Octone Yuzu Saison by Octone Brewing

Octone Yuzon Saison

Octone Yuzon Saison is a 5.5% fruit beer from Octone Brewing, based in Minakami, in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Octone Yuzon Saison, as the name suggests, uses a saison base which is then infused using locally sourced yuzu, or Japanese citron, from the base of Mt. …

Vertere Ambrax by Vertere

Vertere Ambrax

Vertere Ambrax is 6.5% fruited sour from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Vertere Ambrax is brewed using blueberry juice, lactose, and also vanilla beans. Vertere Ambrax Aroma and Taste Vertere Ambrax poured out a lurid pinkish-purple colour with a surprising …

Mimasaka Citrus Weizen by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Citrus Weizen

Mimasaka Citrus Weizen is a 5% fruited hefeweizen from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. As the name suggests, Mimasaka Beer Works is brewed using lemons grown in the region. Mimasaka …

Shiokaze Mango Impact Ale by Shiokaze BrewLab

Shiokaze Mango Impact Ale

Shiokaze Mango Impact Ale is a 6% fruited American IPA from Shiokaze BrewLab, based in Soga, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative lineup with a local curry shop in the area, and can be found both in bottles and on tap. As the name suggests, Shiokaze Mango Impact Ale uses mango puree during the fermentation process. Shiokaze Mango …

Two Rabbits Kinkan Wit by Two Rabbits Brewing Company

Two Rabbits Kinkan Wit

Two Rabbits Kinkan Wit is 4.5% fruited witbier from Two Rabbits Brewing Company, based in Omihachiman, in Shiga, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap, despite the image of the bottle below. Two Rabbits Kinkan Wit contains locally sourced kinkan, known as kumquats in English, as well as imported Australian …

Kyoto Indigo Skies by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Indigo Skies・京都夜空を藍染め

Kyoto Indigo Skies is a 5.5% fruit sour from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draft lineup, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Kyoto Indigo Skies is a kettle sour using blueberry and raspberry puree along with pilsner and wheat in the grain bill. Perhaps a first …

TDM 1874 Sour Marionberry by TDM 1874 Brewery

TDM 1874 Sour Marionberry・TDM1874サワー・マリオンベリー

TDM 1874 Sour Marionberry is a 5.5% fruit sour from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Tokaichiba, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup so its availability at the time of writing is unknown. As the name suggests, TDM 1874 Sour Marionberry is brewed using marionberry puree imported in from Oregon. TDM 1874 Sour Marionberry Aroma and Taste …

Yggdrasil Citrus Cervoise by Yggdrasil Brewing

Yggdrasil Citrus Cervoise ・イグドラジルシトロスサーヴォイズ

Yggdrasil Citrus Cervoise is a 5.2% fruited saison from Yggdrasil Brewing, based in Hiratsuka, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft line, but due to Covid-19, it was bottled and put on sale, so it’s unknown at the time of writing if this beer will come out in bottles again. Yggdrasil Citrus Cervoise uses the Yggdrasil Cervoise based, a …

Kyoto Sunset Juice by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Sunset Juice・京都酒造夕焼けの雫

Kyoto Sunset Juice is a 4.5% Belgian sour from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, in Kyoto prefecture, in Japan. It’s part of their spring lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various places in Japan. Its Japanese name is “夕焼けの雫” which translates to “drops of sunset” and is brewed using hibiscus and dried orange …

Nara Lime Gose By by Nara Brewing Company

Nara Lime Gose By・ならライム ゴーゼ バイ

Nara Lime Gose By is a 4.5% fruited gose by Nara Brewing Company, based in Nara, in Nara, Japan. It’s part of their regular draft line up but saw life in cans during the Covid-19 pandemic, so at the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Nara Lime Gose By will see life again in the canned form. Nara Lime Gose …