Aomori Osoresan Lager Beer by Aomori Ji Beer

Aomori Osoresan Lager Beer

Aomori Osoresan Lager Beer is a 5.5% lager beer from Aomori Ji Beer that is part of their all year round range of beer. It’s brewed using locally sourced water from Mt. Osore and was also the first microbrew from a temple in Japan. It undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle and is deemed a happoshu beer as it is …

August Beer Lager by August Beer

August Beer Lager

August Beer Club ‘B’ Hiroo is a particular favourite haunt of BeerTengoku and August Beer Lager is the bottled version of their draft beer. It’s a premium lager brewed in Gotemba Kogen. Sound familiar? It should do as Gotemba Kogen Beer also brew there so it’s unknown whether the two breweries are the same with the same beer in different packages. Hopefully not. …

Coedo Kyara by Coedo Brewery

Coedo Kyara

Coedo Kyara is another of Coedo’s stalwarts and one of their beers that came highly rated from an ex-coworker of mine before they departed for colder climes. Coedo Kyara is a cross between an amber ale and a Vienna lager. It is one of Coedo’s few beers that comes in both bottles and cans, but we’re not going to get …

Tokyo Station 100 Year Lager by Hitachino Nest

okyo Station Beer Hitachino

Tokyo Station 100 Year Lager caught us by surprise on a recent trip when we stopped in at Le Collier in Tokyo station. In 2014, Tokyo station celebrated its 100th anniversary and commissioned three different beers with Kiuchi Brewery brewing this Tokyo Station 100 Year Lager. In all honesty, I thought it was a mix up as I have never ever seen …

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Goya Dry by Helios Brewery

Goya Dry

Goya Dry is Helios Brewery’s souvenir beer. It’s a dry lager made with goya (bitter melon in English), and can be found in every single goddamn souvenir shop in Okinawa, it seems.   Goya Dry Aroma and Taste It looks like a vile, villainous happoshu and initially smells like it as well. My temples are throbbing. Regular happoshu started giving …