Songbird Summer Porter by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Summer Porter

Wait, before you start writing furious emails to us, let us explain something. Songbird Summer Porter is 4.5% porter that bemused us as much as the Thrashzone Envenom, a barley wine, in summer too. I mean, don’t brewers know when the best season for their beer is? People want cool, refreshing beers in summer and not heavy, thick ones that are best …

Helios Porter by Helios Beer

Helios Porter

Helios Porter is a beer based on an 18th century traditional English style of porters. It is sometimes known as Helios Hoshizora no Porter for those with a Japanese naming lean. The unusual thing about this beer is that there is no mention of it on the Helios website. Not a single mention. No picture. No holding space. Nada. The …

Shonan Beer Chocolate Porter by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Chocolate Porter

Shonan Beer Chocolate Porter is Kumazawa Brewing’s annual release for the male-orientated Valentine’s Day in Japan (long story and unfortunately it’s not going to be explained why on BeerTengoku). It can be found on sale from around early January though on a visit to Mokichi, Shonan Beer Chocolate Porter was nowhere to be found in bottle form, just on tap. …

Baird Pacific Porter by Baird Beer

Pacific Porter

Another Baird Seasonal Beer this time around with their Pacific Porter, their take on the Baltic Porter style. If you know your beer styles then you know that the Baltic styles are souped up porters with extra flavours and alcohol. Weighing in at 9%, the Pacific Porter is one of those rare Japanese craft beers that pack a punch, only …

Shiga Kogen Porter by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Porter

Another product of Tamamura Honten, Shiga Kogen Porter stealthed its way out of my fridge under cover of darkness and, with ninja-like reflexes, opened itself and emptied its contents skilfully into my glass. At least, that’s what I told my wife.   I mean, look at this thing. It’s obsidian. No light can escape it. It’s Tactical Espionage Beer. If the …

Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter by Yo-Ho Brewing

Yo-Ho Tokyo Black

Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter is a 5% porter based not on a Tokyo recipe as the name suggests, rather an American style porter instead with a hint of English porter style thrown in as well. It is an award-winning beer from Yo-Ho brewery at the world beer championships. Reasonably priced as well at ¥280 per can. Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter is also marketed under …

Sankt Gallen Brown Porter by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Brown Porter

Sankt Gallen have taken a traditional London porter recipe and made Sankt Gallen Brown Porter that has won various international beer awards. It’s got an abv of 5% and is brewed using Pale, Munchen, Crystal 20, Crystal 60, and Chocolate malts. Chinook is used for the bittering hop and Willamette being used for the aroma hop to give Sankt Gallen …