“DAB CBD Hazy IPA” and “Peach Milk Parfait,” the third of “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT,” two melt-in-your-mouth Hazy IPAs for relaxing time on sale!

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, released “DAB CBD Hazy IPA” and “Peach Milk Parfait” on Friday, May 28, as the third installment of its “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT.”

 The “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT” is a project launched at the end of 2019 by a group of professionals in various fields who love craft beer, including brewers, fashion, graphic and architectural designers.

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. 

The 3rd is two beers, “CBD Hazy IPA” and “Peach Milk Parfait,” which are “Hazy IPAs*” characterized by a melt-in-your-mouth feel created by the abundant use of hops and lactose.

“DAB CBD Hazy IPA” is a beer made with CBD, an ingredient that has become a big hit in the U.S. health and beauty industry in recent years, and “Peach Milk Parfait” has a pleasant peach aroma with hops. Both are perfect for a relaxing time, and each has its unique flavor you can enjoy.  “DAB CBD Hazy IPA” is a beer made with CBD, an ingredient that has recently become a big hit in the U.S. health and beauty industry, and “Peach Milk Parfait” has a pleasant peach aroma with hops. Both are perfect for relaxing time, and each has its unique flavor.

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.”

■『DAB CBD Hazy IPA』

We brewed this CBD-infused HAZY IPA with plenty of hops and lactose and aimed for a comfortable sweetness, a melt-in-your-mouth feel, and a gorgeous citrus aroma.

“Contains 20mg CBD per can!”

In addition to the pleasant aroma and flavor of hops, this product contains CBD, an ingredient expected to have a relaxing effect.

■『Peach Milk Parfait』

The “Peach Milkshake IPA” is brewed with lots of hops and lactose. and is finished off with carefully selected two kinds of peach flavouring, giving the beer a pleasant peach aroma with a gorgeous aroma of hops.

“CBD Hazy IPA” and “Peach Milk Parfait” are available at liquor stores and bars, restaurants nationwide. Due to this is a small batch brew, not available on the Web Store.

【Products Overview】

Name:DAB CBD Hazy IPA<Limited brew>

Release date:Friday May 28th, 2021

Price:Open price.

Ingredients: Malt (foreign-manufactured), oats, lactose, hops, sugars, CBD

ABV:6.5%

IBU:15

Product type: Happou shu (Malt rate more than 70%) 

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

Format: 350 ml CAN, 15 L SUS keg

 Name : Peach Milk Parfait <Limited brew> 

Release date:Friday May 28th, 2021

Price:Open price.

Ingredients: Malt (foreign-manufactured), oats, lactose, hops, sugars, flavoring

ABV:6.5%

IBU:15

Product type: Happou shu (Malt rate more than 70%) 

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

Format: 350 ml CAN, 15 L SUS keg

 

The fifth collaboration beer with Fukuoka Beer Sonic Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager limited release on Fri 18, June!

Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager, the fifth in the WESTBOUND series of beers created in collaboration with BEERSONIC, a craft beer specialty store in Fukuoka, will go on sale Friday 18th June. 

 We collaborated with BEERSONIC, an indie liquor store that brings together craft beer and various cultures in Fukuoka, at our directly managed Fukuoka store BEERHOLIC, which opened last year. The WESTBOUND series of collaborative beers will include Far Yeast WESTBOUND SESSION IPA and Far Yeast WESTBOUND Session IPA 2nd in 2018, Far Yeast WESTBOUND 3rd Brut IPA in 2019, and Far Yeast WESTBOUND 3rd Brut IPA in January 2021. In January 2021, we will brew the Far Yeast WESTBOUND 4th India Pale Lager, and so far, we have brewed four limited-edition beers.

 The fifth in the series, “Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager,” is a re-brew of “WESTBOUND 4th India Pale Lager,” the first lager style brewed in-house, which was released in January 2021 to great acclaim. 

We used five types of hops, including the Nelson Sauvin and Lemon Drop hops that have been used throughout the Westbound series, and we brewed it to be clean and drinkable rather than only making it have a flashy hops character. 

