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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 …

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Source of Styles #4 – Saison

Source of Style Saison

Summer has ended but that doesn’t mean you can’t crack open a saison. Saison is a style of beer that originally comes from the French-speaking area of Wallonia in Belgium, first back in the 18th century. These beers were brewed in the winter months and consumed in the hot winter months in the area, with the name, which means “season” …

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop 志賀高原ソルティーホップ

Shiga Kogen Salty Hop is a 4.5% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and first came out in 2015. Since then, Shiga Kogen Salty Hop has made random appearances throughout the year, usually around summer time. It’s brewed using locally grown irises and peppers and also sea salt harvested from the Japan …

Shiga Kogen Festival Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Festival Saison志賀高原フェスティバルセゾン

Shiga Kogen Festival Saison is a 6% saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition summer line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap. The 2018 version of Shiga Kogen Festival Saison was brewed using Bru-1 hops – an experimental hop from the USA. Shiga Kogen Festival Saison …

Nichinan Sakamoto Taneda Ale by Nichinan Brewery

Nichinan Sakemoto Taneda Ale 日南坂本棚田エール

Nichinan Sakamoto Taneda Ale is a 6% saison by Nichinan Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of the regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap though in limited supply. Nichinan Sakamoto Taneda Ale is brewed using imported Canadian malts as well as rice from the sakamoto taneda (sakamoto rice terrace) which was voted one of Japan’s …