Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda・志賀高原ビール インペリアルコーヒーポーター

Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda is an 8% imperial porter from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Trunk Coffee, a coffee roasted based in Nagoya. Shiga Kogen Imperial Coffee Porter Coko Rwanda uses a porter base that has been ramped up, and has coffee beans sourced from Coko Farm, based …

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA 伊勢角谷モザイクIPA

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was brewed in conjunction with Schooner Exact, an American brewery based out of Seattle. Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is brewed using solely Mosaic hops for flavouring, while using Columbus and Cascade hops for bittering. It’s unknown at the …

Matsumoto Artisanal Saison by Far Yeast Brewing

Matsumoto Artisanal Saison 松本アーティズナルセゾン

Matsumoto Artisanal Saison is a 5% saison from Far Yeast Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with this one being with Matsutmoto Brewing, based in Matsumoto. It can be found in bottles at the Matsumoto Taproom though we’re yet to see it on sale elsewhere. Matsumoto Artisanal Saison Aroma and Taste Matsumoto Artisanal Saison poured …

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Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager 志賀高原インディアミヤマラガー

Shiga Kogen India Miyama Lager is a 6% India Pale Lager from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup with it being first released in October 2014 and is also a collaborative effort with North Island Beer. This year’s effort is a collaborative effort with Hop Kotan Brewery, also based in Hokkaido. It is …

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA ファーイーストゆずヘイジーIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA is a 6% NE IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Gwei-Lo, a Chinese based craft beer brewery, and is also their first foray into cans. Far Yeast Yuzu Hazy IPA is brewed using Amarillo, Citra, and Denali hops, along with locally grown yuzu, aka Japanese citron. …

Far Yeast Imperial Peach by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Imperial Peach ファーイーストインペリアル ピーチ

Far Yeast Imperial Peach is a 7% fruit beer, based on a Belgian tripel, from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series, with this one being done with Brouwerij de Prael, a brewery based in the Netherlands. Far Yeast Imperial Peach uses locally sourced peach juice during fermentation. Far Yeast Imperial Peach Aroma and Taste …

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho is a 7% baltic porter that is a collaborative effort between Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, and Swan Lake Beer, based in Niigata. The name “kokucho” means black swan in English and came about from the two breweries sharing a booth at craft beer events. What came about was a beer that hadn’t …

Far Yeast Saigon Passion by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Saigon Passion ファーイーストサイゴンパッション

Far Yeast Saigon Passion is a 4.5% sour from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Heart of Darkness, based in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, being the partner this time. Two versions were made, with the Japanese version using Belgian Ardennes yeast, and the Vietnamese version using German Ale yeast. Passion …

Swan Lake Flowery IPA by Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Flowery IPA スワンレイクフラワリーIPA

Swan Lake Flowery IPA is a 6% American IPA from Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort they did with United Arrows and uses a flower local to Agano city, in Niigata, that impart flavour, though which flower is unknown. Swan Lake Flowery IPA Aroma and Taste Swan Lake Flowery IPA poured out …

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL 伊勢角屋アドリブIPL

Ise Kadoya Ad Lib IPL, or to give it its full name Ise Kadoya Jam Session Brew Ad Lib IPL, is a 6% Indian Pale Lager from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and can be found on tap and on bottles. It’s a collaborative brew with Spring Valley Brewery with the head brewers from …