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Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout いわて蔵ショコラスタウト

Iwate Kura Chocolate Stout is a 5% stout from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though it is firmly advertised as a beer for Valentine’s Day and as such, it can be found on sale from January onwards, until stocks run out. Unlike other chocolate stouts that may use flavouring or chocolate bars, Iwate …

Baeren Iwate Wit by Baeren 

Baeren Iwate Wit

Baeren Iwate Wit is a 4.5% witbier, or Belgian white ale as they call it, from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. The name stems from the fact that locally sourced wheat, known as nambu komugi, is used during brewing and …

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Baeren Winter Weizen by Baeren

Baeren Winter Weizen ベアレン冬のヴァイツェン

Baeren make a couple of different weizens: the Baeren Summer Weizen and this the Baeren Winter Weizen. Baeren have produced a 5% German hefeweizen that is winter because of the label on the bottle and some bolder flavours according to the Baeren lineup on their website. It is on sale from November onwards and can be found in both bottles …

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume by Sekinoichi Shuzo.

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume

Iwate Kura Takata no Yume is a 5% wheat / fruit beer from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. The “yume” part of the name doesn’t meant dream, but is rather a portmanteau, coming from two of its adjuncts yuzu, also known as Japanese citron, and ume, being Japanese plums, which are highly valued for both making umeshu (plums steeped in …

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Kolsch

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate. It was once part of their summer range a few years back and reemerged in the June 2016, in both canned and draft form. It’s brewed to a traditional Cologne style recipe though besides that, not much else is know about this beer. Ginga Kogen …

Iwate Kura Arigatou Pale Ale by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Shunensai Original

Iwate Kura Arigatou Pale Ale is a 4% American pale ale from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It was first released in February 2016 as part of their limited edition ranged and can also be found under the Iwate Kura Shunensei Original name as well. At the time of writing, there is no idea whether this will become part of the all-year round …

Zumona Pale Ale by Tono Zumona Beer

Zumona Pale Ale ずもなペールエール

Zumona Pale Ale is a beer that I’ve seen on my travels numerous times for BeerTengoku; both in Tokyo and also in Kyoto and Osaka but I never get around to buying it. It’s an American style pale ale with an abv of 5% and is part of Tono Zumona Beer’s all-year round range that can be found in bottles or …

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Baeren Classic by Baeren Bier

Baeren Classic

Baeren Classic is a dortmunder style beer from Baeren Bier, in Iwate prefecture, Japan. It’s a 6% beer that is part of their all-year round selection and can be found in both bottles and on draft form. Besides that, there isn’t much information out there about Baeren Classic. Baeren Classic Aroma and Taste I drunkenly stumbled across this beer in my local …

Iwate Kura Nagisa by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Nagisa

Iwate Kura Nagisa is a 5% wild ale from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s unique in that the brewers harvested yeast from the Hamayuri lily flower, better known as Liliaceae in its English name. The flower was once prevalent in the Kamaishi city area before the Great Tohoku earthquake in 2011, in particular along the coastal area. It was feared to have …

Iwate Kura Yoitsugi by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Yoitsugi いわて蔵ヨイツギ

Iwate Kura Yoitsugi is an 8% India Pale Ale brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their collaboration series, this time with Rebirth Project; a Japanese organisation that focuses on sustainable projects and business. As such, this beer is certified organic though with ulterior motives as the brewers wanted a beer that they could drink to get …