The alcohol content of The 5th India Pale Ale is 4.8%, which is a little lower than most lager-style beers, and it is a drinkable beer with a refreshing citrus taste and crispness. It can easily go well with meals and can be enjoyed in a wide range of scenes. 

The can’s package design is an original design by Toyameg, a pop artist from Fukuoka, Japan, who has collaborated with other Japanese artists and brands.

Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager is scheduled to arrive at liquor stores and restaurants nationwide from Fri, 18 June. The online pre-orders will be started at 13:00 on Tuesday, 25 May, and shipments will begin on Friday, 11 June.

 【Product Overview】

Name:Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager

Release date:Friday June 18th, 2021

Price:500 Yen, excl. tax.

Ingredients: Malt, hops.

ABV:4.8%

Style:India Pale Lager

Product type: Beer

Brewery:Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Brewery 

Format:350ml CAN, 15L SUS keg

About BEERSONIC

Since April 2017, BEERSONIC has been hosting events in various places such as cafes, galleries, apparel stores, and public baths around Fukuoka City based on the part of the resident house where they are licensed to sell alcohol under the theme of “Let the hops work.”

In April 2018, with the release of “Far Yeast WESTBOUND Session IPA,” BEERSONIC opened a bottle shop in the four tsubos with a standing bar in Takasago, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City.

In May 2020, a bottle store opened alongside Far Yeast Brewing’s third directly managed store, BEERHOLIC, which opened near Ohori Park in Fukuoka City’s Chuo Ward. In addition to selling craft beer, the company is also proposing a quality life with beer.

 

The fifth edition of the Yamanashi Support Project for revitalizing Yamanashi with beer. Far Yeast Brewing × Yatsugatake Brewery Collaboration “Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß” made of plenty of peach blossoms and flesh of peach from Yamanashi Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß will be on sale on Friday, June 4th.

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, has announced the fifth installment of the “Yamanashi Support Project” to liven up Yamanashi Prefecture with beer: “Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß.” This beer is a collaboration beer with Yatsugatake Brewery (Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture), using peach blossoms and flesh from the peach farmer “Peach Senka Yamashita” (Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Representative Director: Kazuko Yamashita).  The limited brewing of “Peach Flower Weiß” will be on sale to the general public on Friday, June 4, and will be available for pre-order at the online store from Tuesday, May 18 at 13:00.

■The popular peach beer is back for the Yamanashi Support Project!

In October 2020, we moved the head office function from Shibuya to Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, where the brewery is located, further deepening cooperation with agricultural producers and business persons in Yamanashi Prefecture. The Yamanashi Support Project started in July 2020, before the relocation of the head office, with the desire to revitalize local industries through beer brewing using products produced in the prefecture.

Until now, “PEACH HAZE” using peaches from Yamanashi City, “Ume-kin’Me Crazy!” Using plums from Kosuge Village, “GRAPEVINE” using grapes from Nirasaki City, “Omoiro Tomato Ale” using tomatoes from Hokuto City.  So far, a total of four types of beers have been released in this project.  We have been sending out the charm of Yamanashi with beer to our society. 

■Collaboration with Yatsugatake Brewery in Yamanashi Prefecture

 This limited edition beer is a collaboration beer with Yatsugatake Brewery in Yamanashi Prefecture. In 2018, we also released a limited collaboration beer with Yatsugatake Brewery, “Far Yeast Peach Weiß,” based on their beer Weiß’s recipe and using peaches from Yamashita’s Peach Senka. This time, the company also supported our Yamanashi Support Project, and we were able to brew “Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß” with a new recipe. 

In April of this year, the staff of our Genryu Brewery and members of the Yatsugatake Brewery visited the peach fields of Yamashita, a peach specialty farm. And we helped pick and pollinate the peach flowers. We used the pick peach flowers for this brew. The fruity peaches gave a floral aroma to complete the fragrant fruity beer.

■Brewed with peaches harvested at Peach Senka Yamashita 

 Peach Senka Yamashita’s farm has its farm on the south slope overlooking the Kofu basin. It is a perfect environment where you can fully receive the blessings of the sun. It grows delicious peaches using its carefully selected farming methods that utilize the power of nature.

