Daisen G Gougin by Kumezakura Shuzo

Daisen G Gougin

Daisen G Gougin is a 7% specialty grain beer from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations across Japan. Daisen G Gougin is brewed using a ginjo sake strain of yeast and also rice that has been cultivated at the …

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 …

Fujiyama Yabusame by Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer

Fujiyama Yabusame 1・フジヤマやぶさめ1

Fujiyama Yabusame is a 6.5% rice IPA / specialty grain from Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer, based in Fujinomiya, in Shiuzoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Fujiyama Yabusame is brewed locally sourced rice and also has the addition of yuzu peel too. In terms of hops though it’s …

Mimasaka Sake Kasu by Mimasaka Beer Works

Maniwa Sake Kasu・美作ビア酒粕スペシャルエール

Mimasaka Sake Kasu is a 7.5% speciality beer from Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Maniwa, in Okayama, Japan. Mimasaka Sake Kasu is part of their special edition range and can be found in bottles, with some places having it on tap. Mimasaka Sake Kasu is brewed using leftover lees from sake production, and are the main ingredient of amazake, a cooking paste …

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 …

Ginmai White by Tainai Kogen Beer

Ginmai White 吟米ホワイト

Ginmai White is a 5% Belgian witbier from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Tainai city, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Ginmai Beer line up that uses locally sourced koshihikari rice from the Niigata area, which is also the same kind used by the sake manufacturers in Niigata. Ginmai White Aroma and Taste DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREEN! That …

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Y Market Ncha by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Ncha ワイマーケットブルーイングんちゃ!

Y Market Ncha is a 4.5% pilsner from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Y Market Brewing did with Gambrinus Roppongi as their in-house beer. Y Market Ncha uses locally sourced brown rice tea that is roasted then added during secondary fermentation – essentially steeping tea. Y Market Ncha Aroma and Taste Y Market …

Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer by Kuju Kogen

Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer 玄米ビール

Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer is a 6% speciality beer / pilsner from Kuju Kogen, based in in Oita, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round beer and comes in a variety of labels – with this one promoting Beppu, a city in Oita, and their baseball team. Beer Oh! Sorin Genmai Beer is brewed using locally grown genmei, or …

Hideji Konohanasakuya by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Konohanasakuya ひでじこのはなさくや

Hideji Konohanasakuya is a 6% speciality grain beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up. The name roughly translates to “this story” and Miyazaki Hideji Beer used sake rice and yeast used in sake brewing to make this beer. It’s also part of a collaborative effort with local sake breweries in the Miyazaki …

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer 反射炉大吟醸ビール

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer is a 5% speciality beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s also known as Hansharo Daijingo Masako, though the yeast used, a popular local strain is the same type for both beers – called daijingo. …