Woodmill Hassaku White by Woodmill Brewery

Woodmill Hassaku White・ウッドミル“はっさくホワイト

Woodmill Hassaku White is a 5% witbier from Woodmill Brewery, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap. Woodmill Hassaku White is brewed using locally grown hassaku, which is similar to an orange in color but the size of a grapefruit. Woodmill Hassaku White Aroma and Taste Woodmill Hassaku White poured out …

Minoh Valentine’s Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Valentine’s Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer is a 8.5% Imperial Stout. It’s part of their limited edition seasonal lineup. Valentine’s Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer Aroma and Taste Valentine’s Imperial Stout pours out a thick black with a half centimetre of light-brown head. The nose is of roast malt, toffee and caramel. Lots of sweetness in this one, which is …

Ise Kadoya Celebrate IPA by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Celebrate IPA is a 6.5% IPA from Ise Kadoya Brewery. It was made to commemorate the opening of their new brewing premises in 2018. Ise Kadoya Celebrate IPA Aroma and Taste Now, I’m not sure if it was my wet glass, but this beer poured out completely headless, with about a millimetre of foam that quickly receded. It …

Derailleur Nishinari Riot Ale by Derailleur Brew Works

Derailleur Nishinari Riot Ale ・ディレイラ西成ライオットエール

Derailleur Nishinari Riot Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Derailleur Brew Works, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what hops went into Derailleur Nishinari Riot Ale, nor the malts or yeast either. Derailleur Nishinari Riot Ale Aroma and Taste Derailleur …

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Derailleur Fatboys Slim League by Derailleur Brew Works

Derailleur Fatboys Slim League ・ディレイラファットボーイズ スリムリーグ

Derailleur Fatboys Slim League is a 5% saison from Derailleur Brew Works, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Derailleur Brew Works is brewed using an unusual adjunct in the form of soba, buckwheat, that has been imported from France. We’ve only had one bottled beer that uses soba, but …

Derailleur Haginochaya Outrage by Derailleur Brew Works

Derailleur Haginochaya Outrage・ディレイラハギノチャヤアウトレイジ

Derailleur Haginochaya Outrage is a 7% bier de garde from Derailleur Brew Works, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Derailleur Haginochaya Outrage is brewed using mikans, aka Japanese oranges, sourced from Ehime, during secondary fermentation. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Derailleur Haginochaya Outrage is a …

Derailleur Supermarket Tamade Fantasia by Derailleur Beer Works

Derailleur Supermarket Tamade Fantasia・ディレイラスーパーマーケット タマデ ファンタジア

Derailleur Supermarket Tamade Fantasia – besides being a mouthful to say – is a 7.3% strong golden ale from Derailleur Beer Works, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Derailleur Supermarket Tamade Fantasia is brewed using plums, or ume, sourced from Yamagata. Derailleur Supermarket Tamade Fantasia takes its name from …

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA 伊勢角谷モザイクIPA

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was brewed in conjunction with Schooner Exact, an American brewery based out of Seattle. Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is brewed using solely Mosaic hops for flavouring, while using Columbus and Cascade hops for bittering. It’s unknown at the …

Minoh Godfather 7 Shodoshima Salty Ale by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 7 ・箕面ゴッドファーザー7

Minoh Godfather 7 Shodoshima Salty Ale, which just rolls off the tongue, is a 5.5% gose from Minoh Beer, based in Minoh, located in Minoh city, Osaka. It’s part of their Masaji Beer Project, an annual lineup of beers that celebrate the life of Masaji Ohshita, the father of the Ohshita sisters. This year’s version uses a golden ale base along …

Off the Beaten Track #4

Kyodoai in Kyoto 1

Looking for places to drink in Kyoto should be easy, right? We have our Kyoto Drinking Guide to help find some places for you – except not all of them are open from lunch or early afternoon. I was on a work trip – aka a school trip – for a few days, and I had one day spare to …