Far Yeast Brewing releases “Far Yeast Tokyo White”, “KAGUA ROUGE”, “KAGUA BLANC” in Finland

Far Yeast Brewing Co. (Head office: Kosuge, Yamanashi Prefecture; Representative Director: Shiro Yamada) will start selling its original “Far Yeast Tokyo White”, “Kagua Rouge”, and “Kagua Blanc” beers in the Finland market starting July 8th, 2021. 

In the Nordic countries such as Finland, there are many unique craft beer brands, and many people enjoy the unique taste and culture of craft beer, coupled with the rich culture and design typical of Scandinavia. Finland has a population of about 5.5 million, but as of 2019, there are approximately 100 microbreweries, which is about four times the number of microbreweries per capita in Japan.

Alcohol sales in Finland often have to meet the strict bidding standards of the distributor Alko. Therefore, Far Yeast Brewing will officially start selling in Finland from July 8th of this year after repeated preliminary consultations, with local partner, Vinic Oy, through processes such as sample inspection, product registration, bidding, etc. Product will be available from July 8th at the Alko online shop and Alko Stores.

・Alko Online shop : https://www.alko.fi/en/services-shopping/alko-online-shop

・Alko Stores list : https://www.alko.fi/en/shops-services

<Comments from Ms. Mirjami Luoto from local partner in Finland>

Vinic, a Finnish importer and agent of high-quality wines, spirits and craft beer, is pleased to announce an exclusivity agreement with Far Yeast Brewing company in the Finnish market. There is a large number of microbreweries and a strong craft beer culture in Finland but when it comes to Japanese beer, craft beers haven’t been introduced yet. The style that is well-known are the lighter, lager style Japanese beers. Beers with a distinctive, fresh design complementing and highlighting the Japanese origin. Carefully used Japanese flavours make these well-crafted beers very distinctive compared to the ones on the market currently. Vinic is proud to introduce three premium craft beers from the Tokyo-based Far Yeast Brewing that will be launched in the Finnish alcohol monopoly, Alko, on July 8th: 

  • Far Yeast Tokyo White
  • Kagua Blanc
  • Kagua Rouge

With the start of sales in Finland, our company will have sold its brand of beers in 24 different countries. We will continue to strive to deliver the high-quality taste of craft beer from Japan to the world.

 

【Local Partner in Finland】

・ Company: VINIC OY

・ Representative:Joni Luoto(Mr.)

・Website:https://www.vinic.fi/

【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

 

馨和 KAGUA ROUGE

KAGUA is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table. Kagua Rouge is a rich and full bodied Belgian-style ale with a flavor dof roasted malt and spicy SANSHO.

Ingredients : barley malt, hop, herb, beer yeasts 

ABV : 9.0%

Style : Belgian dark strong ale

Brewery : Brewery De Graal, Belgium

Award : 

・Hong Kong International Beer Award 2017 – First prize

・Hong Kong International Beer Award 2014 – First prize

・Hong Kong International Beer Award 2013 – First prize

 

 

馨和 KAGUA BLANC

KAGUA is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table. Kagua Blanc is a refreshing Belgian-style ale with a flavor of Yuzu and yeast-derived phenolic aroma.

Ingredients : barley malt, hop, herb, beer yeasts 

ABV : 8.0%

Style : Belgian dark strong ale

Brewery : Brewery De Graal, Belgium

Award : GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION GOLD 2019 Fruit & Spice ale / Belgium category Gold 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  KAGUA】

KAGUA is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table. KAGUA beer uses a rare method of incorporating Japanese herbs like Sansho pepper and Yuzu as brewing spices, an uncommon practice in the world. KAGUA pairs exceptionally well with Japanese delicacies such as sushi, tempura, unagi, sukiyaki and yakitori.

[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

 

“FAR YEAST TOKYO” Series Bottle Label Redesign

We are announcing the redesign of the bottle labels for our most popular “Far Yeast Tokyo” Series brand, launched in 2015. We will begin shipping out the newly redesigned labeled bottles, sequentially, from the beginning of July 2021.

