Style: Sour Ale Tripel
A sour ale version of Victory’s Golden Monkey Tripel that begins with an aroma of lemon, sour, and mild brettanomyces notes then hits the pallette with a sharp, citrus-laden tart acidity and dry malty grain flavor.
Suruga Bay Imperial IPA
Style: Imperial (Double) IPA
An extraordinarily complex yet balanced Double IPA that is dry-hopped twice with whole flower cones and then krausened (blending a small portion of peak primary fermentation wort into the beer at packaging). The hop character (bitterness, flavor, aroma) is profound – vast and impactful as Suruga Bay is deep and magnificent.
Shiga Kogen No.10 Anniversary IPA
An IPA brewed with the addition of sake rice, this beer starts with a big hop nose and continues with flavors of grapefruit citrus bitter, lemon, and pine.
First brewed in 2014, but proved so popular it became a semi-standard.
Minoh Beer W-IPA
Style: Double IPA
An imperial IPA with 2.5 times the usual malts and hops, this is a beer that offers a great balance of firm bitterness, a lovely cascading hop aroma, and the flavor of rich malt.
Imperial Red Ale
Style: Red Ale
Perhaps the most popular and highly rated of beers among the many offerings from Ise Kadoya Brewing, this Imperial Red Ale has a plump and fruity citrus smell. With a soft but strong presence on first impact, the taste develops a warm richness in the mouth and finishes with a tight and intense bitter aftertaste.
“Imperial Wheat Ale” that uses natural wild yeast, this white ale uses yuzu peel instead of orange peel to offer a unique Japanese cuisine touch in the flavorings. A refreshing and balanced white that harmonizes all the elements of malt sweetness, rich flavor, the sour taste of wheat malt, bitters and the scent of hops.
Nihonkai Club Pilsner
Style: Bohemian Pilsner
Born in the Czech Bohemian region Pilsen, this is a golden shining light beer. A smooth flavored biscuity pils characterized by Saaz hops in the nose with a moderately bitter and crisp taste.
Oushuu no Kaze (European Wind)
Style: Belgian Blonde Ale
While KBC’s house yeast is a Belgian strain, most of their beers use hops from America, malt from Germany, and water from Kyoto, making for a unique and international blend. However, they have gone with an all European beer, starting with Belgian malt. The final product, Oushuu no Kaze (or ‘European Wind’), is a gentle balance of malt flavours and hop character with a nose dominated by KBC’s house yeast.
Shochu Mimai (Summer’s Greeting)
Style: American Wheat Ale
KBC’s American Wheat Ale is packed with white grape and citrus fruit character from the hops and yeast, and is refreshingly light on both bitterness and alcohol. It’s a taste of summer with a message that says, “it is hot but all is well!”
Style: German Pilsener
Hops: Hallertau, Tettnang, Saaz, Spalt Select
Rated “Outstanding” with a score of 91 (5,245 reviews) on Beeradvocate. Ranked Top 25 for Best Pilsener in the World on Ratebeer (2,439 reviews). Prima goes big on the hops, and delivers a bright, smooth, and refreshing beer.