Far Yeast Brewing opens its first overseas directly managed store in Taiwan.
In celebration of the opening, Far Yeast Brewing collaborated with UGLY HALF BEER in Taiwan to produce “Far Yeast Lychee Haze” using lychees grown in Taiwan on sale Thursday, September 30th.

Far Yeast Brewing Co. (Head office: Kosuge, Yamanashi Prefecture; Representative Director: Shiro Yamada),  a craft brewery that has been introducing highly original beers from Japan to the world, will hold the grand opening of its first overseas directly managed store, Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub (Taiwan name: 源流台灣精釀啤酒餐酒館), in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday, October 16th.

To celebrate the grand opening, the brewery has collaborated with Taiwanese brewery UGLY HALF BEER to brew a Fruited Hazy IPA using Taiwanese lychees called Far Yeast Lychee Haze, which will go on sale in Japan on Thursday, September 30th ahead of the Taiwanese launch.

 

■Open the first overseas directly managed store in Taipei, Taiwan.

Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub will be Far Yeast Brewing’s fourth directly managed store, following those in Gotanda, Tokyo, Atami, Shizuoka, and Fukuoka, and its first overseas store, to be opened in Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan is ranked third in terms of the number of foreign visitors to Japan in 2019, and Japanese culture and food are attracting Taiwanese people a lot. Furthermore, in recent years, Taipei has seen an increase in the number of stylish beer pubs and beer restaurants where craft beer can be enjoyed, and recognition of craft beer is growing.

As of September 2021, Far Yeast Brewing exports their own brands of beer in 25 countries around the world, and we began selling our beer in Taiwan in 2014. Currently, our core brands KAGUA and Far Yeast are sold at many Japanese restaurants and craft beer specialty stores, and are gaining popularity in Taiwan. 

The directly managed Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub has 15 taps and offers not only our core brands, but also Japanese craft beers that can only be tasted at this pub in Taiwan. It is a gastropub where you can enjoy a modern meal based on Japanese cuisine. It is located in the East District, where there are many foreign residents and business people, and we expect to attract an international clientele. At a time when it is difficult for people to travel overseas, we will continue to promote the variety of Japanese craft beers and the richness of Japanese food culture through Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub.

■Fruit Hazy IPA made with lychee from Taiwan

To celebrate the opening of the Taiwan-owned store, we collaborated with an budding Taiwanese brewery, UGLY HALF BEER 酉鬼啤酒, to brew Far Yeast Lychee Haze using Taiwan-grown lychees.

Nelson Sauvin hops, with aromas like white grapes, and Sabro hops, with tropical notes like citrus and coconut, complement the gentle, sweet juice flavor of lychee and are reminiscent of the streets of Taipei.

UGLY HALF BEER will also be brewing a Fruited Hazy IPA using Japanese yuzu. This is a mutual collaboration using fruit from each country, beer style, and hops. While the Covid-19 prevented us from traveling across the border to visit each other’s breweries, we were able to create the recipe through a series of online meetings and emails. Both beers will be served at the Taiwan pub.

“Far Yeast Lychee Haze” will go on sale to the general public in Japan on Thursday, September 30th, and the company’s online store will begin accepting pre-orders from 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21 (shipping will begin on or after Friday, September 24). In Taiwan, the product will be available from the second half of October.

Message about the collaboration from UGLY HALF BEER

  【Information for Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub】

Restaurant name  : Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub. 源流台灣精釀啤酒餐酒館
Address   : No. 322, Guangfu South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City,Taiwan 106 )台北市大安區光復南路322號)
Access  : Four minutes walk from Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall station on the Taipei MRT Bannan Line.

TEL : 0227762877
Opening hours : 11:30~14:30(LO 14:00)  17:30~24:00(LO 23:30)
※7 days a week, opening hours are subject to change.

Seats    : 28 seats(First floor 12 seats, Second floor 10 seats, Terrace 6 seats)    
Instagram:@faryeasttaiwan( https://www.instagram.com/faryeasttaiwan/ )

  

【Product Information】

Far Yeast Lychee Haze
On sale in Japan:September 30th, 2021
Ingredients : Barley malt (Made in Germany and Belgium), Oats malt, lychee juice, hop, Sugar
ABV:5.5%
Beer style : Fruited Hazy IPA
Brewery:Far Yeast Brewing Genryu brewery
Package:350ml can、15L keg
 

 【About UGLY HALF BEER 】

UGLY HALF BEER  was founded in 2019 by Max Gilbert and Harn Sun, who have backgrounds in New Zealand and the United States, based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. They are spreading a new craft beer culture from the brand they launched in Taiwan. The brewery has attracted a lot of attention from Taiwan’s beer geeks not only for its high quality, but also for its humorous product names and packaging.