The “Far Yeast Tokyo” Series is characterized by its high-quality, richly hop scented aroma. Our image of “Tokyo,” a city that is beautifully blended with tradition and cutting edge technology, and continues to change at high speeds on a daily basis. That very lively feeling is embodied in our beer. To simply put, our beer is alive and kept in a temperature-controlled condition without heat treatment.  By delivering it, we know that the particular “raw” charm that the beer originally has will surely satisfy both beer beginners and connoisseurs. In 2017, we set up a brewery at the headwaters of the Tama River, which is the water source of Tokyo, and, as a result, our ties with “Tokyo” became even more substantial. By unifying the series products with the design of the canned products released last year in 2020, we aim to spread product recognition among customers and to further improve the branding of the entire series. The right-pointing arrows indicate the direction of Tokyo as seen from Europe, the epicenter of beer culture. The simple yet stylish package design also expresses Tokyo with a sophisticated quality and vibrant feeling that continues to evolve each and every day. 

There is NO change in the beer style, raw materials, alcohol content, the format of LOT, price, JAN code, etc.

In addition, in order to deliver the newly designed labeled bottles to everyone as soon as possible, we have prepared a special box set of the “Far Yeast Tokyo” Series. The set will include nine newly designed labeled bottles and a pint glass with our original logo. It will be on sale in limited quantities from our online store at 13:00 (1:00 PM) on Thursday, July 1st. 

【Special Set】 Far Yeast New label bottles(9 bottles) with a pint glass(Free delivery charge)

Thank you for your continued support of both the bottled and canned “Far Yeast Tokyo” Series!

 

【Product Overview】

Product Name:Far Yeast Tokyo BLONDE

Golden ale with a surprisingly rich aroma derived from only the best seasonal hops.

  • Category:beer                    
  • Specification:330ml                        
  • Price: Open 
  • Ingredients: Malted barley (Manufactured outside Japan), hops, sugar              
  • ABV:5.0%                                        
  • IBU:35                                           
  • Style:Golden Ale

 

Product Name:Far Yeast Tokyo WHITE

A Saison style beer with a dry and sharp mouthfeel. Bountiful fruity ester aroma and refreshing hop flavor.

  • Category:Beer
  • Specification:330ml
  • Price: Open 
  • Ingredients: Malted barley (Manufactured outside of Japan), malted wheat, hops, wheat, sugar
  • ABV:5.0%
  • IBU:20
  • Style:Saison

 

Product Name :Far Yeast Tokyo IPA

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

  • Category:Beer
  • Specification:330ml
  • Price: Open 
  • Ingredients: Malted barley (Manufactured outside of  Japan), malted wheat, hops, sugar
  • ABV:6.0%
  • IBU:50
  • Style :Belgian IPA

 

 

 

 

The first time collaboration with Nara Brewing Co.! Using lime, refreshing perfect beer for summer, Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~ Limited release from Saturday, July 10th.

Far Yeast Brewing Co. (Head office: Kosuge, Yamanashi Prefecture; Representative Director: Shiro Yamada), a craft beer brewery that brings beer brimming with originality from Japan to the world will start selling its first collaboration beer “Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~” with Nara Brewing Co. (Nara City, Nara; Representative Director: Yasunori Namioka) will be available from Saturday July 10.

 Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~ is a refreshing summer beer brewed with lime. The slightly woody aroma of the lime is combined with the pine and citrus notes of the hops to create a silky smooth Hazy Sour Ale.

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Nara Brewery, one of the most popular breweries in Kansai. This is our first collaboration with Nara Brewery. The collaboration is to challenge the diversity of craft beer. In addition, we want to make Far Yeast Brewing’s beer available to craft beer fans not only in Yamanashi, where we are based, and the Tokyo and Kanto suburbs, but also in the Kansai region.

We have developed the recipe for Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~ by bringing together the experience and knowledge of Nara Brewing and ours in each respective field of expertise. Nara Brewing has experience brewing beer with lime and using PhillySour yeast, and we do brewing hop-forward beers, sour beers, and using aged hops.

