Craft beer brewery 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, announced the general release of a collaboration beer Far Yeast DOBUROKU Wheat Ale with WAKAZE Corporation, which has its head office in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, and Representative Director Takuma Inagawa, who operates the Craft Sake Brewery named Sangenjaya Brewery in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Far Yeast DOBUROKU Wheat Ale, a doburoku-inspired wheat ale, will be released on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
■The second collaboration with WAKAZE, a craft SAKE brewer
This beer will be the first mutual collaboration brew with WAKAZE, which produces a wide variety of SAKE to realize “Changing Sake to a global drink!”
The first collaboration will be Far Yeast Brewing providing the technology to brew Sancha Sumi Sake Anko Stout at WAKAZE Sangenjaya Brewery as a SAKE that incorporates stout, a beer style, in its conception and has released by WAKAZE on February 16, 2022.
For the second collaboration, Far Yeast Brewing brewed a SAKE-style beer at its head brewery using the same white Kouji; malted rice, used in WAKAZE.
This genre-defying collaboration between sake and beer will deliver even more diversity and freedom in the appeal of alcoholic beverages.
■Smooth mouthfeel and refreshing ginjo aroma produced by Sake yeast
It was brewed using “Tsuyahime (rice)” and “Shiro Koji” used at WAKAZE as ingredients. Our brewer has long wanted to brew a beer using koji. This collaboration has resulted in a wheat ale reminiscent of doburoku, one of WAKAZE’s most distinctive products.
The malt used is a high percentage of wheat, giving it a smooth mouthfeel. Unlike the Hazy IPA style beers currently popular in the craft beer scene, which emphasize the hop aroma upfront, this wheat ale has a refreshing aroma that blends the gentle ginjo aroma of SAKE with the flavor of wheat.
Far Yeast DOBUROKU Wheat Ale will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 26, and be available for pre-sale on the online store from Tuesday, March 22. In April, to commemorate the collaboration with WAKAZE, “Sancha Sumi Sake Anko Stout” and “Far Yeast DOBUROKU Wheat Ale” will be available at WAKAZE TOKYO, WAKAZE’s directly managed interactive restaurant, and Far Yeast Tokyo Brewery & Grill, Far Yeast Brewing’s direct operated restaurant. DOBUROKU Wheat Ale and the food that goes with each will be offered as a unique pairing.
Far Yeast DOBUROKU Wheat Ale
Release date： Saturday, March 26th, 2022
Price： Open price.
Ingredients: Wheat malt (German-manufactured), Barry Malt (German-manufactured and Belgian-manufactured), rice, Shiro-koji, hops, sugars, enzyme.
Beer Style: Rice&Wheat SAKE Ale
Product type: Happoushu
Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu Brewery at Kosuge village, Yamanashi.
WAKAZE Co., Ltd. is a start-up company established in 2016. The company was founded in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, with the goal of “Changing Sake to a global drink. The phrase “Change Sake to a global drink.” is that expresses the company’s aspiration to create a world where SAKE is made and consumed all over the world. In July 2018, it established the Sangenjaya Brewery in Sangenjaya, Tokyo, and in November 2019, the KURA GRAND PARIS brewery in the suburbs of Paris, France. https://www.wakaze-store.com