Shiga Kogen Domestic Dry Stout by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Domestic Dry Stout 志賀高原ドメスティックドライスタウト

Shiga Kogen Domestic Dry Stout is a summer seasonal beer from Tamamura Honten that is a 5% dry stout, also sometimes known as an Irish-style stout. The reason why the appellation “domestic” has been added to the name is that Shiga Kogen Domestic Dry Stout is brewed using locally sourced barley that is organically grown at the Tamamura Honten estate at the foot …

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Zenryaku Konomi Nante Kiitenaize Sorry Session Yuzu Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing

Zenryaku Konomi Nante Kiitenaize Sorry Session Yuzu Ale

  Zenryaku Konomi Nante Kiitenaize Sorry Session Yuzu Ale- to give it its full title, and get this article way over the minimum word count before I even talk about what the beer tastes like- is one of Yo-Ho Brewing’s specialty brews. Previous beers under this name have been the mystifying Kurogo Imperial Porter (reviewed here), as well as a …

Shiga Kogen Wheat Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Wheat Ale

How the heck do Tamamura Honten keep putting out limited edition beers so quickly? Shiga Kogen Wheat Ale was first brewed back in 2009 and is part of their summer seasonal beers. It’s a wheat ale inspired by a German hefeweizen recipe and infused with American Hops which is usually released around the end of May towards the beginning of June so …

Baird Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale by Baird Beer

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale seems to have slipped under the radar here at BeerTengoku as we found a bottle of it languishing in a fridge at Baird Beer Taproom in Nakameguro. It was originally released on June 27th, 2014 and is brewed using natsumikan, or summer oranges, which are grown locally in Shizuoka, where the brewery is located. The base …

Sankt Gallen Pineapple Ale by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Pineapple Ale

So if something smells like a beer and tastes like a beer, then it must be a beer? By that same reckoning, Sankt Gallen’s Pineapple ale definitely smells like pineapple, and tastes like pineapple; however, that’s where the rule fails as it is most definitely a beer. This is another edition to their summer fruits beer, along with their Shonan Gold, …

Sankt Gallen Shonan Gold Sweet Orange Ale by Sankt Gallen

Shonan Gold

Another summer and another offering from Sankt Gallen, using summer fruits in their recipes, this time around, using Shonan gold oranges to make this sweet Beer. And Shonan Gold Sweet Orange Ale. Kind of. Shonan Gold Sweet Orange Ale Aroma and Taste As soon as you open the bottle, the pungency of the orange hits you. Shonan Gold Sweet Orange …