This time, we paid particular attention to yeast. We used Philly Sour yeast, a new yeast product that both companies have been focusing on recently. Taking advantage of its ability to perform lactic acid fermentation and alcoholic fermentation simultaneously, we used the yeast to fulfill all primary fermentation to bring out the sourness. In addition, we focused on the farnesene* of the Willamette hop because of its hop-resistant yeast characteristics and emphasized the woody aroma derived from the hop. This beer is a complex combination of refreshing lime aroma, sour ale flavor, and rich hop flavor like Juicy IPA. It is a product that challenges the creation of a new aroma.

*What is farnesene?

It is one of the components in hop oil that brings a woody, herbal, and citrus aroma.

The name comes from the idea of “connecting the east and west of Japan with the beer” and the silky smoothness of this beer, just like the Silk Road, a historical trade route connecting the East and the West. The label was designed by Genki Kubo, who also creates labels for Nara Brewery’s products.  The label design by Genki Kubo, the label designer for Nara Brewing, softly expresses the freshness of experiencing a new alcoholic beverage, Hazy Sour, with a slightly surreal and mysterious world view.


 To meet many craft beer fans in the Kanto and Kansai regions and enjoy our various beer flavors, Nara Brewery will be releasing another collaboration product in August.

Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~ will go on sale on Saturday, July 10.

 【Products Overview

Name:Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~

Release date:Saturday July 1oth, 2021

Price:Open price.

Ingredients: Malt (foreign-manufactured), hops, Lime, Oats, sugars

ABV:4.5%

Product style: Fruited Sour Ale

Product type: Happou shu 

Brewery:Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Brewery (Kosuge village, Yamanashi pref.) 

Format: 350 ml CAN, 15 L SUS keg

 ■Online shop is from here: https://faryeast.stores.jp/ 

 【Nara Brewing】

Nara Brewing is a brewery in Nara City that started brewing in the summer of 2018. Nara Brewery’s motto is “Pleasuring beer selection.” The brewery has produced over 70 different beers delivered all over Japan, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. The taproom is open only on weekends, and you can enjoy a freshly brewed beer on the premises or take it away.

Nara Brewing Co. official website :https://narabrewing.com/

Brewed with luxurious 150kg of mangoes! The perfect fruit sour ale for hot summer days! Off Trail #13 “Mango Supercollider” on sale Friday, June 25

On Friday, June 25, Far Yeast Brewing released Off Trail Mango Supercollider, a barrel-aged golden sour ale as the 13th ​brand based on the concept of taking on the challenge of innovative beer.

Off Trail was born in November 2019 as the third brand following our two major brands, Far Yeast and KAGUA. Off Trail’s mission is to challenge viewer perception of craft beer and discover new possibilities in ingredients and processes. The name embodies the spirit of the project, conjuring the notion of forging a new path on an unpaved road, going Off Trail, rather than keeping to the beaten path of conventional brewing. Our aim is to brew unique beers using barrel-aging and blending techniques, wild yeasts and bacteria, and local ingredients to produce beers that are unique expressions of our region, resources, and creativity.

The base of the 13th edition of Off-Trail Mango Supercollider is made from four kettle-soured blonde ales fermented in oak barrels by Brettanomyces.

In addition, 150 kg of mangoes were used in the fermentation process to explore and impart “deliciousness particles” to the beer, which greatly enhanced the beer’s taste. During the centrifuge process of the brewing process, a part of yeast and large Mango pulp are carefully removed, but the “delicious particles” of the mangos are retained in the beer so that the beer has the texture and flavor of thick, luxurious mango juice. The funky aroma of Brettanomyces and clean lactic acid taste from the barrel aging that supports them emphasizes the Off Trail character.

The “Off Trail Mango Supercollider” went on sale nationwide on Friday, June 25.

【Product Specification】

Product name :Off Trail Mango Supercollider   

Sales start date: Friday, 25 June 2021

Price: Open price

Ingredients: Mango (made in the Philippines) Barley malts, Wheat malts, wheat, sugars, hops.

ABV: 6.5%

Item: Happoshu

Brewery: The head brewery of Far Yeast Brewing (Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture)

Specifications: 750ml bottle, 10L keg