Coedo Sumatera by Coedo

Coedo Sumatera 1・コエド澄虎 1

Coedo Sumatera is a 6% lager beer from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this being brewed with Horiguchi Coffee providing the coffee beans. The coffee beans used in Coedo Sumatera are Mandheling sourced from the island of Sumatra and the beers name roughly translates into “clear tiger”, perhaps hinting at the …

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook・伊勢角屋オフ・ザ・フック

Ise Kadoya Off The Hook is a 6.5% West Coast IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found in both bottles and on tap at a selection of places across Japan. The name stems from the American slang for meaning “brilliant, amazing” or some other superlative that is heard …

Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Eckhardt by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Eckhardt・志賀高原ビール×ヘアオブザドッグ エックハルト

Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Eckhardt is a 12% American strong ale from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this beer being brewed with Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, based in Portland. For those people who have forgotten, Shiga Kogen have already brewed with them on their Shiga Kogen …

DD4D Coconut Milk Stout by DD4D Brewing

DD4D Coconut Milk Stout1・DD4Dココナッツミルクスタウト1

DD4D Coconut Milk Stout is a 5.0% milk stout from DD4D Brewing, based in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. DD4D Coconut Milk Stout is brewed using lactose and toasted coconut. DD4D Coconut Milk Stout Aroma and Taste I’ll say this now, Maui Brewing’s Coconut porter …

DD4D IPA #014 by DD4D Brewing

DD4D IPA #014

DD4D IPA #014 is a 6.5% American IPA from DD4D Brewing, based in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their numbered series, with this being their 14th batch brewed. It’s brewed using Cascade, Columbus, and Idaho7 hops and can be found in both bottles and on tap. DD4D IPA #014 Aroma and Taste DD4D IPA #014 poured our a …

Hansharo Kamugi by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Kamugi 2・反射炉珈麦2

Hansharo Kamugi is a 5% English pale ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Hansharo Kamugi is brewed using locally roasted coffee beans from Ferret Coffee. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Hansharo Kamugi is a one-off or …

Fujiyama Yabusame by Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer

Fujiyama Yabusame 1・フジヤマやぶさめ1

Fujiyama Yabusame is a 6.5% rice IPA / specialty grain from Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer, based in Fujinomiya, in Shiuzoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Fujiyama Yabusame is brewed locally sourced rice and also has the addition of yuzu peel too. In terms of hops though it’s …

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Hop Hideout by Kiuchi Shuzo

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Hop Hideout・常陸野ネストブリューベースホップハイドアウト

Hitachino Nest Brewbase Hop Hideout is a 6% NE-IPA from Kiuchi Shuzo, based in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their Brewbase lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap. It first went on sale in May 2019 though it’s unknown whether it’s a one-off brew or if it will be released again. It is brewed with Two …

Uchu Gold by Uchu Brewing

Uchu Gold・宇宙ゴールド

Uchu Gold is a 7% NE-IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto, in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up and can be found in bottles and on tap. It’s unknown what the IBUs are for Uchu Gold but it is brewed using Mosaic and Galaxy hops, like the Uchu Aldebaran Triple IPA. At the time of writing, it’s …

Coedonado Ichiro’s Malt by Coedo

coedonado ichiro's malt is not for the faint of heart.

Coedonado Ichiro’s Malt. Where to start? Ok, let’s begin. In 2012, Coedo collaborated with Coronado, an American West Coast brewery, to produce Coedonado, an American strong ale, that was well received. Coedo then had the audacity to take it one step further by taking Coedonado and storing it in bourbon whiskey barrels and then aging it for a minimum of …