AJB Bread by Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company

AJB Bread・AJBブレッド

AJB Bread is a 4.5% golden ale from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa-Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be primarily found in bottles, with a limited amount of it going towards taps across Japan. As the name suggests, AJB Bread is brewed using bread, with this being a collaboration with Bricolage Bread …

Woodmill Golden Ale by Woodmill Brewery Kyoto

Woodmill Golden Ale・ウッドミルゴールデン・エール

Woodmill Golden Ale is a 5% golden ale from Woodmill Brewery Kyoto, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though the latter is hard to come by. And that’s all we could find out about it. Woodmill Golden Ale Aroma and Taste Woodmill Golden Ale poured out …

Myoko Kogen Golden Ale by Myoko Kogen Beer

Myoko Kogen Golden Ale 妙子高原ゴールデンエール

Myoko Kogen Golden Ale is as 5% golden ale from Myoko Kogen Beer, based in Myoko Kogen, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of the autumn seasonal line up and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Myoko Kogen Golden Ale Aroma and Taste Myoko Kogen Golden Ale poured out a murky brownish orange colour with no head …

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale by Komagatake Brewery

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale 南信州ビール宝剣岳エール

Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale is a 5% golden ale from Komagatake Brewery, based in Komagane, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of the summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was first released in 2017 and Minamishinshu Hokentake Ale is named after Mount Hōken, at 2,931m high, is one of major peaks in Kiso Mountains or Central Alps, …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold 伊勢角屋はなきんゴールド

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold is a 4% golden ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their “hanakin” range of using yeast harvested from wild species of plants with Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold using yeast from marigolds – hence the ‘gold’ part of the name. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Ise Kadoya Hanakin Gold will be …

Yokohama Noge Beer by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Noge Beer 横浜野毛ビール

Yokohama Noge Beer is a 5% golden ale from Yokohama Beer, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and is a celebration of the Noge area, located a stone’s throw from the brewery in Yokohama. Besides that, there isn’t much information about Yokohama Noge Beer there. Yokohama Noge Beer Aroma and Taste Yokohama Noge Beer, besides not …

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Minoh Bloom by Minoh Beer

Minoh Bloom

Minoh Bloom is a 5.5% golden ale. It’s part of Minoh’s seasonal lineup, and is made with five different varieties of hop. At the time of writing it seems to be out of season, so check the link at the bottom of the review for current availability. Minoh Beer, along with Tamamura Honten, are one of my favourite breweries in …

Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi

Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi is a 4.5% golden ale from Tazawako Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. Tazawako Beer Akita Bakushu Megumi was co-developed with Akita Prefectural University and is the first beer to be brewed using only ingredients from Akita. …

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale, besides having a ridiculous name, is a 5% golden ale from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started life out as part of their draft only range, but found its way into bottles in late 2016, and is now available more readily. Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale is brewed with both Pilsner Malt and Munich Malts with hops …

Nagisa Golden Ale by Nagisa Beer

Nagisa Golden Ale ナギサゴールデンエール

Nagisa Golden Ale is a 5% golden ale from Nagisa Beer, based in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup, and Nagisa Golden Ale can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. It’s brewed with no adjuncts at all, and thus is sold as a an “100% beer”, and was supposedly the second beer made …