Nara Golden Harvest by Nara Brewing Company

Nara Golden Harvest・ならゴールデン ハーベスト

Nara Golden Harvest is a 6% marzen from Nara Brewing Company, based in Nara, in Nara, Japan. It’s part of their regular draft line up but saw life in cans during the Covid-19 pandemic, so at the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Nara Golden Harvest will see life again in the canned form. Nara Golden Harvest is brewed with …

Kobushi Hana Marzen by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Marzen こぶし花メルツェン

Kobushi Hana Marzen is a 6% marzen style beer from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup, a strange one considering this is a marzen style beer which are usually brewed for Oktoberfest time. Kobushi Hana Marzen Aroma and Taste Kobushi Hana Marzen poured out a dark copper red colour with a large amount …


Baeren Fest Bier by Baeren Beer

Baeren Fest Bier

Baeren Fest Bier is a 5.5% märzen from Baeren Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their autumn lineup that coincides with the Oktoberfests that seem to occur not just in Germany, but all over the world, but who are we to piss on a party? Baeren Fest Bier has been released every year since 2004, if not before, but no …


Y Market Barley Bouquet Oktoberfest by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Barley Bouquet Oktoberfest

Y Market Barley Bouquet Oktoberfest is a 5.7% oktoberfest beer from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer and at the time of writing, can only be found on tap only. While not much is known about the beer, it is, for Y Market Brewing, a rare single hop beer, with …


Minamishinshu Oktoberfest by Minamishinshu Beer Company

Minamishinshu Oktoberfest 南信州オクトーバーフェスト

Minamishinshu Oktoberfest is a 6% märzen style beer from Minamishinshu Beer Company that is part of their autumnal lineup and is released in time for the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. It is brewed using four different malts in the marsh, not uncommon there, but the malt grains used themselves are unknown. Minamishinshu Oktoberfest can be found in both bottles and cans and is on sale …

Zumona Marzen by Tono Zumona Beer

Zumona Marzen 遠野ずもなメルツェン

Zumona Marzen is a 5.5% märzen style beer from Tono Zumona Beer, based in Iwate prefecture. It could also be classified as an Oktoberfest style beer as well though the two styles are pretty similar in style and when they’re traditionally brewed (for those wondering, March which in German is März). Though this style of beer is relatively new to …

Romantic Village Gyoza Roman by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Gyoza Roman

Romantic Village Gyoza Roman is a 6.5% märzen style beer from Romantic Village Beer that has been specially designed to be paired with Utsunomiya’s more well-known product: gyoza. It was developed with the supervising Utsunomiya Gyoza Association – I guess Romantic Village Beer didn’t want to get on the bad side of them.   Romantic Village Gyoza Roman Aroma and Taste …

Baird Fall Fest Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Fall Fest Lager

Baird Fall Fest Lager is a beer brewed in celebration to one of the holy times and places that all beer fans should go to: The Oktoberfest in Munich. If you haven’t been, then you owe yourself a trip there. Beers on tap, overflowing in 1-litre steins, and fun galore. Of course, the many held in Japan are fun but Yokohama …

Baird Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale by Baird Beer

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale is a seasonal beer brewed by Baird Beer and is available annually from October 1st. It comes in bottle or on draught at all Baird Beer Taprooms. Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale has an IBU of 45 units and contains four types of malts along with four types of American hops. In terms of …