Yatsugatake First Down by Yatsugatake Brewery

Yatsugatake First Down・八ヶ岳ファーストダウン

Yatsugatake First Down is 5.5% Japanese rice lager from Yatsugatake Brewery, based in Kiyasato, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and is also the first beer from them to actually focus on the sport of gridiron. Yatsugatake First Down is designed to be the first beer that you down in your drinking session, the first beer you …

Shimane Shimanekko Lager by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Shimanekko Lager・しまねしまねっこらがー

Shimane Shimanekko Lager is a 5.5% Japanese rice lager from Shimane Beer Hearn, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in cans and on tap. Shimane Shimanekko Lager uses malt from Shimane Prefecture and “Island Scent Oki Algae Salt Rice” from Shimane Prefecture’s Okinoshima Island. Shimane Shimanekko Lager Aroma and Taste Shimane …

Awaji Rice Pilsner by Awaji Beer 

Awaji Rice Pilsner 淡路米仕込みピルスナー

Awaji Rice Pilsner is a 3.5% rice beer from Awaji Beer, based in Hyogo, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Awaji Rice Pilsner is brewed using a local strain of rice known as “Kinuhikari” and the beer also won gold at the Asia Beer Cup in 2017. …

Kohan Akita Bijin Hada Beer by Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer

Kohan Akita Bijin Hada Beer

Kohan Akita Bijin Hada Beer is a 5.5% speciality beer from Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup of craft beer and is brewed using Akitakomachi rice, making this beer a Japanese rice lager style beer. The rice is sourced from Sendai city, the southernmost part of the Tohoku area. At …

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager is a 5% rice lager brewed by Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, though it seems it can be found throughout the year. It’s brewed using Omachi rice that has been polished until 60%, the kind of rice that is used in Ginjo sake. To bring out more of the …

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari

Daisen G Yago Aki Agari is a 7% rice lager from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their Autumn seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed using locally sourced Yamada-nishiki sake rice, which also happens to be brewed onsite near the Kumezakura Brewery, with this Daisen G Yago Aki Agari version …