UGLY HALF BEER 酉鬼啤酒:https://www.uglyhalfbeer.com/

 

【About FAR YEAST Brewing】

This beer is brewed in the headwaters of the Tama River, which flows through Tokyo, and is characterized by its gorgeous aroma and dry finish. The beers are packaged by the second fermentation method, so you can enjoy its flavor for a long time. We launched canned products in the spring of 2020 so that more people can enjoy the high quality taste of Far Yeast.

[About Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.]

“Democratizing beer” – Developed under the mission to, “ re-establish the diversity and abundance of true beer culture, which has sadly been hidden by relentless over-commercialisation.”

To achieve this goal, we enlist our Japanese flavored beer brand “Kagua,” Tokyo themed brand “Far Yeast,” and Innovative beer brand “Off Trail” to spread our distinctive beers to the world.

https://faryeast.com/

Company Profile

Company name Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.

Head office address 4341-1 Kosuge-mura,  Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Brewery address 4341 Kosuge-mura, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Representative Director Shiro Yamada

Founded September 7, 2011

Capital 64,975 thousand Japanese yen

Business Craft beer brewing, distribution sales. Restaurant management. URL https://faryeast.com

 

Far Yeast Brewing releases “Far Yeast Tokyo White”,“Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde”, “Far Yeast Tokyo IPA”in Indonesia

Far Yeast Brewing Co. (Head office: Kosuge, Yamanashi Prefecture; Representative Director: Shiro Yamada) will start selling its original brand “Far Yeast Tokyo White”, “Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde”, and “Far Yeast Tokyo IPA”  in the Indonesia market starting September 1st, 2021. 

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has become one of the world’s leading urban economic zones with a surrounding urban population of over 30 million. In Jakarta, a new culture of craft beer community is being formed by many expatriates, including Japanese, as well as people who have studied or worked abroad. A great  variety of craft beers are gaining popularity in Jakarta. In addition, the city is home to some of the world’s top tourist destinations, including Bali, which was ranked in the top 20 global destinations in 2019, where craft beer is enjoyed mainly by international travelers. The total beer consumption in Jakarta and Bali accounts for about 70% of the total beer consumption in Indonesia. Far Yeast Brewing has signed a distribution agreement with Beervana International, a local partner with sales offices in Jakarta and Bali, and will begin selling Far Yeast Tokyo White, Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde, and Far Yeast Tokyo IPA in Indonesia from September 2021. 

In Indonesia, there are many beer fans who seek out Japanese craft beer, but due to the complexities of liquor import registration and procedures, only a few brands are currently available. Through Beervana International’s extensive sales network, we look forward to bringing Far Yeast Brewing’s products to many people in Indonesia.

With the start of sales in Indonesia, our company will have sold its brand of beers in 25 different countries. We will continue to strive to deliver the high-quality taste of craft beer from Japan to the world.

<Comments from  Beervana International >

Beervana is Southeast Asia’s original international craft beer supplier and has remained at the forefront of the craft beer scene since its inception.  Over the last 9 years Beervana has grown to serve over 1 million servings of craft beer per year to 1,000 distribution points in 10 cities across Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.  Beervana searches the globe to hand-pick superlative craft beer and delivers them with end-to-end cold chain logistics to the top retailers in their markets.  Beervana credits its success to one simple fact – they’re real craft beer people. In Indonesia, Far Yeast will be the first premium Japanese craft beer available, we expect to bring this Craft Beer revolution to Japanese Fine Dining places in Indonesia and for Far Yeast to open channels that we were not available in before.

 

Far Yeast Brewing beers are available from below  SNS links Beervana International is managing since September 1st, 2021. 

・Whatsapp : https://wa.me/628113770855

・Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bend.beer/

 

【Local partner information】

・ Company: Beervana International

・ Representative:Aaron Grieser 

・Website:https://id.beervana.asia/

 

 

【Product Information】

Far Yeast Tokyo White

Having won a gold medal in the “Asia Beer Championship 2020 – Saison category”, an international competition for craft beers from all over Asia, this saison style beer with a dry and sharp mouthfeel has been highly acclaimed worldwide. You can enjoy the fruity ester aroma and refreshing hop flavor.

