Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA Bottle

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in November 2016. Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA, which is also known as Ise Kadoya Up² IPA, was brewed in collaboration with Uetake-san, famed ex-brewer from Coedo and currently brewing at Ushitora Brewery …

Mie Terrace in Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Mie Terrace Front

The first of (hopefully) many new (short) articles to come is Mie Terrace, an antenna shop based in Tokyo, that is geared towards promoting and selling products from Mie prefecture. The store opened in October 2013. While NewDays stores may, from time to time, sell regional based products, Mie Terrace only sells products from Mie prefecture. Why is that imporant? …

Hi no Tani Ninja by Hi No Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Ninja

Hi no Tani Ninja is a 5% dunkel beer from Hi No Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie prefecture. It is part of their all year round range of beers and is brewed using ancient brewer’s rice and also black rice from Iga. The Ninja part of the name stems from the blackness of the rice used in brewing and as such, …

Hi No Tani Irish Red Ale by Hi No Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Irish Red 火の谷アイリッシュレッド

Hi No Tani Irish Red Ale is a 5% Irish ale from Hi No Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie prefecture. It is part of their all-year round range and it is brewed using Maris Otter malt and only uses Amarillo hops for both bittering, flavouring, and aroma though it only has an IBU of 16 units. It can be found in …

Ise Kadoya Scotch Ale by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Scotch Ale

Ise Kadoya Scotch Ale is Ise Kadoya Brewery’s take on the famous style of beer was once revered by Michael Jackson. No, not the singer, but the English beer journalist and the host of the tv show The Beer Hunter, essential viewing for any fan of beer. Ise Kadoya Scotch Ale uses Scottish yeast as the strain can handle beers with a …

Ise Kadoya Niihime by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Niihime

Ise Kadoya Niihime is a 5% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie and it is part of their winter seasonal lineup of beers. It’s brewed using niihime (新姫) which is a fruit from Mie prefecture that was the result of hybridization between a tachibana (a kind of citrus fruit) and a mandarin orange. It resembles a round green …

Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout

Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout is a 5% stout from Ise Kadoya that is part of their limited edition draft beer range of beers. It was first released in November 2015 and follows their Ise Kadoya French Coffee Stout series after the Mandheling version back in Spring 2015. It is available on draft only and I think that the people …

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA By Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya that, at the time of writing, is a limited edition beer. It is brewed using Mosaic hops that were developed from the popular Simcoe strain of hops by The Hop Brewing Company back in 2012. For those that want to know more, Mosaic hops were developed to be …

Ise Kadoya Tokyo Beer Wheat by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Tokyo Beer Wheat

Ise Kadoya Tokyo Beer Wheat, or as I like to call it, how-t0-missell-your-beer, is a 4% session IPA that was originally released for Tokyo Beer Week 2015 by Ise Kadoya Brewery. Why are we reviewing it so late? Well, it was sat in the BeerTengoku cellar and during a recent tidy-up, was found lurking with the expiry date coming up …

Ise Kadoya Hoppy Poter by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Hoppy Poter

No, it’s not a spelling mistake on my part, it’s actually called Ise Kadoya Hoppy Poter. It’s supposed to be a porter, but I guess it’s a play on the name Harry Potter, perhaps? Ise Kadoya Hoppy Poter is a 6% spring seasonal beer first brewed in 2015 and is a result of brewers from Japan coming together to brew a special …