Arch W-IPA by Arch Brewery

Arch W-IPA 3・アーチW-IPA3

Arch W-IPA is a 7.5% imperial / double IPA from Arch Brewery, based in Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at select places. It supposedly has an IBU of over 200, though seeing as the human palate can not differentiate past 100, you have to wonder …

Cyonmage Alt by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer

Cyonmage Alt by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer is a 5% Alt. Nothing much more to say in that department. Cyonmage Alt Aroma and Taste Cyonmage Alt pours out with a big frothy head that whittles away to about a centimetre of beige foam. The aroma is of roasted malt, with a slight breadiness and a bit of an off tang of …

Cyonmage Pale Ale by Yamaguchi Hagi Beer

Yamaguchi Hagi Beer Cyonmage Pale Ale is, you guessed it, a 5% pale ale from Yamaguchi Hagi Beer. God, who spells it like that? “Cyonmage”. Who says “Chonmage” and thinks “Yeah, that should be spelt with a Y after the C”. I used to go to a bar that spelt the word “shochu” “syocyu”. Monsters. Anyway, a chonmage is the traditional samurai …

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout by Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Brewery

Yamaguchi Stout 山口地ビールスタウト

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout, yes I’ve decided to ignore the ji-biru part of the name, is a 5% stout from Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Brewery, based in Yamaguchi city. It has won the World Selection Award in 2009, aka Monde Selection, but that’s basically a pay-and-win competition for food and drink so we’ll ignore that award. Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout is part of …