Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale By Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale 横浜ドラゴンフルーツエール

Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their limited seasonal range and was first released in 2016. Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale, also known as Yokohama Red Pitaya Ale, uses locally sourced dragon fruits and water from the Yokohama area. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if Yokohama Dragon Fruit Ale …

Locobeer Tripel by Locobeer 

Locobeer Tripel ロコビア迎春トリプル

Locobeer Tripel, also known as Locobeer Geishun which means New Year’s Greetings in English, is a 9% tripel from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It is part of their Winter lineup and can be found on sale from December until stocks last. Locobeer Tripel Aroma and Taste Coming up in a champagne bottle, I thought Locobeer Tripel was going to explode …

Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale 伊勢角屋柚子の香エール

Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale is a 5% fruit beer from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. As the name suggests, Ise Kadoya Yuzunoka Ale is brewed with locally sourced yuzu, or Japanese citron, with both the flesh and skin being used in the secondary …

Swan Lake Barrel Aged Barley Wine by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori

Swan Lake Barrel Aged Barley Wine スワンレークバレルエージバーレイワイン

Swan Lake Barrel Aged Barley Wine is an 11% barley wine from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter line up of beers can be found on sale usually from December onwards. It differs from their regular barley wine in that it has been aged in whiskey casks, though it’s unknown which company supplied the …

Aqula Schokoladen Bier by Aqula Beer

Aqula Schokoladen Bier

Aqula Schokoladen Bier is a 7.5% doppelbock from Aqula Beer, based in Akita, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of winter beers, though due to aging, it can be found on sale throughout the year – case in point, this bottle was bought at Liquors Hasegawa in July, not the coldest of months. Aqula Schokoladen Bier is brewed using …

Baird Bakayaro by Baird Beer

Baird Bakayaro Ale ベアードばかやろー!エール

Baird Bakayaro is a 9% American strong ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up and is usually on sale from December onwards, both on tap and in bottles. It started out life in 2009 as part of Chris Poel’s own design and has since grown to an annual institution for craft beer …

Daisen G Beer Wheat Wine By Kumezakura Shuzo 

Daisen G Beer Wheat Wine

Daisen G Beer Wheat Wine is a 9% wheat wine from Kumezakura Shuzo, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range though it can be found on sale until stocks run out with this bottle coming from 2015. One of the best things about Daisen G Beer Wheat Wine is that only vintage versions are sold – that …

Hansharo Sumeragi by Hansharo Beer 

Hansharo Sumeragi

Hansharo Sumeragi is a 10% Barleywine from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup though it was first released in December 2016. The most peculiar thing about Hansharo Sumeragi is that there is a best before date of May 2017 – barleywines can usually be kept for longer than six months so the flavours develop …

Hakkaisan Izumi Porter by Hakkaisan Izumi Beer 

Hakkaisan Izumi Porter

Hakkaisan Izumi Porter is a 5% English porter from Hakkaisan Izumi Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal range of beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using imported English pale malt, along with four different dark roasted malts, most likely chosen from chocolate, roasted barley, black malt, and black …

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Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale

Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale is a 5.5% American pale ale from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal range though which season that is is unknown as the Seiyu supermarket in Japan have an exclusive deal with Ginga Kogen Beer to sell it in cans. Ginga Kogen American Pale Ale is brewed using exclusively American …