Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde is billed as a 6% premium lager inspired by Tokyo, so full of sweaty businessmen, cramped trains, and dirty drunkards spilling out onto the streets. Brewed by Far Yeast Brewing, makers of Kagua, it is brewed from two different strains of hops, and is more of a pilsner type beer than a straight up lager. Far Yeast …

Gotemba Kogen Pilsner by Gotemba Kogen

Gotemba Kogen Pilsner

Gotemba Kogen Pilsner is one of Gotemba Kogen’s more popular beers and can be easily found across most of Japan as Queen Isetan stores tend to stock the bottled version. Gotemba Kogen Pilsner is another German style beer brewed in the Pils form and is available in both can or bottle form. Gotemba Kogen Pilsner Aroma and Taste When poured …

Rokko Pilsner by Rokko Craft Brewery

Rokko Pilsner Beer

A recent discovery in Kanto for me, I managed to find a bottle of Rokko Pilsner hiding in Tokyu Hands in Yokohama. I last had it in 2013 when I was in Kobe for work and had not been able to find it since. Rokko is a 5% Czech style pilsner that is the brewery’s flagship beer. Rokko Pilsner Aroma …

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Kinshachi Blue Label by Kinshachi Beer

Kinshachi blue label

Coming out of Kinshachi, Nagoya, Kinshachi Blue label is a pilsner style beer that has won five awards over the last decade around the world: four golds awards at the International Beer Convention and also at the Japan cup, and one silver award as well. So this must be a good beer, right? Kinshachi Blue Label Aroma and Taste Kinshachi Blue Label pours …

Kaze Soyogu Pils by Tazawako Kohan no Mori

kazesoyogo pils

Kaze Soyogu Pils is sold at Queens Isetan stores across Japan, and is brewed by Tazawako Kohan no Mori. It is an award-winning beer for best-testing pilsner in Japan. The bottle comes in two variations: one with a tree, as seen below, and also an own-brand Queens Isetan label, by Green Q. Kaze Soyogu Pils Aroma and Taste Kaze Soyogu Pils pours cloudy with a cream, …

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Sapporo Susukino Beer by Susukino Brewery

Ah, Sapporo and Sapporo Susukino Beer. A delightful place to visit in summer or winter. Such an organised city with the regular blocks and layout that reminds me of Western cities. Sapporo is also host to two of my favourite places in Japan: the Sapporo beer factory with lamb barbeque, and Susukino alley, a small area that comes to life …

Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner

Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is a 5.5% Czech-style pilsner beer from Yokohama Brewery. Following the Czech influence, Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is brewed with 100% Saaz hops and uses something called “three decoction mashing” or as the label puts it 3Decoction mashing, which is where during the decoction mashing part of the mash is boiled in a separate kettle. The boiled part is added …