Vertere Globba by Vertere

Vertere Globba・バテレグロバ

Vertere Globba is a 6.5% spiced stout from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap across various places in Japan. Vertere Globba is brewed using Pale 2 row, Maris Otter, Carafa, Black, Flaked Oats, and Melanoidin, and then hopped with imported Hallertau hops from …

Romantic Dog Fight IPA by Romantic Village Beer

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Romantic Dog Fight IPA is 7% American IPA from Romantic Village Beer, based in Utsunomiya, in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and can be found mostly on tap across Kanto. Romantic Dog Fight IPA can apparently also be found in bottles, though we’re yet to come across any in our adventures. It was first released in 2015 …

Coedo Sumatera by Coedo

Coedo Sumatera 1・コエド澄虎 1

Coedo Sumatera is a 6% lager beer from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this being brewed with Horiguchi Coffee providing the coffee beans. The coffee beans used in Coedo Sumatera are Mandheling sourced from the island of Sumatra and the beers name roughly translates into “clear tiger”, perhaps hinting at the …

Vertere Casimiroa by Vertere

Vertere Casimiroa・バテレカシミロア

Vertere Casimiroa is a 7.5% NE-IPA from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in cans and on tap at various places in Japan. It’s brewed using Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Oats, Wheat, Carapils, and the mandatory lactose as part of its grain bill, and then hopped using imported Citra, …

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Vertere Meconopsis by Vertere

Vertere Meconopsis・バテレメコノプシス

Vertere Meconopsis is a 6.8% American IPA from Vertere, based in Okutama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and can be found in a small number of bars across Japan. Vertere Meconopsis is brewed with Maris Otter, Munich t2, Pilsner, and Vienna malts, alongside Columbus, Azacca, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, and Citra hops. Vertere Meconopsis Aroma and Taste …

Ebina Dark Lager by Ebina Beer

Ebina Dark Lager・エビナダークラガー

Ebina Dark Lager is a 5% dark lager, known as a tmavý, from Ebina Beer, based in Ebina, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at the bar. Ebina Dark Lager Aroma and Taste First things first, I need to apologise about the glass. I thought I …

Coedonado Ichiro’s Malt by Coedo

coedonado ichiro's malt is not for the faint of heart.

Coedonado Ichiro’s Malt. Where to start? Ok, let’s begin. In 2012, Coedo collaborated with Coronado, an American West Coast brewery, to produce Coedonado, an American strong ale, that was well received. Coedo then had the audacity to take it one step further by taking Coedonado and storing it in bourbon whiskey barrels and then aging it for a minimum of …