Ise Kadoya Pale Ale By Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Pale Ale is an American pale ale from Ise Kadoya that is also an award-winning beer. It was Ise Kadoya’s first beer produced back in 1997 and has an abv 0f 5%. Ise Kadoya Pale Ale is commonly available in both bottles and on draft at various locations. It is also brewed using only Cascade hops, so the batch …

Kyoto Hanamachi Alt by Kinishi Masamune Shuzo

Kyoto Hanamachi Alt

Kyoto Hanamachi Alt is an alt craft beer straight out of Kyoto: the city of temples, geishas, and lots of tourists so it would seem apt that there should be some local craft beers for the tourists to spend their money on. Kyoto Hanamachi Alt is available in both 350ml bottles and 1L jugs though we’ve only seen the smaller bottles on …

Ise Kadoya Brown Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Brown Ale

Ise Kadoya Brown Ale, alas, is not your average brown ale, rather it is an American brown ale from Ise Kadoya. It is brewed with different kinds of hops and is part of Ise Kadoya’s summer seasonal range though we have seen it available since then. Ise Kadoya Brown Ale came about after Nakanishi-san, head Brewer, tried to out do …

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Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber by Kotobuki Brewing

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber

Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber is a 5% amber ale that is brewed using three kinds of malt: pale malt, ale malt, and caramel malt which are imported from the Czech Republic, Germany, and USA respectively with New Zealand yeast thrown in to make it a truly cosmopolitan beer. Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Amber Aroma and Taste Osaka …

Konishi Chocola Premium by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Chocola Premium

Chocolate. Beer. Let that sink in for a minute. Your usual chocolate beer is brewed with chocolate malts though Konishi Chocola Premium is brewed with pure Belgian chocolate and cocoa. Now, let that sink in. Someone is dumping Belgian chocolate in this beer along with cocoa powder. So technically, this is a full on happo-shu, even the label on the side …

Minoh Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Imperial Stout

Finally. FINALLY!! I get to drink and review a Minoh beer before Joe does. Every time I try one, Joe’s already had it. But not the Minoh Imperial Stout. No way, Jòse. It’s mine. Minoh Imperial Stout used to have the appellation “Valentine” tacked onto it; however, they dropped that part and instead just release the beer around Valentine’s Day. It’s …

Konishi Howaka by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Howaka

Konishi Howaka is a funny beer. Not one that will make you laugh but another Japanese take on a foreign classic, this time being a Belgian witbier with Japanese rice added to it. Yamadanishiki rice is added to the mash and is also lower in alcohol content than regular beers, packing in a massive 3.0%, so people who aren’t tolerant to …

Snow Blanche by Konishi Brewing

Snow Blanche

Snow Blanche is a multiple award-winning witbier from Konishi Brewing. It is brewed with fresh orange peel and coriander, along with the regular ingredients of malt, barley, and wheat. Snow Blanche is available both in bottle and also in keg forms. If the picture is not clear enough, this beer also took the gold medal at the EBS awards in 2013 …

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Minoh Pilsner by Minoh Beer

Minoh Pilsner

Hey! It’s another beer from Minoh! If Aooni is my beer of the year then Minoh is fast becoming my brewery. One day I’ll go to Osaka and visit them. Today is not the day, though. Why? Because I’m cold and it’s one week from payday. Don’t worry. Minoh Pilsner is great. Despite being a pilsner, it’s made by Minoh. …

Minoh W-IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh W-IPA

There’s really not much in the way of introduction for this one. Minoh W-IPA is a 9% Double IPA from Osaka’s lovely Minoh brewery. I have to say, though, that the Japanese use of “W” meaning “double” drives me up the fucking wall. Minoh W-IPA Aroma and Taste Minoh W-IPA pours completely opaquely, in yet another dick move that reminds …