It is also focusing on the sixth industrialization. It uses the disqualified peach due to some scratches or lousy shape as a raw material for processing juice and gelato and sells them at “Peach Farm Cafe La Pesca” operated in its premises and is gaining popularity.

This time, we had you agree with our desire to continue the Yamanashi support project this year, and Peach Senka Yamashita had you divide a part of the processing peaches that it planned to use for its project.  We used 500 kg of processed peaches and purees harvested in 2020 and stored frozen for brewing.

Starting with this “Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß,” with the full cooperation of Yamanashi, a peach specialist, we plan to release three types of products using its peaches as a Yamanashi support project this year.

The fruity and floral flavor

Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß is made with an abundance of peach blossoms and fruit. The hops used are Talus, the latest variety with a floral aroma, and El Dorado, which has a stone fruit flavor.

The result is a luxurious drink with a floral and fruity aroma and taste.

 The limited brewing of “Peach Flower Weiß” will be on sale to the general public on Friday, June 4, and will be available for pre-order at the online store from Tuesday, May 18 at 13:00.

We will continue to work with agriculture producers and business persons in Yamanashi Prefecture to bring you various “Made in Yamanashi” beers.

【Product Overview】

Name:Far Yeast Peach Flower Weiß

Release date:Friday June 6th, 2021

Price:Open price.

Ingredients: Peach (produced in Yamanashi city, Yamanashi pref. ) Malt, hops, sugar, peach flower.

ABV:5.7%

Style:Fruited Weiss

Product type: Happou shu (Malt rate more than 25% less than 50%) 

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

Format: 350 ml CAN, 15 L SUS keg

 

◆ Links to the online stores are below.  

 >Peach Flower Weiß  bundle of 6 cans

 >Peach Flower Weiß  bundle of 12 cans

◆For the information about Yamanashi Support Project, please click here 

A beer inspired by a raspberry chocolate opera cake! Off Trail #12 “Framboise D’Été” released on Friday, May 28

Far Yeast Brewing Co. (Head office: Kosuge, Yamanashi Prefecture; Representative Director: Shiro Yamada), proudly released “Off Trail Framboise D’Été” , the twelfth release from its innovative Off Trail brand.  “Off Trail Framboise D’Été” is a barrel-aged stout (Specially blended with Strong Ale flavored by Red Raspberries, Cacao Nibs, and Cinnamon) with a rich, opera-cake-like flavor and fruity raspberries. “Off Trail Framboise D’Été” was released on Friday, May 28.

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. 

For the 12th edition of Off Trail Framboise D’Été, we aimed to create the flavor of the aromatic and sweet-sour “Opera Framboise” (raspberry chocolate opera cake), one of the French pastries of the season.

The stout, aged for 14 months in whiskey barrels, underwent a second fermentation with plenty of raspberries and cocoa nibs and was blended with the strong ale aged in wine barrels for an extended period of 27 months and cinnamon added as a finishing touch.

The result is a beautiful cake-like dessert beer that combines the complex flavor of a barrel-aged stout with the fruity aroma of raspberries, the refined taste of chocolate, the sweetness of malt, and a hint of cinnamon. 

In French, “Framboise” means raspberry and “d’été” means “summer”.

It is inspired by the rich taste of opera cake, but raspberries’ fruity and sour taste is pushed to the front to perfectly match the upcoming season.

『Framboise DʼEté』released on Friday, May 28th. 

【Product Overview】

Name:Off Trail Framboise DʼE

Release date:Friday May 28th, 2021

Price:Open price.

Ingredients: Malt (produced in overseas), raspberry, Oats, sugar, barley, hops, cocoa nibs, cinnamon

Style:Barrel Aged Stout and Strong Ale with Red Raspberries, Cacao Nibs, and Cinnamon

ABV:9.2%

Product type: Happou shu (Malt rate more than 50%) 

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

Format: 750ml bottle, 330 ml bottle, 10 L SUS keg

 

Livening up Yamanashi Prefecture with beer “Yamanashi Support Project” Part4 Beer brewed with Tomatoes from Hokuto City in Yamanashi. 「Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale」 Will be on sale on Sunday April 27th 2021.

