Far Yeast Daidarabot by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Daidarabot・ファーイーストダイダラボット

Far Yeast Daidarabot is a 6.7% saison from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative lineup, with this one being brewed with Gigantic Brewing for the Hood to Fuji project. From Far Yeast Brewing Company “It is fermented on the same Saison yeast as Far Yeast Tokyo White and hopped with Oregon Crystal hops …

Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu by Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer

Fujiyama Hunter's Kotatsu・フジヤマハンターズコタツ

Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu is a 5% saison from Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer, based in Fujinomiya, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series / winter lineup, but for some reason, was only put into bottles in spring of 2019. Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu is brewed with locally sourced mikans, or Japanese oranges. Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu Aroma and Taste Fujiyama Hunter’s …

Locobeer Saison de Seigle by Locobeer

Locobeer Saison de Seigle ロコビアライ麦セゾン

Locobeer Saison de Seigle is a 5.5% saison from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their summer lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap when on sale. Locobeer Saison de Seigle is brewed using imported rye malt – not your usual ingredient for a saison, but they are a style of beer where anything goes at …

Y Market La Mosaique by Y Market Brewing

Y Market La Mosaique・Yマーケットラ・モザイク

Y Market La Mosaique, or to use the proper fancy French alphabet Y Market La Mosaïque, is a 5% saison from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found on tap and in cans from May 2019 onwards. Y Market La Mosaique is brewed using imported Simcoe and Mosaic …

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Derailleur Fatboys Slim League by Derailleur Brew Works

Derailleur Fatboys Slim League ・ディレイラファットボーイズ スリムリーグ

Derailleur Fatboys Slim League is a 5% saison from Derailleur Brew Works, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Derailleur Brew Works is brewed using an unusual adjunct in the form of soba, buckwheat, that has been imported from France. We’ve only had one bottled beer that uses soba, but …

Songbird Bonne Chance by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Bonne Chance・ソングバードボンシャン

Songbird Bonne Chance is a 9% Belgian saison from Brewery Songbird, based in Kizarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2019, despite the bottle stating 2016. Songbird Bonne Chance is part of Brewery Songbird’s cool ship efforts, which saw them using wide, open containers with the aim of obtaining some locally occurring yeast …

AJB Saison De La Maison by Anglo Japanese Brewing Company

アングロジャパニーズブルーイングカンパニー セゾン デ ラ メイソン AJB Co. Saison de la Maison

AJB Saison De La Maison is a 5.5% saison from Anglo Japanese Brewing Company, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. AJB Saison De La Maison is also a collaborative beer, this time made with BET, a Japanese company that specializes in …

Matsumoto Artisanal Saison by Far Yeast Brewing

Matsumoto Artisanal Saison 松本アーティズナルセゾン

Matsumoto Artisanal Saison is a 5% saison from Far Yeast Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with this one being with Matsumoto Brewery, based in Matsumoto. It can be found in bottles at the Matsumoto Taproom though we’re yet to see it on sale elsewhere. Matsumoto Artisanal Saison Aroma and Taste Matsumoto Artisanal Saison poured …

Shonan Saison by Kumazawa Shuzo

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Shonan Saison is a 5% saison from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kagawa, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup and was first released in 2015. Shonan Saison Aroma and Taste Shonan Saison came up a straw yellow colour with a small amount of sticky white head on top – that I forgot to take the picture of! It …

Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison by Strange Brewing

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Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison is a 6% fruit beer / saison from Strange Brewing, based in Uonuma, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range and is brewed using locally grown yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison Aroma and Taste Strange Brewing Uonuma Yuzu Saison came up a dark orange with hints …