Karuizawa Asama Kogen Winter Weiss by Karuizawa Brewery

Karuizawa Asama Kogen Winter Weiss

Rob threw this at me in a supermarket, and then we both promptly forgot about it (I believe we were distracted by some El Diablo Barley Wine). I tried to search for it on the Karuizawa website but to no avail; Japanese brewery websites are not very promptly maintained, in my experience. Damn it to hell, I suppose I’ll have …


Karuizawa Asama Kougen Alt by Karuizawa Brewery

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Alt

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Alt is another beer by Karuizawa Brewery. Just how have they produced so many different beers for such a young company? Thankfully, Karuizawa Asama Kougen Alt is brewed using only hops and barley, unlike some of the other beers in their range. At the time of writing, Karuizawa Asama Kougen Alt was only available in can form only. Karuizawa …

Karuizawa Asama Kogen Kolsch by Karuizawa Brewery

Karuizawa Beer Kolsch

So another one from Karuizawa Brewery, with the Karuizawa Asama Kogen Kolsch as part of the premium ale range. Available in can form only, Karuizawa Asama Kogen Kolsch is priced at a premium price, like their other. Thankfully, it follows the German purity laws, unlike the others, and is made from hops and barley for this Kolsch aka Kölsch. Karuizawa Asama Kogen …

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Black by Karuizawa Brewery

Karuizawa Kogen Black

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Black is Karuizawa Brewery’s attempt at a 5% schwarzbier, or a black lager. Brewed using rice and corn starch, as well as traditional hops, it is very much a Japanese take on a German classic. Karuizawa Asama Kougen Black is available in can form as of writing. Karuizawa Asama Kougen Black Aroma and Taste Karuizawa Asama Kougen Black …


Karuizawa Asama Kougen Premium Clear by Karuizawa Brewery

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Premium Clear

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Premium Clear is a 5.5% German pilsner that is deemed to be a premium beer by Karuizawa Brewery and as a result, is sold at a premium price of over ¥500 a bottle. Thankfully, there is a canned version available, but BeerTengoku is yet to see it in the wild, unlike the cheaper versions of Karuizawa Asama Kougen Black …

Karuizawa Brewery Information

Karuizawa Brewery Logo

Karuizawa Brewery is one of the newest breweries in the Japanese craft beer market, starting out in June 2013 under Dover Ltd, their parent company. Dover Ltd brought in brewing specialists to design the new brewery, located in the foothills of Mount Asama in Karuizawa, Nagano. They also brought in three beer specialists, and four of their own brew makers, to help set …

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Weiss by Karuizawa Brewery

Karuizawa Weiss

Karuizawa Asama Kougen Weiss was one of the first beers to come out of Karizawa Brewery in 2013. Originally advertised as a German kristalweizen, or a clear filtered weizen beer, it is firmly in the mould of a German hefeweizen. Karuizawa Asama Kougen Weiss Aroma and Taste Karuizawa Asama Kougen Weiss is very much a hefeweizen as from the moment it is poured into …