Guest Posts

Guest Post: Mikkeller Japanese Rice Lager Review

Whilst its reputation as a renowned and celebrated craft beer brewery is undisputable, what exactly Mikkeller has to do with Japan or its culture that would warrant a spot in this magazine is somewhat less obvious… at least at first.

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Japanese Cuisine

Hitachino Nest White Pale Ale Review: A Grand Introductory Japanese Craft Beer

Hitachino White Ale is one of the brand's most popular beers.

Japanese craft beer ranks among some of the best tipple that I’ve tasted and a brand I keep returning to is Hitachino Nest. Brewed by the venerable Kiuchi Brewery, the Hitachino Nest range features an eclectic mixture of flavours that make every drinking experience unique.

The Hitachino white ale is a solid beer that can be sipped with or without a meal. Continue reading “Hitachino Nest White Pale Ale Review: A Grand Introductory Japanese Craft Beer”

Japanese Cuisine

Mori 1984 Flying Pale Ale Review: A Solid, Everyman Kind Of Beer

An aspect of Yamato Magazine that I’m keen to emphasise is collaboration. Whether helping to promote a new type of sake or interviewing a Japanese tea aficionado, Yamato Magazine is open to working with people who’re passionate about Japan. Recently, I’ve collaborated with Japanese craft brewer Mori 1984 around their beer. So, here’s an honest review of the brewery’s Flying Pale Ale. Continue reading “Mori 1984 Flying Pale Ale Review: A Solid, Everyman Kind Of Beer”

Japanese Cuisine

Abashiri Prison Stout Review: The Kind Of Beer You’d Enjoy In Front Of An Open Fire

In my mission to learn more about Japan, I’ve taken to trying different kind of Japanese alcohol. Whether it’s a nutty tasting nihonshu or smoky shochu, nothing is off limits. On the Japanese beer front, I’ve never really known anything beyond a bottle of universally accepted Kirin or Asahi. So, stepping outside of my comfort zone with a bottle of Abashiri Kangoku no Kuro (Prison Stout) was a delight. Continue reading “Abashiri Prison Stout Review: The Kind Of Beer You’d Enjoy In Front Of An Open Fire”