Nasu Kogen Weizen by Nasu Kohen Beer

Nasu Kogen Weizen

Nasu Kogen Weizen is a 5% German hefeweizen from Nasu Kogen Beer, from Tochigi. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and is brewed using a traditional recipe from the Bayern region of Germany and also uses ingredients from that area. Nasu Kogen Weizen won the gold medal at the 2001 International Beer Cup though thankfully that isn’t emblazoned …

Romantic Village Kinugawa Onsen Beer by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Kinugawa Onsen Beer

Romantic Village Kinugawa Onsen Beer is a a 7% dortmunder from Romantic Village Beer that uses onsen water from the Kinugawa area before it has entered public use. Don’t worry, the beer you are about to see has not been in contact with anyone’s genitalia or skin. Moreover, Romantic Village Beer have also tried to use domestic hops and barley with the …


Ushitora #70 First Impact by Ushitora Brewery

Ushitora #70 First Impact

Ushitora #70 First Impact is a 7.3% American Black IPA or a Belgian strong ale from Ushitora Brewery, based in Tochigi. Why have we given it two different styles? Well, I’ve had it twice in less than a week and both places (Maltan in Kanda and Sakura Taps in Yokohama) had listed under two different styles. This beer is a renewal …

Romantic Village Gyoza Roman by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Gyoza Roman

Romantic Village Gyoza Roman is a 6.5% märzen style beer from Romantic Village Beer that has been specially designed to be paired with Utsunomiya’s more well-known product: gyoza. It was developed with the supervising Utsunomiya Gyoza Association – I guess Romantic Village Beer didn’t want to get on the bad side of them.   Romantic Village Gyoza Roman Aroma and Taste …


Romantic Village Mugi Jiro by Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Mugi Jiro

Romantic Village Mugi Jiro is a 6% all-malt beer from Romantic Village Beer based in Utsunomiya. Some places have it labelled as a premium lager (urgh hate using that title) but it is in fact a German style pilsner. The yeast itself used for Romantic Village Mugi Jiro comes from the Jiro strain of barley from the local area. Romantic Village …