Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Ochaya-san's Hōjicha Ale・反射炉お茶屋さんのほうじ茶エール

Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale, besides being a mouthful to say, is a 5% speciality beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2018. Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale is brewed using hojicha, a kind of green tea that has been roasted instead of steamed, that was grown on the premises of …

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA反射炉手毬遊びIPA

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA is a 7% Belgian IPA from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal line-up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. If the name wasn’t a giveaway, Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA is named after the small ball toys that kids play with in Japan traditionally made from …

Hansharo Ryūjō Strong Bitter by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Ryūjō Strong Bitter 反射炉龍城ストロングビター

Hansharo Ryūjō Strong Bitter is a 6% ESB from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s named after Hojyo Shinkumu, who built a mountain castle in the area centered around Ryusikuyama which became an important hub of domination of Izu over five generations. …

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi 反射炉ビエールド木樽草子 2

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi is an 8% bier de garde from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their Autumnal seasonal lineup, with this one being available in bottles and on tap. Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi is first brewed and then the resultant batch is split into two different kinds of wood barrels – one being made …

Hansharo Beer Homura in Izunokuni, Shizuoka

Hansharo Beer Honmura

Hansharo Beer Homura The Bottom Line If you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere and you see Hansharo Beer Homura and are hungry, then you’re in for a decent amount of food at reasonable prices. If you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere and you want beer, keep on going to the FamilyMart down the road instead and then come back for …

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison 反射炉花見鳥セゾン

Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison is a 7% saison from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap at the time of writing. Hansharo Barrel Aged Saison, also known as uguisu saison, was aged in wine barrels for three months during winter and came on sale in March …

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki 反射炉黄椿

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki is a 5% English summer ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Ironically, it’s not part of their summer lineup, instead being part of their “beers named after flowers” range. The beer takes its name from the Yellow camellia, which are a very common flower during springtime in Japan. Hansharo Kiirotsubaki is brewed using imported Boadicea hops from the …

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo IPL 反射炉願成IPL

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL is a 5% India Pale Lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using only German hops which include Polaris, Hallertau Blanc, and Hull Melon. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether this is a one-off …

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer 反射炉大吟醸ビール

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer is a 5% speciality beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s also known as Hansharo Daijingo Masako, though the yeast used, a popular local strain is the same type for both beers – called daijingo. …

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale is a 6% blonde ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their late summer / autumn seasonal lineup which can be found in both bottle and on tap. It’s brewed with Vic Secret hops produced in Australia and first released to brewers in 2011. At the time of writing, it’s …