Shonan Beer Imperial Stout by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout・湘南ビールインペリアルスタウト

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kagawa, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Besides that, there really isn’t much else we know about Shonan Beer Imperial Stout. Shonan Beer Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste I …

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Songbird Moderne Wild by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Moderne Wild・ソングバード ビール モデルネ ワイルド

Songbird Moderne Wild is an 8.5% Belgian tripel from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in primarily bottles – we’ve not seen anything about it coming out on tap. Songbird Moderne Wild takes the Songbird Moderne and uses the same wild yeast that Songbird used in the Koumi Blonde …

Vertere Aurora by Vertere

Vertere Aurora・バテレオウレア

Vertere Aurora is a 6% saison 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 in a limited number of places. It’s brewed using Pale 2 Row, Maris Otter, Okutama Barley, Pilsner, wheat and uses Sorachi Ace, Huell Melon hops. Vertere Aurora Aroma and Taste Vertere …

Vertere Ritro #2 by Vertere

Vertere Ritro #2・バタレライトロ2

Vertere Ritro #2 is a 5.3% blonde ale 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, with the latter being predominantly found in the Kanto area. Vertere Ritro #2 is brewed with the aim of not getting any bitterness from the hops, essentially giving …

Vertere Magnolia by Vertere

Vertere Magnolia・バテレマグノリア

Vertere Magnolia is a 7.2% double IPA 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 in various bars across Kanto, though in limited supply across the rest of Japan. The strange thing is that their homepage lists it as a 7.8% double IPA. However, …

TDM 1874 Brown Porter by TDM 1874 Brewery

TDM 1874 Brown Porter・TDM 1874 ブブラウンポーター

TDM 1874 Brown Porter is a 5% porter from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Tokaichiba, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap in limited locations. It is brewed using cocoa alongside a grain bill that contains six different kinds of malt. TDM 1874 Brown Porter Aroma and …

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Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks・常陸野ネストブルーベースフリークス

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks is a 5% NE-IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative Brewbase range with this one being brewed with Freak’s Store, based in Shinjuku. It is brewed with the experimental hop HBC431 and also imported Mosaic hops. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Hitachino Nest Brewbase Freaks is a …

Sankt Gallen Fresh Hop IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Fresh Hop IPA 1・サンクトガーレンフレッシュホップIPA1

Sankt Gallen Fresh Hop IPA is 6.5% American IPA made by Sankt Gallen, based in Hon-Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their annual autumnal release and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Each year, Sankt Gallen do a fresh hop harvest and brew using a strain of hop grown in Japan, and this year’s …

Sankt Gallen El Angel (2019) by Santo Gallen

Sankt Gallen El Angel ・サンクトガレンウン アンヘル

Sankt Gallen El Angel is a 10% wheat wine from Sankt Gallen, based in Hon-Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their annual winter lineup and is mostly found in bottles, though we have come across it sparingly on tap in bars. While the base malts tend to stay the same, this 2019 edition uses Chinook, Centennial, and Loral hops. …

Vertere Aria by Vertere

Vertere Aria・バテレアリア

Vertere Aria is a 5.7% American Pale Ale 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 at various places across Japan. The name stems from the fact that Aria is the scientific name for the alder-leafed whitebeam, which is found quite readily in the …