Tag: beer

Guinness Extra Stout

Guinness is known world wide as “the dark beer”, since it’s pretty much the only beer not a lager that’s available in pubs. I felt like having a stout today, so I gave this brew a try.

Guinness Extra Stout


Kumano Kodo Beer

Imagine that this post is written in ojou-sama Japanese. I’m adding “desu wa” to the end of every sentence in my head anyway. If you don’t get it why, the previous sentences were not meant for you.

The 古道 (kodou) stands for “old style”, which made me cautious after my not so pleasant experiences with the Beer Hearn “old-style IPA”, but unlike that, Kumano Kodo is a brown ale, and I guess that made all the difference.

Kumano Kodo Beer


Otaru Bakusyu Pilsner

Another beer from Hokkaido, this time their pilsner. Lager beer and thus pilsner are quite close to my heart, so I was looking forward to this one.

Otaru Bakusyu Pilsner


Baird Beer Wabi-Sabi Japan

The label of this beer looks just simply black at first glance, and that caught my attention. Honestly I was expecting a stout at first, but then looking closer, it did say pale ale. A pale ale with green tea and wasabi in it? Sounds like a challenge…

Baird Beer Wabi-Sabi Japan


Oh!La!Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale

You know, I’ve always felt that the name “pale ale” is misleading. Even now the first impression of the word “pale” is that it would be light, just how the mass-produced commercial lagers are watered-down versions of the real thing.

Obviously, that’s not why pale ales are called pale, and once I realized that I was quite excited to try out Oh!La!Ho’s extra pale ale.

Oh!La!Ho Captain Crow EPA


Minoh Beer Stout

The brews of the Osaka Minoh Beer have been winning the world beer awards for years now. Not that I was aware of this when I picked up this stout, but it was worth mentioning nonetheless (and it kind of explains the price tag).

Minoh Beer Stout


Brewdog 5am Saint

While it’s not yet 5am (just 2), I decided to check out what Brewdog’s “hoppy red ale” is like.

Brewdog 5am Saint


Good beer, bad beer

A week or so ago I went to Popeye with a friend, had a bunch of beers, but nowhere close to getting drunk. That wasn’t the point either, just an interesting flavor to the night.


Amaou Oatmeal Black

Trying out something new is usually a great thing, and I’ve been interested by the name of “oatmeal stouts” for a while now. I have oatmeal for breakfast basically every day anyway, so I was wondering how that adds up with a stout. Thing is, I’ve never before had any of these extreme stouts (like chocolate stout for example), so I don’t have a basis for comparison.

Amaou Oatmeal Black


Grand Kirin

I ran out of beer, so I went to the nearby convenience store to pick up a few cans to last me until the weekend. I got a few Sapporo Black Labels, but don’t expect me to write about those – I don’t know beers enough to write meaningfully about mass-market brews. I didn’t intend to write about Grand Kirin either, but then…

Grand Kirin