Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma by Chichibu Beer

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma・秩父華麗なしろくま〜黒蜜りんご

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma is a 7% NE-IPA from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap in a limited number of places. Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma is a collaboration beer with Chiba-based craft beer bar Beer O’Clock, who celebrated their sixth anniversary in 2019. It’s …

Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul・常陸ネストチョコレートソウル

Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul is a 5% New England Sweet Stout IPA from Kiuchi Brewery. It’s part of their Brew Base lineup and can be found in cans and also on tap in a limited number of bars. Hitachino Nest Chocolate Soul is brewed using pale malt, wheat malt, crystal malt, dextrin malt, black patent malt, chocolate malt, and flaked …

Songbird Memories of 80’s Seagulls by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Memories of 80's Seagulls・ソングバードメモリーズオ80sブシーガルズ

Songbird Memories of 80’s Seagulls is an 8% Belgian Ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s their second collaborative beer that they have done with Liquors Hasegawa with their Songbird Noir de Cairdeas in 2018. Like that beer, Songbird Memories of 80’s Seagulls uses peated malt as well as a lot of lavender, chamomile, elder flower, and …

Daisen G Belgian Brown by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Belgian Brown・大山Gベルジャンブラウン

Daisen G Belgian Brown is a 5.5% Belgian Brown from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2019. Daisen G Belgian Brown is brewed using Belgian saison yeast instead of a regular Belgian trappist ale yeast. Daisen G Belgian Brown Aroma and Taste Daisen G Belgian Brown poured out …

Far Yeast Daidarabot by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Daidarabot・ファーイーストダイダラボット

Far Yeast Daidarabot is a 6.7% saison from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative lineup, with this one being brewed with Gigantic Brewing for the Hood to Fuji project. From Far Yeast Brewing Company “It is fermented on the same Saison yeast as Far Yeast Tokyo White and hopped with Oregon Crystal hops …

Y Market Pacific Brim by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Pacific Brim・Yマーケットパシフィックブリム1

Y Market Pacific Brim is a 5.5% saison from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It is part of their collaborative lineup, with this one having been brewed with Cascade Brewing, a brewery based in Portland, USA, for the Hood To Fuji brewing event. Y Market Pacific Brim is brewed using raspberries imported from Oregon, and domestic …

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku・常陸野ネストよろしく

Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku is a 6% spiced beer from Kiuchi Brewery, based out in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one having been brewed with Heineken… oops sorry… ex-craft beer brewery Beavertown, from the UK. Hitachino Nest Yoroshiku uses locally sourced yuzu, known as Japanese citrons, and imported Earl Grey tea for the UK. At the …

Shiga Kogen Coffee & Donuts by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Coffee & Donuts・志賀高原コーヒー&ドーナッツ

Shiga Kogen Coffee & Donuts is a 4.5% farmhouse ale from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative series for the Hood to Fuji, with this effort having been brewed with Upright Brewing. It is brewed using Ethiopian Dur Feres beans that were roasted specially for this beer. At the time of writing, there …

Songbird Fuji by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Fuji・ソングバードふじ

Songbird Fuji is a 6.5% sour beer from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in bottles only. It is secondarily fermented with wild yeast found on the skin of Yamatobinion, a strain of Japanese grape, that was harvested from the Saito Grape Garden back in 2015. Songbird …

Ise Kadoya Isekado-Notion IPA by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya IsekadoNotion IPA・伊勢角屋イセカドノーシュンIPA

Ise Kadoya Isekado-Notion IPA is a 6.5% NE-IPA from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Ise, in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range for the Hood To Fuji event with Ise Kadoya brewing this with Great Notion, and can be found in bottles and on tap. Ise Kadoya IsekadoNotion IPA is brewed with Strata, Citra, and Mosaic hops. Ise …