Kure Alt by Kure Beer

Kure Alt by Kure Beer is a 5% Alt. Pretty straightforward there! It’s part of their regular lineup and can be bought year-round. Kure Alt by Kure Beer Aroma and Taste Kure Alt literally squeaked open (they come with these weird ring-pull tops). It pours out with an off-white, yellowish head and a weirdly opaque deep peat-brown. The aroma is clean …

Kure Rauch by Kure Beer

Kure Rauch by Kure Beer is a 5% Rauch (smoked beer). It’s a yearly brew, usually released around October. Any rauch fans out there want to review this instead of me? No? Damn. Here goes. Kure Rauch by Kure Beer Aroma and Taste So Rauchs are made with smoked malt, and are a hangover (pun incredibly intended) from the time …

Kure Pale Ale by Kure Beer

Kure Pale Ale

Kure Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan when on sale. It’s brewed using four different kinds of aroma hops, though which ones they are is unsure as nothing is listed about them on …

Kure Black IPA by Kure Beer

Kure Black IPA

Kure Black IPA is a 4.7% black IPA from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It was first released in March 2016 and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan; however, at the time of writing we’re unsure if it is an actual seasonal beer or an all-year round edition. Kure Black IPA is brewed using 5 different …

Kure Barley Wine by Kure Beer

Kure Barley Wine

Kure Barley Wine is a 9% barleywine from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer and can be found on sale from mid-December onwards. It’s brewed with six different kinds of malt in the mash, though the specific malts are not listed on the Kure Beer website or elsewhere, though it does …

Kure Weizen by Kure Beer

Kure Weizen

Kure Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Kure Beer, based in Kure city, Hiroshima. It is part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on draft across Japan. It won silver at the Japan Asia Beer Cup in 2013 and more importantly gold in the International Beer Awards back in 2011. …

Kure Kolsch by Kure Beer

Kure Kolsch 呉ケルシュ

Kure Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, and is part of their all-year round range of beer. It’s brewed with wheat in the mash and Kure Beer have deemed this beer to be popular with female customers. Kure Kolsch is a multiple award-winning beer and at the time of writing, it most recently won gold …

Kure Beer Information

Kure Beer Logo

Kure Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Kure city, in Hiroshima prefecture. Kure Beer was established on 7th July in 1995 and the full name of the line of beers is 海軍さんの麦酒 (kaigun-san no bakushu), which translates into the “The Navy’s Brewery” though don’t worry, the JSDF don’t actually brew any of the beer. The brewery also has …

Kure Imperial Lager by Kure Beer

Kure Imperial Lager

Kure Imperial Lager is an 8% imperial lager from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, and is it is a part of their seasonal line up. It can be found from the middle of November onwards and has an IBU of 95 units, verging on double IPA territory. At the time of writing, it can only be found in bottles only and …

Kure Shimanowa Beer by Kure Beer

Kure Shimanowa Beer

After scouring Tokyo, well a short trip to Liquors Hasegawa, for some new beers, I came across the familiar face of Kure Shimanowa Beer by Kure Beer. It’s a 5% pale lager that appears to be a Summer seasonal according the Kure Beer website as it isn’t listed on there. It was first brewed in 2014 after a joint event between …