Beer Cafe Barley in Nishinomiya, Hyogo

Beer Cafe Barley The Bottom Line For an afternoon or night out with craft beer in Nishinomiya, there aren’t many options available, but fortunately Beer Cafe Barley is not a bad option. The venue is a bit small, and the beers a bit pricey, but their large selection of beer and warm atmosphere are strong draws if you have money …

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Ageuma Dunkel by Hosokawa Brewery

Ageuma Dunkel・上馬ビール ドゥンケル

Ageuma Dunkel is a 5% dunkel beer from Hosokawa Brewery, based in Kuwana, in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations across Japan. Like the other beers in the Ageuma Beer range, Ageuma Dunkel is certified as being 100% organic, and uses imported organic malts …

100k Craft Beer & Pizza in Kyoto, Kyoto

100k Craft Beer & Pizza The Bottom Line 100k Craft Beer & Pizza is a warm and friendly place very close to the main Kyoto station. They have a good selection of food and drink, but unlike the name suggests, are not limited to just craft beer and pizza. I’d recommend it as a nice place to bring anyone visiting …

Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA・伊勢角屋麦酒ビア ブリング アス トゥギャザー NE IPA

Ise Kadoya Beer Brings Us Together NE-IPA is a 7% New England IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, in Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with this effort having been brewed with NBeerCraft Brewing Company, based in Beijing, China. Wanting to brew a beer that celebrates the unity that beer brings, the aim was to use adjuncts that …

Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale・箕面ゴッドファーザー8ヤマロクエール

Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale, also known as Minoh Shodoshima Yamaroku Ale, is a 6% pale ale from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their annual efforts for the Masaji Beer Project, an annual celebration of the life of Oshita Masaji-san. Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale is brewed using an English pale ale base and has Yamaroku …

Ise Kadoya Senkyakubanrai by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Senkyakubanrai・伊勢角屋千客万来

Ise Kadoya Senkyakubanrai is a 7% NE-IPA and a collaboration beer between Ise Kadoya and Kyoto Brewing Company. The beer can be found in both bottles and also on tap though as it’s a limited edition, we don’t know how long it will be on sale for. Both breweries worked together to make the recipe and then the resultant beer …

Nara Maruhoba-kan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Nara Maruhoba-kan Front

If you’ve been following our series on antenna shops in Japan, then it may not come as a surprise that Nara is getting in on the action, with this, the seventh in our series, at Nara Maruhoba-kan. Like others in the series, Nara Maruhoba-kan focuses on products from the Nara region of Japan, located just south east of Osaka. Nara …

Ise Kadoya Cosmos Wheat Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Cosmos Wheat Ale・伊勢角屋コスモスウィートエール

Ise Kadoya Cosmos Wheat Ale is a 5% wheat ale from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their wild yeast series, and this one focuses on using yeast harvested from the cosmos – the flower, not the universe! Tokyo Agricultural Isolate Flower Yeast Research Society harvested the yeast at first and then licensed it to Ise Kadoya …

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Craft Beer W&W in Namba, Osaka

Craft Beer W&W The Bottom Line Craft Beer W&W is a small venue in the heart of one of Osaka’s busiest areas. It’s in a great location for any tourists who need to take a break from the crushing crowds and noise of Namba, and has a decent selection of both bottled and draft beer. It’s a nice place to …

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook・伊勢角屋オフ・ザ・フック

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook is a 6.5% West Coast IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found in both bottles and on tap at a selection of places across Japan. The name stems from the American slang for meaning “brilliant, amazing” or some other superlative that is heard …