Ebina Hefeweizen by Ebina Beer

Ebina Hefeweizen・海老名へフェヴァイツェン

Ebina Hefeweizen is a 5% hefeweizen from Ebina Beer, based in Ebina, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. No fancy names with this beer – what you see on the label is what you get in the bottle. Ebina Hefeweizen Aroma and Taste Ebina Hefeweizen poured out …

Locobeer Peanuts Jiro by Locobeer

Locobeer Peanuts Jiro ロコビアピーナッツジロのミルクスタウト

Locobeer Peanuts Jiro, also known as Locobeer Peanuts Jiro no Milk Stout, is a 5% milk stout from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition collaborative range, and was brewed for Beer O’Clock, a craft beer bar in Chiba, and their sixth anniversary, and Bistro Recolte’s second anniversary. These combined anniversaries meant that 8 different malts …

Source of Style #9 – Schwarzbier

Source of Style #9 – Schwarzbier

The ninth in our series of “Source of Styles” – as voted on by the Patrons – is schwarzbier, which translates to black beer, a style of beer that is synonymous with the early days of craft beer in Japan. Schwarzbiers are dark lagers that first originated in Germany in the middle ages and were one of the first styles …

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma by Chichibu Beer

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma・秩父華麗なしろくま〜黒蜜りんご

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma is a 7% NE-IPA from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap in a limited number of places. Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma is a collaboration beer with Chiba-based craft beer bar Beer O’Clock, who celebrated their sixth anniversary in 2019. It’s …

Songbird Memories of 80’s Seagulls by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Memories of 80's Seagulls・ソングバードメモリーズオ80sブシーガルズ

Songbird Memories of 80’s Seagulls is an 8% Belgian Ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s their second collaborative beer that they have done with Liquors Hasegawa with their Songbird Noir de Cairdeas in 2018. Like that beer, Songbird Memories of 80’s Seagulls uses peated malt as well as a lot of lavender, chamomile, elder flower, and …

Songbird Le Orage by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Le Orage・ソングバードレオラジ

Songbird Le Orage is a 5.5% Belgian brown ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The name Le Orage is French for “storm” – is this going to cause havoc with our stomach? Songbird Le Orage Aroma and Taste …

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku・常陸野ネストよろしく

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku is a 6% spiced beer from Kiuchi Brewery, based out in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one having been brewed with Heineken… oops sorry… ex-craft beer brewery Beavertown, from the UK. Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku uses locally sourced yuzu, known as Japanese citrons, and imported Earl Grey tea for the UK. At the …

Songbird Fuji by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Fuji・ソングバードふじ

Songbird Fuji is a 6.5% sour beer from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in bottles only. It is secondarily fermented with wild yeast found on the skin of Yamatobinion, a strain of Japanese grape, that was harvested from the Saito Grape Garden back in 2015. Songbird …

Locobeer Saison de Seigle by Locobeer

Locobeer Saison de Seigle ロコビアライ麦セゾン

Locobeer Saison de Seigle is a 5.5% saison from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their summer lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap when on sale. Locobeer Saison de Seigle is brewed using imported rye malt – not your usual ingredient for a saison, but they are a style of beer where anything goes at …

Chichibu CCB Grizzly IPA by Bear Meet Beer

Used Like New Beer Beer 2・ユーズドライクニュービアビール2

Chichibu CCB Grizzly IPA is a 7% Brut IPA from Bear Meet Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one being brewed with Fatz’s The San Franciscan for their first anniversary. Chichibu CCB Grizzly IPA is brewed using Sabro, Mosaic, and Polaris hops. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Chichibu …