Ingredients : barley malt, wheat malt, hop, wheat, sugar

ABV : 5.0%

Style : Saison

Brewery : Far Yeast Brewing Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Award : 

・Asia Beer Championship 2020 ”Saison” category – Gold medal

・GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION 2019 – 

”Belgium & French ale / Belgian wheat beer” category – Silver medal

・Japan Brewers Cup 2019 ”Wheat Beer” category – 2nd place

・Many other awards

 

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Golden ale with a surprisingly rich aroma derived from only the best seasonal hops. Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde got several awards including Japan Brewers Cup. 

Ingredients : barley malt, hop, sugar

ABV : 5.0%

Style : Golden ale

Brewery : Far Yeast Brewing Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Award : 

・Japan Brewers Cup2019  Second position(Pale ale / Golden ale category)

・International Beer Cup 2016 Bronze medal

・Many other awards

 

Far Yeast Tokyo IPA

Belgian IPA style beer with a gorgeous aroma from American hops and Belgian yeast.

Ingredients : barley malt, hop, sugar

ABV : 6.0%

Style : Belgian IPA

Brewery : Far Yeast Brewing Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Award :

・International Beer Cup 2018 Bronze medal

・International Beer Cup 2020 Bronze medal

 

【About FAR YEAST】

This beer is brewed in the headwaters of the Tama River, which flows through Tokyo, and is characterized by its gorgeous aroma and dry finish. The beers are packaged by the second fermentation method, so you can enjoy its flavor for a long time. We launched canned products in the spring of 2020 so that more people can enjoy the high quality taste of Far Yeast.

 

[About Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.]

“Democratizing beer” – Developed under the mission to, “ re-establish the diversity and abundance of true beer culture, which has sadly been hidden by relentless over-commercialisation.”

To achieve this goal, we enlist our Japanese flavored beer brand “Kagua,” Tokyo themed brand “Far Yeast,” and Innovative beer brand “Off Trail” to spread our distinctive beers to the world.

https://faryeast.com/

Company Profile

Company name Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.

Head office address 4341-1 Kosuge-mura,  Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Brewery address 4341 Kosuge-mura, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Representative Director Shiro Yamada

Founded September 7, 2011

Capital 64,975 thousand Japanese yen

Business Craft beer brewing, distribution sales. Restaurant management. URL https://faryeast.com

 

<Contact Information>

Far Yeast Brewing Company, Takuya Mizutome(Mr.)

  Mail:pr@faryeast.com   TEL:+81-70-3349-6990

 

Full of tropical flavors “Passion Haze”, brewed with used pesticide-free, off-spec passion fruit from Okinawa. Limited release from August 6 (Fri.)

Craft beer maker Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, Representative Director: Shiro Yamada) that has been introducing beers full of originality from Japan to the world, will release “Passion Haze”, a limited-edition beer made from pesticide-free passion fruit grown in Okinawa Prefecture, on Friday, August 6.

“Passion Haze” is a Hazy IPA*1 with passion fruit aromas and tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, and coconut, as well as citrus flavors. The tropical aroma is complemented by the tartness of the passion fruit for a refreshing aftertaste.

*1 What is a Hazy IPA?  Hazy IPA is a style defined as “Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale” in the Beer Style Guidelines by the U.S. Brewers Association. As the style name suggests, it focuses on bringing out the “juicy flavors” of the hops and is characterized by a cloudy appearance. Although it is a new beer style defined in 2018, it is popular among craft beer fans and is one of today’s most notable styles. 

“Passion Haze” was born out of a connection with Akemi Chinen of Akemi Farm, which takes pesticide-free cultivation seriously and farming passion fruit in Okinawa. In response to Ms. Chinen’s wish “through craft beer as an opportunity to introduce the passion fruit to people in Japan,”  we came up with an idea to brew a beer with passion fruit.  And, we aimed to convey the charm of the passion fruit with its gorgeous aroma and sweet-sour taste.

The passion fruits we used were delivered directly from the farm to our brewery, and after that, we carefully processed them all by hand and used plenty of them for brewing. With the tropical and juicy aroma in mind, we used three hops, Citra, Azacca, and Sabro, to create a Hazy IPA with the rich tropical aroma and sour taste of passion fruit.

