Shimane Pilsner by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Pilsner・島根ピルスナー

Shimane Pilsner, which is sometimes known as Shimane Beer Hearn Pilsner, is a 5% Czech pilsner from Shimane Beer Company, based in Matsue, in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in cans, bottles, and also on tap across Japan. Not much else is known about Shimane Pilsner besides it winning Japan’s Best Pilsner …

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Shimane Weizen by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Weizen ・島根ヴァイツェン

Shimane Weizen is a 5% German style hefeweizen from Shimane Beer Company, based in Matsue, in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round lineup and can be found both in cans and on tap across Japan. Shimane Weizen has also won gold medal at few craft beer events over the years too – with one of its most significant …

Shimane Shimanekko Lager by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Shimanekko Lager・しまねしまねっこらがー

Shimane Shimanekko Lager is a 5.5% Japanese rice lager from Shimane Beer Hearn, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in cans and on tap. Shimane Shimanekko Lager uses malt from Shimane Prefecture and “Island Scent Oki Algae Salt Rice” from Shimane Prefecture’s Okinoshima Island. Shimane Shimanekko Lager Aroma and Taste Shimane …

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 by Shimane Beer Company

Matsue Choco No 7 松江ビアへるん・ショコラNo.7

Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is an 8% stout from Shimane Beer Company, from Shimane and it’s a part of their winter lineup of craft beer. It is usually released a few weeks in advance of Valentine’s Day, with the traditional viewpoint that women are going to buy this for a special person in their life. Shimane Chocolate No. 7 is brewed …

Shimane Yuzu Fresh by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Yuzu Fresh

Yuzu are pretty versatile, with their uses ranging from baths to cooking to beers. Shimane Yuzu Fresh has plenty of the fruit. It’s a saison-style beer from Shimane Beer, and is the first time we’ve encountered a saison made with yuzu. Shimane Beer style it as a Belgian fruit beer. Shimane Yuzu Fresh contains locally sourced fresh yuzu and also plenty …

Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Beer Company Logo

Shimane Beer Company is a brewery located in Matsue city, Shimane prefecture. The brewery was founded in 1998, soon after the deregulation of the alcohol industry license. It’s a small brewery, with only four employees that perform the roles of sales and also brewing and somehow though they manage to produce a wide range of year-round and limited edition beers. At …

Shimane Rihaku Orochi by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Orochi

Shimane Rihaku Orochi is a 9% barleywine from Shimane Beer Company that was first brewed in 2014 and is part of their winter seasonal beer range. While it is a barleywine, Shimane Beer Company collaborated with Rihaku Sake Brewery and used sake yeast so making it a rice barleywine beer. It’s on sale from December onwards and can be found in …

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Shimane Zeus Bitter by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Zeus Bitter

Shimane Zeus Bitter is a 4.5% English bitter from Shimane Beer Company that is part of their limited edition range of beers. Shimane Beer Company went pretty far to use Zeus hops as the ones they used were 100% home grown. Zeus hops are more commonly found as part of the trifecta of CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and the …

Matsue Pale Ale by Shimane Beer Company

Matsue Pale Ale

Matsue Pale Ale is an English style pale ale from Shimane Beer Company. It has an abv of 5% and is part of the all-year range from Shimane Beer Company that can be bought either in cans, bottles, or on draught form. Matsue Pale Ale Aroma and Taste The first thing I noticed when Matsue Pale Ale quickly left the can was …

Shimane Apple Barley by Shimane Beer Company

Shimane Apple Barley

Shimane Apple Barley is not your usual kind of barley wine as it’s made with dried apples from the local area to produce a this 9% apple-infused barley wine. It’s an all year round beer that I’ve had on tap before at Popeye’s in Ryogoku and was happy to find it in bottled form. However, unlike most barley wines that …