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, has announced the fourth installment of the “Yamanashi Support Project” to liven up Yamanashi Prefecture with beer: “Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale.” This Tomato Ale is brewed with “Omoiro” tomatoes from Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture. 

 

■The latest addition to the Yamanashi Support Project is Vegetable Ale made with tomatoes from Hokuto City.

 In October 2020, we moved our headquarters from Shibuya, Tokyo, to Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, where our head brewery is located. Since then, we have been working more closely with agricultural producers and other companies in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The “Yamanashi Support Project” was launched in July 2020, even before the relocation, to revitalize the local industry through brewing beer using locally produced products in Yamanashi.

The 1st Yamanashi Support Project was “PEACH HAZE” using peaches from Yamanashi City. The 2nd was “Ume-kin’ Me Crazy!” using plums produced in Kosuge Village, where Far Yeast is located. And the 3rd was “GRAPEVINE” using grapes from Nirasaki City. Using agricultural products grown in Yamanashi Prefecture as ingredients for beer, we have been sending the appeal of Yamanashi Prefecture to people.

The 4th beer, Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale, is made from “Omoiro Tomatoes” produced by Lycoper Corporation, an agricultural production corporation located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. We used the Omoiro Tomato Juice, which was nearing its expiration date and could no longer be saleable, as an ingredient in the beer and has been given a new lease of life becoming the beer. 

■Utilization of tomato juice inventory generated by the Corona disaster

  ”Omoiro Tomato” is Lycoper’s original brand name, named after the Japanese traditional color “OMOIIRO” and the desire to produce delicious tomatoes, which can be expressed as “OMOI” in Japanese.

The farm where the tomatoes are grown has some of the best sunshine hours in Japan and a temperature difference between day and night that is unique to the highlands, making it ideal for tomato cultivation, resulting in high-quality tomatoes a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. As a result, it produces high-quality tomatoes with a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. 

Lycoper used these “Omoiro Tomatoes” to make a thick, additive-free tomato juice without using any water, salt, or sugar. The product had been well received, but due to the COVIT-19 last year, the number of sales dropped drastically, and Lycoper had a lot of juice in stock that would expire in June 2021.

During this time, we met Lycoper, which had connections as local Yamanashi companies in the prefecture, and proposed the project to them, which led to this collaboration. Then, Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale, the first beer to use vegetables in the Yamanashi Support Project, was born.  We used approximately 500 liters of Omoiro Tomato Juice for the brewing of Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale. 

The grassy flavor, sourness, and deliciousness of the tomatoes are emphasized with celery, Citra hops, kelp, and basil. At the same time, citrus-flavored coriander and many spices are added to create a deep-flavored vegetable cocktail.

■The first release will be in Yamanashi Prefecture!

Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale was brewed for this year’s first-time Support Yamanashi Project. 

To celebrate the release of this beer, we will hold events at two venues in Yamanashi Prefecture on Saturday 8th and Sunday, May 9. Two event venues are Four Hearts Cafe (Kofu City) and Craft Hop Stand (Yamanashi City).

Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale will be on tap, and the second “Ume-kin’ Me Crazy!” and the third “GRAPEVINE” will be on tap at both restaurants at the same time. Everyone, please come to the event, try beers, then compare the past products of the Yamanashi Support Project.

Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 21, and our online store will start pre-order sale from 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27.

We continue to work with producers and other companies in Yamanashi Prefecture to bring you various “Made in Yamanashi” beers.

【Product Overview】

Name:Far Yeast Omoiro Tomato Ale

Release date:Fri May 21st, 2021

Price:Open Price

Ingredients: Tomato (made in Hokuto Yamanashi), Malt, sugar, spices, kelp

ABV:5.0%

Style:Vegetable Ale with Spices

Product type:Happoshu (Malts content 25~50%)

Brewery:Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Brewery 

Format:350ml CAN, 15L SUS keg

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【Suggestion of an alternative better way of drinking】

We recommend drinking it “snow style,” with the rim of the glass decorated with salt, like a cocktail as well. You can enjoy the change in flavor by drinking it with salt.