Our head office and brewery are located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, well known as one of the largest Fruit-Producing prefectures in Japan. We are now focusing on brewing fruit beer. With respect to terroir, we are now putting effort into using fruits for our beer brewing.  Under the “Yamanashi Support Project” launched in 2020, we are brewing beer using fruits from Yamanashi Prefecture, such as peaches and grapes. Off Trail, a brand that uses a barrel-aging method to brew beer using microorganisms other than ordinary beer yeast, also produces beers with unique flavors blended with seasonal fruits such as mango, plum, and persimmon. We plan to continue delivering a variety of fruit beers that take advantage of regional characteristics.

 【Product Summary】

Product name: Passion Haze <Limited brew>

Release date: Friday, August 6th

Price: Open price

Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), hops, oats, sugars, passion fruit

ABV: 6.0%

Beer style: Fruited Hazy IPA 

Product Type: Happoshu 

Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 350ml can, 15L keg 

 

About Akemi Farm

Akemi Farm is run by Ms. Akemi Chinen in Yaese-cho, Okinawa Prefecture. Akemi moved to Okinawa at the same time as her marriage, and she took it as a chance to start a vegetable farming business. She started outdoor cultivation with fewer pesticides because she wanted to feed her children safe and secure food.  When she was looking for farm products that could be grown pesticide-free, she came across passion fruit pesticide-free cultivation in the prefecture. She decided to do it since she was looking for something unique to Okinawa and has been growing passion fruit in greenhouses without pesticides since 2018.

She has been producing passion fruit in greenhouses without pesticides since 2018, using organic fertilizers and enzymes, and taking measures against pests and crop diseases by hand.

 

For inquiry:vermilion-future7009@ezweb.ne.jp 


About Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.

“Democratizing beer” – Developed under the mission to, “ re-establish the diversity and abundance of true beer culture, which has sadly been hidden by relentless over-commercialisation.” To achieve this goal, we enlist our Japanese flavored beer brand “Kagua,” Tokyo-themed brand “Far Yeast,” and Innovative beer brand “Off Trail” to spread our distinctive beers to the world.

Far Yeast Brewing website: https://faryeast.com/

A marriage of hop-origin citrusy flavor and coffee flavor, plus the deep flavor from a barrel-aging. Off Trail Series Vol. 14, “Cyclocross Mocha IPA” On sale Thursday, July 29

Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd. will release Off Trail Cyclocross Mocha IPA to the general public on Thursday, July 29th, the official online as the 14th Off Trail, which has a brand concept of challenging innovative beer brewing. Pre-order sales will start at 13:00 on July 20th (Tuesday) at the store.

In November of 2019, we welcomed “Off Trail” into our brand portfolio as our third brand alongside “Far Yeast” and “KAGUA”. The name “Off Trail” is inspired by our aim to innovate and experiment with every batch to discover new recipes and chart undiscovered territory in brewing. These unique brews often contain region-specific specialties or seasonal fruits such as grapes and peaches and are aged in wood barrels that were previously used for wine, sake, or whiskey. 

The 14th edition of Off Trail Cyclocross Mocha IPA is a blend of Tokyo IPA aged in whiskey barrels and Strong Ale aged in wine barrels.

While retaining the hop-derived citrus aroma of the base beer, we have added the malty, fruity, sour, woody, rich tannin and a hint of caramel and whiskey complexity brought about by barrel aging. We added roasted coffee beans specially blended by BICYCLE COFFEE TOKYO and cacao nibs for sweetness to give it more depth and balance.  BICYCLE COFFEE TOKYO is a natural coffee roastery from the San Francisco Bay Area that we have collaborated with many times for our coffee beers.  You can enjoy the smooth and mellow-like chocolate mouthfeel and the aroma and flavor of coffee and chocolate.

<About BICYCLE COFFEE>

It was established in San Francisco Bay Area in 2009.The company’s business concept is “We roast quality coffee grown by sustainable farms and deliver it by bicycle.”  BICYCLE COFFEE autonomously provides top quality and sustainable, fair trade coffees to customers by bicycle. BICYCLE COFFEE TOKYO is a branch and has been since 2013.

http://www.sun-west.co.jp/bicyclecoffee

 

【Product summary】

Off Trail Cyclocross Mocha IPA    

 

Release date: Thursday, July 29th

Price: Open price

Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), hops, sugar, coffee beans, cacao nibs.

