Mimasaka Blonde by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Blonde・美作ブロンド

Mimasaka Blonde is a 5% blonde ale from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in some places. There’s not much information out about Mimasaka Blonde, though it does use locally grown yuzu as an adjunct. Mimasaka Blonde Aroma and Taste …

Mimasaka Sake Kasu by Mimasaka Beer Works

Maniwa Sake Kasu・美作ビア酒粕スペシャルエール

Mimasaka Sake Kasu is a 7.5% speciality beer from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. Mimasaka Sake Kasu is part of their special edition range and can be found in bottles, with some places having it on tap. Mimasaka Sake Kasu is brewed using leftover lees from sake production, and are the main ingredient of amazake, a cooking paste …

Doppo Black Beer for Unagi by Miyashita Brewery

Doppo Black Beer for Unagi・独歩ビールウナギに合う黒ビール

Doppo Black Beer for Unagi is a 5% Schwarzbier by Miyashita Brewery, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Doppo Black Beer for Unagi, as the name suggests, has been brewed to be consumed with Unagi – not the karate skill from Friends – …

Doppo Schwarz by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Schwarz 独歩シュバルツ

Doppo Schwarz is a 5% schwarz beer from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s also won a couple of awards – back in 1996 and in 2000 when noone really knew about craft beer in Japan it seems. …

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou by Doppo Beer

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou / 独歩スパークリングロゼ さくら旅情

Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is a 5% fruit beer from Doppo Beer, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup though it can be found on sale until stocks run out. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou is brewed with locally sourced juice from cherry trees. Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura Ryojou Aroma and Taste Doppo Sparkling Rose Sakura …

Doppo Dunkel by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Dunkel

Doppo Dunkel is a 5% dunkel beer from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on draft across Japan. And that’s the description for this beer. Sorry ladies and gentlemen. Doppo Dunkel Aroma and Taste Doppo Dunkel poured out a light copper brown colour with a …

Tsuyama Stout by Tago Brewing Company

Tsuyama Stout

Tsuyama Stout is a 5% English stout from Tago Brewing Company, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of craft beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Tsuyama Stout comes in two different labels: this one below as part of the range of space label beers, and also a regular label titled …

Doppo White Beer for Oyster by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo White Beer for Oyster

Doppo White Beer for Oyster (what a catchy name!) is a 5% German hefeweizen from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s available all-year round, primarily in bottles, though we have seen it on tap across Kanto. Rather than being a beer that has been specially designed for local oysters, the brewers took a recipe from Germany and have used speciality …

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager

Doppo Omachi Sake Rice Lager is a 5% rice lager brewed by Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, though it seems it can be found throughout the year. It’s brewed using Omachi rice that has been polished until 60%, the kind of rice that is used in Ginjo sake. To bring out more of the …

Tsuyama Alt by Tago Brewery Company

Tsuyama Alt / 津山アルト

Tsuyama Alt is a 5% weizen-alt style beer from Tago Brewery Company, based in Okayama. I got this bottle as a present from the wife who often goes to that area of Japan for business as I asked her for some Doppo Beer. I guess Tago and Doppo are easily confused. I haven’t seen Tsuyama Alt on draft anywhere during my travels …