoku by Coedo Brewery

Coedo Shikoku

Coedo Shikkoku is named after the island just south of Honshu…who am I trying to kid? Coedo Shikkoku is named after a Japanese hue, this time being the jet-black lacquer work that can be seen across Japan. It is also a schwarzbier brewed using a traditional German recipe. Coedo Shikkoku Aroma and Taste Coedo Shikkoku poured out darker than my deepest, …

Coedo Shiro by Coedo Brewery

Coedo Shiro

Coedo Shiro is a hefeweizen style beer that is advertised as a premium all malt beer. It is also one of the hardest beers to find from the Coedo range as Coedo Shiro is unfiltered and stores are hesitant to sell it. In 2014, the bottle was redesigned and now advertises that it is a hefeweizen on the label. Coedo Shiro …


Coedo Brewery Tour in Kawagoe, Saitama


In November, BeerTengoku took a trip up to the Coedo Brewery in Tsuruse, Saitama. On the journey up from BeerTengoku’s base in central Kanagawa, we passed through suburbs, city centres, and finally through to farm land. While not as far away as expected, it’s becoming a common theme to see breweries far away from the major areas they serve. President …