Nagomi Brown Porter by Hansharo Beer

Nagomi Brown Porter is a weird-lookin’ 5% Brown Porter by Hansharo Beer Brewing. Nagomi Brown Porter Aroma and Taste Nagomi Brown Porter pours out extremely headless (bubbles in photo definitely photoshopped, I can tell because of the pixels and having seen a lot of shops in my time). It’s also OPAQUE. Was not expecting that. The swirly appearance makes it …

J-Craft Ougon IPA by Baird Brewing

J-Craft Ougon IPA by Baird Brewing is a 7% IPA brewed as part of the J-Craft range of beers. You can read reviews of the other beers here. J-Craft Ougon IPA Aroma and Taste J-Craft Ougon IPA is, like all Baird Brewing beers, unfiltered, which means it pours out with a load of sediment. You can even see it at …

Baird Public House Bitter by Baird Brewing

Baird Public House Bitter・ベアードパブリックハウスビター

Baird Public House Bitter is a 3.5% English bitter from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their draft, which can be found on hand pump at their taprooms, and also saw a limited bottle released. Baird Public House Bitter is made using Maris Otter and Caramel malt, East Kent Golding and Fuggle hops. Baird Public House Bitter Aroma and …

Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Ochaya-san's Hōjicha Ale・反射炉お茶屋さんのほうじ茶エール

Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale, besides being a mouthful to say, is a 5% speciality beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2018. Hansharo Ochaya-san’s Hōjicha Ale is brewed using hojicha, a kind of green tea that has been roasted instead of steamed, that was grown on the premises of …

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA反射炉手毬遊びIPA

Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA is a 7% Belgian IPA from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal line-up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. If the name wasn’t a giveaway, Hansharo Temari Asobi IPA is named after the small ball toys that kids play with in Japan traditionally made from …

Hansharo Ryūjō Strong Bitter by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Ryūjō Strong Bitter 反射炉龍城ストロングビター

Hansharo Ryūjō Strong Bitter is a 6% ESB from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s named after Hojyo Shinkumu, who built a mountain castle in the area centered around Ryusikuyama which became an important hub of domination of Izu over five generations. …

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi 反射炉ビエールド木樽草子 2

Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi is an 8% bier de garde from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their Autumnal seasonal lineup, with this one being available in bottles and on tap. Hansharo Biere De Kidaru Soushi is first brewed and then the resultant batch is split into two different kinds of wood barrels – one being made …

Baird Kurofune Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Kurofune Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer. It’s part of their regular lineup and is available year-round. …And I’m back! Reports of my death etc etc. It’s been a couple of month since I’ve been around the site, and I’ve had a nice break. But now it’s back to the grind! Yes, I’m back to my gruelling …

Baird Japan Tale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Japan Tale Ale ベアード日本物語エール

Baird Japan Tale Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range of beers and can be found on sale from the end of July onwards. It’s brewed using indigenous ingredients to Japan, such as korizato (rock sugar), ume (plums), and also Japanese wheat. Baird also use US Northern Brewer, Santiam, and …

Izu no Kuni Climb by Izu no Kuni Beer 

Izu no Kuni Climb 伊豆の国クライム

Izu no Kuni Climb is a 5% scottish ale from Izu no Kuni Brewery, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the all-year round range of beers and can be found in both cans and on tap across Japan. This review of Izu no Kuni Climb has been a long time coming (almost three years in fact) as it was the …