Y Market Ncha by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Ncha ワイマーケットブルーイングんちゃ!

Y Market Ncha is a 4.5% pilsner from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Y Market Brewing did with Gambrinus Roppongi as their in-house beer. Y Market Ncha uses locally sourced brown rice tea that is roasted then added during secondary fermentation – essentially steeping tea. Y Market Ncha Aroma and Taste Y Market …

Hideji Konohanasakuya by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Konohanasakuya ひでじこのはなさくや

Hideji Konohanasakuya is a 6% speciality grain beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up. The name roughly translates to “this story” and Miyazaki Hideji Beer used sake rice and yeast used in sake brewing to make this beer. It’s also part of a collaborative effort with local sake breweries in the Miyazaki …

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi by Naruko no Kaze Beer

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi

Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi is a 5% rice lager from Naruko no Kaze Beer, based in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Naruko no Kaze Yukimusubi is brewed using locally sourced rice from the Miyagi area and also filtered water that is obtained from …


Swan Lake Koshihikari Lager by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Koshihikari Lager

Rice lagers are already popular in the American and Japanese beer market and with Swan Lake Koshihikari Lager it’s not hard to see why. It’s a 5% pale lager made with koshihikari rice, one of the most well-known and most highly rated strains of rice grown in Japan. Swan Lake Koshihikari Lager uses locally sourced rice from Niigata which is also considered …

Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari by Gotemba Kogen Beer

Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari

Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari is, for those who don’t know, a beer made from the best Japanese rice available, the Koshihikari strain. Recently, there has been an interest in using rice to make beer among craft beer manufacturers, such as Echigo Beer and Hitachino Nest Red Rice, and this Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari is no exception. What’s even harder is trying to find any …