Yorocco Black Sword by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Black Sword・ヨロッコブラックソード

Yorocco Black Sword is 7% black IPA / cascadian IPA from Yorocco Beer, based in Ofuna, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across various places in Japan. Yorocco Black Sword Aroma and Taste Yorocco Black Sword poured out a pitch black colour with a medium amount of …

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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. …

Numazu Dystopia by Kakitagawa Brewing

Numazu Dystopia・沼津ディストピア

Numazu Dystopia is a 10% imperial stout from Kakitagawa Brewing, based in Numazu, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in select places. Numazu Dystopia Aroma and Taste Numazu Dystopia poured out a pitch black colour with a large amount of frothy tan coloured head on top. The …

Swan Lake Imperial Stout by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori

Swan Lake Imperial Stout・スワンレイクインペリアルスタウト

Swan Lake Imperial Stout is a 10% imperial stout from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Not much else is known about Swan Lake Imperial Stout. Swan Lake Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste The funny thing about Swan Lake Imperial …

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout・湘南ビールインペリアルスタウト

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kagawa, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Besides that, there really isn’t much else we know about Shonan Beer Imperial Stout. Shonan Beer Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste I …

Y Market Nachtmusik by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Nachtmusik・Yマーケットナハトムジーク

Y Market Nachtmusik is a 9% doppelbock from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in cans and on tap at various places across Japan. Though it’s brewed to a traditional German recipe, Y Market Nachtmusik uses imported US Horizon, US Amarillo, AU Galaxy, and US Mosaic …

Songbird Moderne Wild by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Moderne Wild・ソングバード ビール モデルネ ワイルド

Songbird Moderne Wild is an 8.5% Belgian tripel from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in primarily bottles – we’ve not seen anything about it coming out on tap. Songbird Moderne Wild takes the Songbird Moderne and uses the same wild yeast that Songbird used in the Koumi Blonde …

Shiga Kogen Isseki Sancho (2019) by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Isseki Sancho (2019) ・志賀高原一石三鳥(2019)

Shiga Kogen Isseki Sancho is a 12% imperial dark saison from Tamamura Honten, based in Yamanouchi, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, with this version actually being the second version of Shiga Kogen Isseki Sancho with an earlier version topping in at 9%. This version is a collaborative effort with the Canadian brewery, Brasserie Dieu du …

Sankt Gallen El Angel (2019) by Santo Gallen

Sankt Gallen El Angel ・サンクトガレンウン アンヘル

Sankt Gallen El Angel is a 10% wheat wine from Sankt Gallen, based in Hon-Atsugi, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their annual winter lineup and is mostly found in bottles, though we have come across it sparingly on tap in bars. While the base malts tend to stay the same, this 2019 edition uses Chinook, Centennial, and Loral hops. …

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 …