Off Trail

Off Trail is the beer brand that challenges craft beer’s new possibilities by utilizing microorganisms other than common wild yeast and beer brewing yeast.
Off Trail = unpaved road
Off Trail is the beer project launched in 2019 to challenge craft beer’s new possibilities.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.
Well-crafted beer brewing with microorganisms
For Off Trail beers, we are particular about making beer using microorganisms other than brewer’s yeast, which are thoroughly washed through the modern beer brewing process. We are constantly trying to create a rich and complex aroma by utilizing various wild yeasts and microorganisms by the barrel aging method of aging beer in barrels used for wine, sake and whiskey.
Unique and non-reproducible beer
Each barrel-aged base beer has a unique character depending on the environment inside the barrel, and you will never encounter the same taste again. Local specialties such as fruits and spices can be blended with each beer, and different kinds of base beers can be also blended together. The chemical reactions that occur in nature give us new surprises everytime we brew Off Trail beer.
Off Trail
#8 Percinnamon
Bright bursts of orange fruit is a telltale sign of late autumn in Kosuge.
Percinnamon’s alluring aroma invites you in with a pop of cinnamon spice followed by deep notes of rich caramel, dried apricots, and raisins. The first sip reveals flavors of dried persimmons, chocolate, cinnamon spice, and barrel tannin in its full bodied, warm embrace. Percinnamon is the Off trail 1 year anniversary beer.
#7 Traverse
The ingredients for "Traverse" had to travel to Japan from the far corners of the globe, such as hops from New Zealand, malts from Belgium and Germany, yeasts from America, barrels from France. Traverse's Tangerine, White Grape, and Tropical Fruit aromas combine with the gentle sourness, bretty funk, and oak aged goodness of the base beer to take you on a flavor journey across the world. Special collaboration with West Coast Brewing.
#6 Ume-kin’ Me Crazy!
The beer is brewed with Japanese Ume harvested down the road from Far Yeast’s Genryu Brewery in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture. Ume-kin' Me Crazy! is a beer with various characters, including a mellow plum aroma, soft tannins from the barrel aging, and an aroma reminiscent of marzipan, a Middle Eastern pastry made from almonds.
#5 Saigon Fervor
Collaboration with our friends at Heart of Darkness in Ho Chi Mihn, Vietnam.
We added passion fruits harvested in Vietnam to "Saigon Passion", a collaboration beer also with "Heart of Darkness", then aged it in the barrel used for Japanese sake before. As a result of aging, it brings the refreshing acidity of passion fruit and the aroma of oak barrel tannins are mixed to create a fruity barrel aged sour ale with a mellow acidity and complex taste.
#4 Oath of the peach garden
To complete "Oath of the peach garden", we blended three kinds of beers, "Peach Weiß'' collaboration beer with Yatsugatake Brewery in Japan , "Japanese Grape Saison'' collaboration beer with "Edge Brewing Project'' in Australia and our flagship beer, Tokyo White with osmanthus. After blending these beers, it has been aged in the wooden barrel used for whiskey and wine making for up to 18 months. The beer has a light taste with a gentle acidity and floral aroma.
#3 Aspire to Grapeness
We added a certain amount of Muscat Bailey A to "Japanese Grape Saison", which is our limited beer using two kinds of Japanese local wine grapes, Koshu and Muscat Bailey A. Then this blend has been aged in the barrel used for wine and whiskey making for 3 months. The complex aroma and acidity brewed in wine barrels and whiskey barrels give a sense of light body red wine.
#2 3 Funkeys
We blended three kinds of base beers to complete "3 Funkeys". One had a Cherry pie-like aroma, another had a smoky flavor profile, and the third was well rounded and full of oak tannins. By blending these three beers together each characteristic found its place with the others, resulting in a well-balanced, complex Strong Ale.
#1 Ginspiration
"Ginspiration" is the 1st release in Offtrail lineup. "Ginspiration" was made by pickling juniper berries generally used for gin making and aging them in wooden barrels. The herbal aroma of juniper berries combined with the IPA's citrus peel-like bitterness creates a deep flavor.