Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA by Be Easy Brewing

Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA

Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA is a 6.5% NE-IPA from Be Easy Brewing, based in Hirosaki, in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draft line up, though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA takes its name for the local dialect that uses “nottsudo” to mean “takusan”, or plenty, with the connotation in …

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA by Be Easy Brewing

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA is a 8.5% Double IPA from Be Easy Brewing, based in Hirosaki, in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup, though found its way into bottles in 2020. Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA is brewed using imported Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, and Simcoe. Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA takes its name from the phrase “gikkuri hengi” which means …

Black Tide Midnight Chaos by Black Tide Brewing

Black Tide Midnight Chaos

Black Tide Midnight Chaos is a 6% oatmeal stout from Black Tide Brewing, based in Kesennuma, in Miyagi, Japan. Black Tide Midnight Chaos is part of their draft and canned lineup, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Black Tide Midnight Chaos is the first dark beer to come from Black Tide Brewing. Black Tide Midnight Chaos …

Black Tide Kesemoi by Black Tide Brewing

Black Tide Kesemoi

Black Tide Kesemoi is a 6% NE-IPA from Black Tide Brewing, based in Kesenuma, in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap at various places across Japan. Black Tide Kesemoi is brewed using Galaxy, Amarillo, Sultana, and Citra hops, and takes its name from the Japanese “けせもい=静かな海” which supposedly …

Black Tide Drift Net by Black Tide Brewing

Black Tide Drift Net

Black Tide Drift Net is a 6% hazy IPA from Black Tide Brewing, based in Kesunnuma, in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap at various places. Black Tide Drift Net is brewed using Bravo and Citra hops, as well as the relatively new strain of hops called BRU-1. …

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Black Tide Monster Gold by Black Tide Brewing

Black Tide Monster Gold

Black Tide Monster Gold is a 6% American IPA from Black Tide Brewing, based in Kesunnuma, in Miyagi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup, and can be found both in cans and on tap. Black Tide Monster Gold is brewed using imported Strata hops, with the name “Monster Gold” stemming from the gold mines that were once found in …

Brewccoly Bottom Plower by Brewccoly Brewing

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Brewccoly Bottom Plower is a 5% Belgian pale ale from Brewccoly Brewing, based in Akita, in Akita. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Not much else is known about Brewccoly Bottom Plower – either in terms of malts or what hops went into it. Brewccoly Bottom Plower Aroma and Taste …

Iwate Kura Organic Beer by Sekinoichi Shuzo

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Iwate Kura Organic Beer is a 5% hefeweizen from Sekinoichi Shuzo, based in Iwate, Japan. Iwate Kura Organic Beer is part of their all-year round range, and can be found in bottles though the keg version seems a lot rarer to come across. Iwate Kura Organic Beer was Japan’s first organic craft beer, with it being brewed using certified organic …

Brewccoly Autumn Paddy by Brewccoly

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Brewccoly Autumn Paddy is a 7% Belgian IPA from Brewccoly, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Brewccoly Autumn Paddy is brewed using Belgian ale yeast but that’s all we could find out about it. Brewccoly Autumn Paddy Aroma and Taste Brewccoly Autumn Paddy poured out a …

Source of Styles #9: Schwarzbier

Source of Style #9 – Schwarzbier

The ninth in our series of “Source of Styles” – as voted on by the Patrons – is schwarzbier, which translates to black beer, a style of beer that is synonymous with the early days of craft beer in Japan. Schwarzbiers are dark lagers that first originated in Germany in the middle ages and were one of the first styles …