Zakkoku Tranquil Ale by Zakkoku Kobo Brewery

Zakkoku Tranquil Ale ・雑穀工房 トゥランクィルエール

Zakkoku Tranquil Ale is a 5% pale ale from Zakkoku Kobo Brewery based in Ogawa, in Saitama, Japan. Zakkoku Tranquil Ale is part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at limited places across Japan. Zakkoku Tranquil Ale is brewed using Cascade hops. Zakkoku Tranquil Ale Aroma and Taste I had originally …

Zakkoku Ogawa Porter by Zakkoku Kobo Brewery

Zakkoku Ogawa Porter・雑穀おがわポーター

Zakkoku Ogawa Porter is a 6% porter from Zakkoku Kobo Brewery, based in Ogawa, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Zakkoku Ogawa Porter is named, as if you hadn’t had guessed already, after the town that the brewpub is based in – Ogawamachi. Zakkoku Ogawa …

Zakkoku Cereal Box by Zakkoku Kobo Brewery

Zakkoku Cereal Box is a 5% hazy pale ale from Zakkoku Kobo Brewery, based in Ogawa, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of the spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various places. Despite the name, Zakkoku Cereal Box isn’t brewed with your regular box of Lucky Charms or Cornflakes, but in fact refers …

Chichibu Yukiguma by Chichibu Beer

Chichibu Yukiguma・秩父雪熊

Chichibu Yukiguma is a 5% saison from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Chichibu Yukiguma takes its name from the “polar bear”, which are nowhere to be found in Chichibu – unless someone has drunk too much beer and had a …

Chichibu Koguma no Weizen by Chichibu Beer

Chichibu Koguma no Weizen・秩父小熊のヴァイツェン

Chichibu Koguma no Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in limited places. Chichibu Koguma no Weizen uses locally sourced pesticide-free wheat, though it’s unsure whether it has been certified as organic at the time of …

Coedo Sumatera by Coedo

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Coedo Sumatera is a 6% lager beer from Coedo, based in Kawagoe, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this being brewed with Horiguchi Coffee providing the coffee beans. The coffee beans used in Coedo Sumatera are Mandheling sourced from the island of Sumatra and the beers name roughly translates into “clear tiger”, perhaps hinting at the …

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma by Chichibu Beer

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma・秩父華麗なしろくま〜黒蜜りんご

Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma is a 7% NE-IPA from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap in a limited number of places. Chichibu Kireina Shirokuma is a collaboration beer with Chiba-based craft beer bar Beer O’Clock, who celebrated their sixth anniversary in 2019. It’s …

Chichibu CCB Grizzly IPA by Bear Meet Beer

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Chichibu CCB Grizzly IPA is a 7% Brut IPA from Bear Meet Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range, with this one being brewed with Fatz’s The San Franciscan for their first anniversary. Chichibu CCB Grizzly IPA is brewed using Sabro, Mosaic, and Polaris hops. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether Chichibu …

Chichibu Naminori Kuma by Chichibu Beer

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Chichibu Naminori Kuma is a 7% West Coast IPA from Chichibu Beer, based in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their draft lineup at the time of writing. It was first released in January 2019 and has since subsequent releases, though it’s unknown what hops went into making Chichibu Naminori Kuma. It’s also a collaborative effort with Abbot’s Choice …

Kobushi Hana Marzen by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Marzen こぶし花メルツェン

Kobushi Hana Marzen is a 6% marzen style beer from Hanyu Brewery, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup, a strange one considering this is a marzen style beer which are usually brewed for Oktoberfest time. Kobushi Hana Marzen Aroma and Taste Kobushi Hana Marzen poured out a dark copper red colour with a large amount …