Style: Barrel-Aged IPA and Strong Ale with Cacao Nibs and Coffee Beans

ABV: 9.5%

Category: beer

Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 750ml bottle, 330ml bottle, 10L keg

Click here to purchase from the online store

The 4th NIGHT WATCH PROJECT, Dessert-like Hazy IPA again! “Strawberry Milkshake IPA” “Pudding Hazy IPA” will be released on Thursday, July 29th, at the same time

Craft beer maker Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, Representative Director: Shiro Yamada) that has been introducing beers full of originality from Japan to the world, will release the 4th “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT,” on Thursday, July 29th. The fourth installment is a combination of “Strawberry Milkshake IPA” and “Pudding Hazy IPA.”

The “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT” is a unique concept project launched at the end of 2019 by a group of beer lover professionals from various business fields such as fashion, graphic design, architecture, and beer brewing.  Following the second project, “Hotcake Hazy IPA” and “Marron Milk Shake IPA” plus the third “Peach Milk Parfait,” the fourth project is two kinds of new sensation dessert-like beer “Hazy IPA*1.”  

*1 What is a Hazy IPA?  Hazy IPA is a style defined as “Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale” in the Beer Style Guidelines by the U.S. Brewers Association. As the style name suggests, it focuses on bringing out the “juicy flavors” of the hops and is characterized by a cloudy appearance. Although it is a new beer style defined in 2018, it is popular among craft beer fans and is one of today’s most notable styles. It is sometimes referred to as New England IPA (NEIPA) or “Milkshake IPA.”

We used three types of citrusy hops for the base beer, mainly Cascade, Citra, and Comet. For dry-hopping, for the first time, we used French Barbe Rouge, which offers ripe red fruit flavors of currant, strawberry, and raspberry, and the addition of lactose gives the beer a milkshake-like tart mouthfeel. We further arranged this base beer in two different ways to complete two unique Hazy IPAs.

『Strawberry Milkshake IPA』

Since the base beer has a good enough hop-derived strawberry aroma, we aimed to reproduce the natural strawberry flavor with minimal fragrance. In addition, we used Hibiscus to give the beer a pink color and floral scent. Our Milk Shake IPA gives you aromas and flavors like the cute strawberries on the label design.

『Pudding Hazy IPA』

Pudding Hazy IPA is a dessert-like beer inspired by the “pastry beer “*2 popular in the U.S. 

Contrary to the aroma reminiscent of sweet pudding that makes you feel excited before drinking, the flavor is caramel with moderate bitterness. The sweetness is mild, and it is drinkable and with a good aftertaste.

*2 What is a “pastry beer”?

A generic term for beers with a rich, sweet, pastry-like flavor.

 

Strawberry Milkshake IPA” and “Pudding Hazy IPA” will go on sale in Japan nationwide on Thursday, July 29th, and the online store will start the pre-order sale at 13:00 on Tuesday, July 6th (The delivery will begin on Friday, July 16th).

 

【Product Summary

NIGHT WATCH PROJECT Strawberry Milkshake IPA<Limited brew>

Release date: Thursday, July 29th
Price: Open price
Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), lactose, oats, hops, sugars, hibiscus, flavorings.

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 15
Product Type: Happoshu (Malt usage ratio: more than 70%)
Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 350ml can, 15L keg 

 

NIGHT WATCH PROJECT Pudding Hazy IPA<Limited brew>

Release date: Thursday, July 29th
Price: Open price
Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), lactose, oats, hops, sugars, flavorings.

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 15
Product Type: Happoshu (Malt usage ratio: more than 70%)
Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 350ml can, 15L keg 

【About NIGHT WATCH PROJECT】

 

The core concept of this brand is “Craft Beer x Creativity x Entertainment.” We, Far Yeast Brewing, are in charge of brewing the beer and will provide an experience of surprise, excitement, and fun.

The first in this brand was, BIRTHDAY GREETING HAZY IPA, which took second place in the IPA category of the JAPAN BREWERS CUP in January 2020. 

About Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.

“Democratizing beer” – Developed under the mission to, “ re-establish the diversity and abundance of true beer culture, which has sadly been hidden by relentless over-commercialisation.”

To achieve this goal, we enlist our Japanese flavored beer brand “Kagua,” Tokyo-themed brand “Far Yeast,” and Innovative beer brand “Off Trail” to spread our distinctive beers to the world.