Kakegawa Lush Life by Kakegawa Farm Brewing

Kakegawa Lush Life ・カケガワラッシュライフ

Kakegawa Lush Life is a 6.5% porter from Kakegawa Farm Brewing, based in Kakegawa, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Kakegawa Farm Brewing is brewed using freshly roasted and ground coffee beans sourced from Hug Cafe, a local coffee shop in the Shizuoka city area. Kakegawa Lush …

Kamikatz Little Darling by Rise & Win Brewing

Kamikatz Little Darling・カミカツリトル ダーリン

Kamikatz Little Darling is a 5.5% porter from Rise & Win Brewing, based in Kamikatsu, in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range and can be found in bottles and on tap at limited locations. Kamikatz Little Darling is brewed with Little Darling Coffee Roasters, a roastery and coffee shop based in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, with them providing some …

Baird Kurofune Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Kurofune Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer. It’s part of their regular lineup and is available year-round. …And I’m back! Reports of my death etc etc. It’s been a couple of month since I’ve been around the site, and I’ve had a nice break. But now it’s back to the grind! Yes, I’m back to my gruelling …

Kamikatz Porter Stout by Rise & Win Brewing Company 

Kamikatz Porter Stout カミカツポータースタウト

Kamikatz Porter Stout is a 6% porter (despite the name!) from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap. Kamikatz Porter Stout is brewed using locally roasted Naruto kintoki sweet potatoes, along with the addition of roasted coffee and spices too in the fermentation stages. …

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo 伊勢角屋はなきんたんぽぽ

Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo is a 4% porter from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Hanakin series of beers where Ise Kadoya harvests yeast from wild flowers. As the name suggests, Ise Kadoya Hanakin Tanpopo uses yeast harvested from tanpopo, known in English as dandelions. Like the other beers in the hanakin series, it’s unknown whether Ise …

Kisoji Porter by Kisoji Beer

Kisoji Porter

Kisoji Porter is a 5% porter from Kisoji Beer, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both cans and on tap across Japan, though the latter is much rarer. Kisoji Porter is brewed with three different kinds of base malts and then five different “colour” malts are added – that is to …

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Baird Black Bread Rye Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Malduguns, based in Latvia, who came over with a “shitload” of rye bread to make a beer. Latvian rye bread (Kelmeni), hand carried from Latvia, was used in this beer, also some malted rye (thanks Chris!) and Warrior and …

Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter by Hi no Tani Kogen Beer

Hi no Tani Valentine's Porter

Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter is a 5% porter from Hi no Tani Kogen Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap, though why it’s so late after Valentine’s day is anyone’s guess.I drank Hi no Tani Valentine’s Porter in 30c heat after the recent Osaka …

Kazekami Porter by Kazekami Bakushu 

Kazekami Porter 風神ポーター

Kazekami Porter is an 8% porter from Kazekami Bakushu, based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. It’s part of their bottled only range, and we’re yet to come across it on tap. It’s also technically a happoshu as Kazekami Porter is brewed with cloves and something called リンデン, or rinden, in Japanese. In English, this is known as the Tilia europaea also called the Common Lime, that bears …

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Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter 伊勢角屋カルダモンポーター

Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter is an 8% spiced porter from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range of beers and was first released in 2016, as a push towards the Valentine’s market. Ise Kadoya Cardamom Porter is brewed with orange peel, cacao powder, and also cardamom, which happens to be the world’s third most expensive spice, …