Vertere Decora by Vertere

Vertere Decora

Vertere Decora is a 7% Kveik IPA from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their can and draft lineup, though at the time of writing, its availability is unknown. As the style suggests, Vertere Decora is brewed using a strain of Kveik yeast though which one is unknown. Vertere Decora is brewed using Ella and Enigma …

Ise Kadoya Caffe Latte Hazy IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Caffe Latte Hazy IPA

Ise Kadoya Caffe Latte Hazy IPA is 6.5% hazy IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, in Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. As the name suggests, Ise Kadoya Caffe Latte Hazy IPA uses cold brewed coffee made from three different kinds of beans from Nakamura Coffee, which …

Kyoto Brewing Koh by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Koh

Kyoto Brewing Koh is a 6% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Kyoto Brewing Koh is part of the Kyoto Brewing experimental range where they take a beer style, …

Kyoto Brewing Nan by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Nan

Kyoto Brewing Nan is a 6% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Kyoto Brewing Nan is part of the Kyoto Brewing experimental range where they take a beer style, …

Shiga Kogen EKG ESB by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen EKG ESB

Shiga Kogen EKG ESB is a 6% Extra Special Bitter from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. Shiga Kogen EKG ESB can be found in both bottles and on tap, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. It’s part of the Shiga Kogen single-hop series, with this beer using East Kent Golding hops, imported from …

Gremlin in Hatagaya, Tokyo

Gremlin Front

Gremlin The Bottom Line I had heard many things about Gremlin in the past, from craft beer fans, brewers, and brewery owners so the bar was never going to live up to my expectations. However, for what it is, it is a cozy little place in the basement of a shopping complex that has a decent range of well-served beers …

West Coast The Trial NDH by West Coast Brewing Company

West Coast The Trial NDH

West Coast The Trial NDH is a 6.5% hazy IPA from West Coast Brewing Company, based in Mochimune, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and at the time of writing, can be found in both cans on tap. As the name suggests, West Coast The Trial NDH does not use any dry hopping during the brewing …

Mimasaka Chocolate Porter by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Chocolate Porter ・美作チョコレートポーター

Mimasaka Chocolate Porter is a 5% porter from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup with this one being released in 2020. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether Mimasaka Chocolate Porter is a one-off or will be released again. Mimasaka Chocolate Porter Aroma and Taste Mimasaka Chocolate Porter …

Shiga Kogen Cascade Pale Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Cascade Pale Ale

Shiga Kogen Cascade Pale Ale is a 5.5% American Pale Ale, from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their single hop series, with this one focusing on self-cultivated Cascade hops, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Shiga Kogen Cascade Pale Ale has the same base as the Shiga Kogen Pale Ale though. …

Kyoto Brewing Ni by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Ni

Kyoto Brewing Ni is a 6.5% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various places in Japan. Kyoto Brewing Ni is a double dry-hopped IPA with Columbus used for bittering and Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, and Sabro used for flavour. …