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Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
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Kinshachi Nagoya Akamiso Lager

Kinshachi Nagoya Akamiso Lager

Japanese beer tasting, White Horse, London SW6, June 2011; Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan Website:

Based in Japan’s third biggest city, Nagoya, Kinshachi was established in 1996 as the Landbeer brewery, though points to an earlier local tradition of brewing in the 1880s. Its […]

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Ale

Japanese beer tasting, White Horse London SW6, June 2011

ABV: 5% Origin: Ise, Kansai, Japan Website:

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Ale

Ise Kadoya began in 1997 as a brewpub and restaurant at Ise, in Mie prefecture on the island of Honshū, a city best known as the location of the Shinto religion’s most important […]

Asahi Premium Black / Kuronama

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5% Origin: Sumida, Tōkyō, Japan Website:

Asahi Premium Black Kuronama

The Japanese beer market exhibits a taste for dark lagers inherited no doubt from the German brewers who helped set up the country’s brewing industry in the late […]