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 the boil. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Derailleur Haginochaya …

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

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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 …

Nara Multiplies IPA by Nara Brewing Company

Nara Multiplies IPA ・奈良マルティプライズIPA

Nara Multiplies IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Nara Brewing Company, based in Nara, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up and can be found on sale across Japan. Nara Multiplies IPA is brewed using Mosaic, Galaxy,, and Merkur hops, along with Two Row Pale, Pilsner Malt, and Carapils malt. Nara Multiplies IPA Aroma and Taste Nara Multiplies IPA came …

Ise Kadoya Dry Stout by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Dry Stout 伊勢角屋ドライスタウト

Ise Kadoya Dry Stout is a 5% dry stout from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found on tap and in bottles across Japan. It’s brewed alongside the Ise Kadoya Oyster Stout (Come on Joe, get it into English!) but this one contains East Kent Golding hops instead. Ise Kadoya …

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 伊勢角屋プラチナドラゴンR2

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is a 4% session IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Platinum Dragon R range that can be found on sale sporadicly throughout the year. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is brewed to be a West Coast IPA-lite with a lower alcohol content than its contemporaries. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 …

Kyoto Brewing Minori by Kyoto Brewing Company

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Kyoto Brewing Minori is a 6.5% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found on tap only. For bittering, it uses Merkur hops, while for flavour and aroma, Kyoto Brewing Company used Citra and Mosaic. From Kyoto Brewing Company “Minori as an idea was born on our travels to …

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho

Kyoto Brewing / Swan Lake Kokucho is a 7% baltic porter that is a collaborative effort between Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, and Swan Lake Beer, based in Niigata. The name “kokucho” means black swan in English and came about from the two breweries sharing a booth at craft beer events. What came about was a beer that hadn’t …