Nihonbashi Shimane-kan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Nihonbashi Shimane-kan

The fifth in our entry of satellite shops / antenna shops is Nihonbashi Shimane-kan- which if you hadn’t guessed is based in Nihonbashi and sells products from Shimane prefecture, which was once voted Japan’s 46th most recognised prefecture – not that great considering Japan has 47 prefectures. What was the 47th? Don’t know to be honest. Nihonbashi Shimane-kan sells lots …

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 …

Iwami Honey Draft by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Honey Draft 石見ハニードラフト

Iwami Honey Draft is a 4.5% blonde beer from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 though how long it’s limited for is unknown. Iwami Honey Draft is brewed with imported US Simcoe hops and honey from Masuda city. Iwami Honey Draft Aroma and Taste Iwami Honey Draft poured …

Iwami Session IPA by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Session IPA 石見セッションIPA

Iwami Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Iwami Session IPA is brewed using sheequarsar and beets as well, making it happoshu. Iwami Session IPA Aroma and Taste The only other beer I’ve tried …

Iwami Saison by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Saison 石見セゾン

Iwami Saison is a 4.5% saison from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally sourced rice from Hameda city, yuzu from Masuda city, and German Hallertau hops as well. Iwami Saison Aroma and Taste Iwami Saison poured …

Iwami Belgian White by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Belgian White 石見ベルジャンホワイト

Iwami Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in bottles. Iwami Belgian White is brewed using locally sourced sansho pepper and lemons from the Hiroshima area. On top of this, it also contains rice kouji (the stuff used to make sake …

Iwami Dry Stout by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Dry Stout 石見ドライスタウト

Iwami Dry Stout is a 5% stout from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beer and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally roasted coffee from the Hamada region and hopped with German Nugget hops. Iwami Dry Stout Aroma and Taste Iwami Dry …

Iwami American Pale Ale by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami American Pale Ale 石見アメリカンペールエール

Iwami American Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of craft beer and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Unlike most of the beers from Iwami Bakushu, the strangest adjunct contained in Iwami American Pale Ale are lemons sourced from …

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 …