Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu by Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer

Fujiyama Hunter's Kotatsu・フジヤマハンターズコタツ

Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu is a 5% saison from Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer, based in Fujinomiya, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series / winter lineup, but for some reason, was only put into bottles in spring of 2019. Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu is brewed with locally sourced mikans, or Japanese oranges. Fujiyama Hunter’s Kotatsu Aroma and Taste Fujiyama Hunter’s …

Songbird Giono by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Giono・ソングバードジオノ

Songbird Giono is a 7.5% Belgian dark ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. First released in 2017, It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at select locations across Japan. Songbird Giono is brewed using a porter recipe but then fermented with Belgian yeast. Songbird Giono Aroma …

Songbird Le Petit Bonheur by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Le Petit Bonheur・ソングバードルプチボヌール

Songbird Le Petit Bonheur is an 8% Belgian brown ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range and can be found in bottles only. Like Songbird La Joya, Songbird Le Petit Bonheur is fermented using wild yeast by being stored outside in coolships. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if Songbird …

Songbird La Joya by Brewery Songbird

Songbird La Joya・ソングバード ビール ラ ホヤ

Songbird La Joya is a 6.5% Flanders red ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles in a limited number of shops across Japan. First released in 2017, Songbird La Joya is brewed using a variety of spices, but also contains oatmeal and undergoes secondary fermentation …

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 …

Locobeer General Winter by Locobeer

Locobeer General Winter・ロコビアジェネラル・ウィンター

Locobeer General Winter is a 7% old ale from Locobeer, based in Sakura city, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Locobeer General Winter Aroma and Taste Locobeer General Winter poured out a deep chestnut brown colour with a plump off-white tan coloured head. The head faded to a …

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero・志賀高原1t IPAハバネロ

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero is a 9.5% Double IPA / Imperial IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s a collaboration with Mellow Yellow, makers of some awesome habanero sauces in Japan, and Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero uses the Shiga Kogen 1t IPA as its base。The beer uses chemical-free locally green habaneros too. Shiga Kogen 1t IPA Habanero …

Daisen G Scottish Ale by Kumezakura Brewery

Daisen G Scottish Ale 大山Gスコティッシュエール

Daisen G Scottish Ale is a 6% Scottish ale from Kumezakura Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal line up and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Since it first came on sale, Daisen G Scottish Ale has had its abv increased from 4.5% to its current level of 6% now. Daisen …

Daisen G Doppelbock by Kumezakura Brewery

Daisen G Doppelbock ・大山Gドッペルボック

Daisen G Doppelbock is an 8% doppelbock from Kumezakura Brewery, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap across Japan. Not much is known about Daisen G Doppelbock besides it not having been brewed for 17 years. Daisen G Doppelbock Aroma and Taste Daisen G Doppelbock poured out a deep …