The International Beer Cup 2022 was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Ota-ku, Tokyo, and Far Yeast Brewing’s “Far Yeast Peach Haze” won the Silver Award in the fruits beer category. Off Trail Ume-kin’Me Crazy! 2022″ won the Bronze Award in the Wood-and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category, and “Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel 2022” won the Silver Award in the Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer category.
About The International Beer Cup
The International Beer Cup is a beer competition organized by the Japan Craft Beer Association and has been held annually since 1996. (Prior to 2013, it was called the International Beer Competition.) Although the competition is held in Japan, it is not only limited to domestic and microbrewed beers, but also includes beers from outside of Japan as well
【About the award-winning beers】
Far Yeast’s seasonal summer staple. It is the most popular product of the “Yamanashi Support Project”, a project to promote the charms of Yamanashi through beer. This Hazy-style fruit pale ale is made with peaches from Peach Senka Yamashita, a peach farmer in Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture.
A barrel-aged strong ale brewed with hand-picked plums in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, where the brewery is located, in collaboration with a business that works to restore, manage and utilize farmland in the village under the theme “Terroir Kosuge.
A collaboration with Culmination Brewing, a brewery based in Portland, Oregon, this barrel-aged sour ale was first released in 2019 and has since gone on to win various medals in international competitions. It is a product that is gaining worldwide recognition.