Songbird Maltina d’Epices by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Maltina d'Epices・ソングバードマルチナエピシ

Songbird Maltina d’Epices is a 7% spiced beer from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Songbird Maltina d’Epices is brewed using raw sugar and spices from Amami Oshima, as well as star anise, cloves, and coriander as part of the adjunct bill. …

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Sankt Gallen Double Mint Chocolate by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Double Mint Chocolate・サンクトガレンダブルミントチョコレートスタウト

Sankt Gallen Double Mint Chocolate is a 7% spiced stout from Sankt Gallen, based in Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and also part of their annual release for their Valentine’s Lineup. One batch of Sankt Gallen Double Mint Chocolate contains 30kgs of a mix of spearmint and peppermint, and is brewed using Pale ale malt, …

Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale by Minoh Beer

Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale・箕面ゴッドファーザー8ヤマロクエール

Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale, also known as Minoh Shodoshima Yamaroku Ale, is a 6% pale ale from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their annual efforts for the Masaji Beer Project, an annual celebration of the life of Oshita Masaji-san. Minoh Godfather 8 Yamaroku Ale is brewed using an English pale ale base and has Yamaroku …

Vertere Globba by Vertere

Vertere Globba・バテレグロバ

Vertere Globba is a 6.5% spiced stout from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap across various places in Japan. Vertere Globba is brewed using Pale 2 row, Maris Otter, Carafa, Black, Flaked Oats, and Melanoidin, and then hopped with imported Hallertau hops from …

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Ushitora 9 Chai by Ushitora Brewery

Ushitora 9 Chai Milk Stout・うしとら9ちゃいミルクスタウト

Ushitora 9 Chai is a 7% spice beer, with a milk stout base, from Ushitora Brewery, based in Shimotsuke, in Tochigi, Japan. It is their 369th brew and can be found on tap only in Japan. Ushitora 9 Chai is brewed using chai spice, so all those Starbucks-Pumpkin-spice latte Ugg-boot wearing fans will be happy with this one. Ushitora 9 …

Akari Ginger Brown Ale by Akari Brewing

Akari Ginger Brown Ale・アカリジンジャーブラウンエール

Akari Ginger Brown Ale is a 4.5% spiced beer from Akari Brewing, based in Tottori city, in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Akari Ginger Brown Ale is brewed with 100% Nikko ginger that has been aged for 5 months before being cut up and added to the beer …

Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale・サンクトガーレン・フルーツタルトエール

Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale is a 5% spice beer from Sankt Gallen, based in Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Sankt Gallen Fruit Tart Ale is brewed using apples, cinnamon, ginger, and ichijuku, or Japanese figs. Why the last one is Japanese and not …

North Island Cinnamon Ale by North Island Beer

North Island Cinnamon Ale ノースアイランドシナモンエール

North Island Cinnamon Ale is a 6.5% spiced beer from North Island Beer, based in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. North Island Cinnamon Ale is brewed using imported cinnamon but instead of  East Kent Golding, Topaz hops are used in this 2018 version. North Island Cinnamon Ale …

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 …

Hideji Shi Shu 2018 by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Shi Shu 2018 宮崎ひでじ紫秋2018 1

Hideji Shi Shu 2018 is a 5% fruit beer from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Nobeoka, in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their autumn season lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. This 2018 edition is brewed using ale malt, rather than the regular pilsner malt that is used, alongside the usual Aya Purple, …