Tag: beer

Old Rasputin Russian imperial stout

Old Rasputin Russian imperial stout


Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Another beer recommended to me.

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA


Grand Kirin Izayoi no Tsuki IPA

My experience with the previous Grand Kirin semi-craft attempt wasn’t exactly great (and most people seem to have had similar opinions), so I had reservations about Izayoi no Tsuki.

Grand Kirin Izayoi no Tsuki IPA


Red Seal ale

This one was recommended to me, so I gave it a try. Luckily a nearby liquor store has a good stock of various American craft beers, so I can go around challenging this and that.

Ruedrich Red Seal ale


Alleycat amber ale

This bottle just looks so funky.

Alleycat amber ale


Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA

At first I thought it was just an unlucky choice of spacing to brand this beer “extra ordinary”, but looking at the website of the brand, I’d say it’s probably an intentional joke.

Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA


Brooklyn Lager

Tonight I was looking for something light to drink before I’d go to sleep. That’s why I picked the only lager at home, but I might’ve been better off with some IPA.

Brooklyn Lager


Kirin Galaxy Hop

The other day I went to the convenience store and I noticed something new among the beers. Kirin apparently released a limited edition beer called Galaxy Hop, I guess as the first stage of their attempt to go craft.

Kirin Galaxy Hop Session IPA


Suntory Craft Select Pale Ale

I’m happy that the major Japanese breweries are taking a hint from the ever-growing craft beer scene, and try to add styles other than the usual lager to their lineups. Asahi rolled out a pale ale that’s definitely not terrible, and Kirin announced that they’d buy Yo-Ho, the craft brewery behind the Yona Yona ale among others.

Understandably, when I saw a Suntory labeled pale ale at the nearby convenience store, I couldn’t resist picking up a can. Last words first: I shouldn’t have.


Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout

I’m not a big fan of sweet things, and stouts usually fall in that category for me. But I got this bottle exactly for that reason: a late night dessert instead of munching cookies. It kinda works out.

Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout