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JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s brew-tiful line-up of 13 local Japanese beer this August

JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s brew-tiful line-up of 13 local Japanese beer this August

With summer being the hottest in August, what better way to quench your thirst than with a bottle of ice-cold beer? This month, JAPAN RAIL CAFE is proud to introduce an exciting line-up of top-quality craft beers from all over Japan for Jibiru Time!

 

Jibīru (地ビール), also known as locally-brewed beer, is available at JAPAN RAIL CAFE until 31 August 2022, featuring an attractive range from the prefectures of Hokkaido (北海道), Ishikawa (石川), Kanagawa (神奈川), Nagano (長野), and Tokyo (東京). Can’t decide on which beers to try? Look through this article to check out all the delicious beers available at JAPAN RAIL CAFE.

 

Abashiri Brewery (網走ブルワリー)

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Abashiri Beer: Abashiri Ohkotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft
Prefecture: Hokkaido
Beer style: Happoshu
ABV: 5% 

 

Brewed using drift ice traditionally-harvested during the Abashiri (網走) winter, Abashiri Ohkotsk Blue Ryuhyo Draft boasts a bright blue colour inspired by the Sea of Okhotsk (​​オホーツク海 Ohōtsuku umi), created by the use of natural dye Gardenia extract.

 

Futako Brewery (ふたこブルワリー)

From left to right: Unane Pale Lager, Hanamizuki White, and Futako Ale 026. (Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE)

 

Futako Beer: Futako Ale 026
Prefecture: Tokyo
Beer style: Session Ale
ABV: 4.5%

 

A classic session ale of Futako Brewery with a sweet scent like flowers and a flavour like citrus. Its light-coloured body brings out an elegant scent. 

 

Futako Beer: Hanamizuki White
Prefecture: Tokyo
Beer style: White Ale
ABV: 5%

 

This white ale is inspired by the dogwood tree, the flower of Futako-Tamagawa (二子玉川) in Tokyo. It has a refreshing taste with a subtle sweet-sourness derived from wheat malt. 

 

Futako Beer: Unane Pale Lager
Prefecture: Tokyo
Beer style: Indian Pale Lager (IPA)
ABV: 5%

 

An Indian Pale Ale rearranged in the Futako style and brewed with lager yeast. This beer has a clean bitterness and gorgeous aroma.

 

Kanazawa Brewery (金沢ブルワリー)​​

From left to right: Virgin Ale, Ginger Liquor, and Gold Bach. (Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE)

 

Kanaz​​awa Beer: Virgin Ale
Prefecture: Ishikawa 
Beer style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5%

 

The fruity aroma of the fresh ale yeast and richness from the malt and hops gives this beer its rich flavour. This is the brewery’s first beer

 

Kanazawa Beer: Gold Bach
Prefecture: Ishikawa
Beer style: Craft Lager
ABV: 6%  

 

The only lager produced at the brewery, this beer maintains the refreshing and rich taste of lager with a tinge of sweetness.

 

Ginger Liquor
Prefecture: Ishikawa
Beer style: Ginger Beer
ABV: 3%

 

A gluten-free carbonated alcohol that tastes similar to Ginger Ale. It is a light-weight ginger beer made with rice sugar and with only 3% alcohol content.

 

Karuizawa Brewery (軽井沢ブルワリー)

From left to right: Premium Dark, Siryo Hisen Premium, and Premium Clear. (Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE)

 

The Karuizawa Beer: Premium Dark
Prefecture: Nagano
Beer style: Amber Lager
ABV: 5.5%

 

Robust premium brew with dark copper hues, toasty maltiness, rich mellow flavour, and subtly sweet finish.

 

The Karuizawa Beer: Seiryo Hisen Premium
Prefecture: Nagano
Beer style: Golden Ale
ABV: 5.5%

 

Ale boating the lustre of gold and crisp hop flavour and fresh aromas reminiscent of grapefruit and muscat grape.

 

The Karuizawa Beer: Premium Clear
Prefecture: Nagano
Beer style: Pilsner
ABV: 5.5%

 

Pilsner-style premium beer, with notes of fine aroma hop. Excellent smooth and bitter hop flavour. 

 

WAKU WAKU BREWERY (わくわくブルワリー)

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Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Beer: Koshihikari Ale
Prefecture: Ishikawa
Beer style: Rice Ale
ABV: 4.5%

 

Locally-grown Koshihikari (コシヒカリ) rice is used to produce this light and refreshing beer, making the Koshihikari Ale popular amongst ladies or non-heavy drinkers. This beer pairs especially well with Japanese and other Asian cuisines. 

 

Yokohama Brewery (横浜ブルワリー)

From left to right: HefeWeizen and Yokohama Lager. (Image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE)

 

YOKOHAMA BEER: HefeWeizen
Prefecture: Kanagawa
Beer style: German Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.5%

 

Infused with a fruity aroma similar to bananas, this multi-award-winning beer is popular with people who are not heavy-drinkers. 

 

YOKOHAMA BEER: Yokohama Lager
Prefecture: Kanagawa
Beer style: Indian Pale Lager (IPA)
ABV: 5%

 

A beer that is characterised for its bitterness and the flavour of its hops. A brand that represents the local beer of Yokohama. 

 

1-for-1 Beer on Tuesdays!

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Can’t stop at just 1 beer? Why not come down to JAPAN RAIL CAFE on Tuesdays (2, 16,  this month for an all-day 1-for-1 promotion.That’s right, for the month of August 2022, mix and match your favourite alcoholic beverages for an awesome 1-for-1 deal. While stocks last! 

 

JAPAN RAIL CAFE
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-19/20 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Nearest station: Tanjong Pagar MRT
Opening hours: 11am–9pm (Monday–Thursday), 11am–9:30pm (Friday–Saturday), 11am–8pm (Sunday)

 

Header image credit: JAPAN RAIL CAFE

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