Minoh Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Imperial Stout

Finally. FINALLY!! I get to drink and review a Minoh beer before Joe does. Every time I try one, Joe’s already had it. But not the Minoh Imperial Stout. No way, Jòse. It’s mine. Minoh Imperial Stout used to have the appellation “Valentine” tacked onto it; however, they dropped that part and instead just release the beer around Valentine’s Day. It’s …


Minoh Beer Information

Minoh Beer

Minoh Beer, formerly known as AJI Minoh Inc, is a craft beer brewery located in Osaka, Hyogo, Japan. Opened in 1997, Minoh Beer started out when the late Oshita-san bought a brewery for two of daughters, Kaori and Mayuko, and later their younger sister joined in. Minoh Beer first made news when the W-IPA was advertised in a Japanese newspaper; …


Minoh Pilsner by Minoh Beer

Minoh Pilsner

Hey! It’s another beer from Minoh! If Aooni is my beer of the year then Minoh is fast becoming my brewery. One day I’ll go to Osaka and visit them. Today is not the day, though. Why? Because I’m cold and it’s one week from payday. Don’t worry. Minoh Pilsner is great. Despite being a pilsner, it’s made by Minoh. …

Minoh W-IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh W-IPA

There’s really not much in the way of introduction for this one. Minoh W-IPA is a 9% Double IPA from Osaka’s lovely Minoh brewery. I have to say, though, that the Japanese use of “W” meaning “double” drives me up the fucking wall. Minoh W-IPA Aroma and Taste Minoh W-IPA pours completely opaquely, in yet another dick move that reminds …

August Beers of the Month

Shiga Kogen Indian Summer Saison

So that time of the month again where we have to pick three of the best beers this month, and I’ve been lumbered with writing it. The new guy. Thanks a lot. July 2014 threw up a new beer with the Coedonado Ichiro’s malt, reviewed here, and two stalwarts of Japanese craftbeers: Aooni IPA and Hitachino Nest Amber ale. Our August …


Minoh Weizen by Minoh Beer

Minoh Weizen

Mionh Weizen is another award-winning beer from Minoh Beer, having won first place in 2003 and in 2004 in the best weizen category at the Japan Beer Festival in Osaka. Along with the rest of Minoh’s range, the Minoh Weizen is slowly making inroads into the Kanto area. Minoh Weizen Aroma and Taste Minoh Weizen pours our extremely well, with …

Minoh Pale Ale by Minoh Beer

Minoh Pale Ale

Minoh Pale is a 5% English pale ale from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. While the malts are unknown, Minoh do use imported American Cascade hops in the brewing process. Minoh Pale Ale Aroma & Taste Minoh Pale …