Full of tropical flavors “Passion Haze”, brewed with used pesticide-free, off-spec passion fruit from Okinawa. Limited release from August 6 (Fri.)

Craft beer maker 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, will release “Passion Haze”, a limited-edition beer made from pesticide-free passion fruit grown in Okinawa Prefecture, on Friday, August 6.

“Passion Haze” is a Hazy IPA*1 with passion fruit aromas and tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, and coconut, as well as citrus flavors. The tropical aroma is complemented by the tartness of the passion fruit for a refreshing aftertaste.

*1 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. 

“Passion Haze” was born out of a connection with Akemi Chinen of Akemi Farm, which takes pesticide-free cultivation seriously and farming passion fruit in Okinawa. In response to Ms. Chinen’s wish “through craft beer as an opportunity to introduce the passion fruit to people in Japan,”  we came up with an idea to brew a beer with passion fruit.  And, we aimed to convey the charm of the passion fruit with its gorgeous aroma and sweet-sour taste.

The passion fruits we used were delivered directly from the farm to our brewery, and after that, we carefully processed them all by hand and used plenty of them for brewing. With the tropical and juicy aroma in mind, we used three hops, Citra, Azacca, and Sabro, to create a Hazy IPA with the rich tropical aroma and sour taste of passion fruit.

Our head office and brewery are located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, well known as one of the largest Fruit-Producing prefectures in Japan. We are now focusing on brewing fruit beer. With respect to terroir, we are now putting effort into using fruits for our beer brewing.  Under the “Yamanashi Support Project” launched in 2020, we are brewing beer using fruits from Yamanashi Prefecture, such as peaches and grapes. Off Trail, a brand that uses a barrel-aging method to brew beer using microorganisms other than ordinary beer yeast, also produces beers with unique flavors blended with seasonal fruits such as mango, plum, and persimmon. We plan to continue delivering a variety of fruit beers that take advantage of regional characteristics.

 【Product Summary】

Product name: Passion Haze <Limited brew>

Release date: Friday, August 6th

Price: Open price

Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), hops, oats, sugars, passion fruit

ABV: 6.0%

Beer style: Fruited Hazy IPA 

Product Type: Happoshu 

Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 350ml can, 15L keg 

 

About Akemi Farm

Akemi Farm is run by Ms. Akemi Chinen in Yaese-cho, Okinawa Prefecture. Akemi moved to Okinawa at the same time as her marriage, and she took it as a chance to start a vegetable farming business. She started outdoor cultivation with fewer pesticides because she wanted to feed her children safe and secure food.  When she was looking for farm products that could be grown pesticide-free, she came across passion fruit pesticide-free cultivation in the prefecture. She decided to do it since she was looking for something unique to Okinawa and has been growing passion fruit in greenhouses without pesticides since 2018.

She has been producing passion fruit in greenhouses without pesticides since 2018, using organic fertilizers and enzymes, and taking measures against pests and crop diseases by hand.

 

For inquiry:vermilion-future7009@ezweb.ne.jp 


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.

Far Yeast Brewing website: https://faryeast.com/

The 4th NIGHT WATCH PROJECT, Dessert-like Hazy IPA again! “Strawberry Milkshake IPA” “Pudding Hazy IPA” will be released on Thursday, July 29th, at the same time

Craft beer maker 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, will release the 4th “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT,” on Thursday, July 29th. The fourth installment is a combination of “Strawberry Milkshake IPA” and “Pudding Hazy IPA.”

The “NIGHT WATCH PROJECT” is a unique concept project launched at the end of 2019 by a group of beer lover professionals from various business fields such as fashion, graphic design, architecture, and beer brewing.  Following the second project, “Hotcake Hazy IPA” and “Marron Milk Shake IPA” plus the third “Peach Milk Parfait,” the fourth project is two kinds of new sensation dessert-like beer “Hazy IPA*1.”  

*1 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.”

We used three types of citrusy hops for the base beer, mainly Cascade, Citra, and Comet. For dry-hopping, for the first time, we used French Barbe Rouge, which offers ripe red fruit flavors of currant, strawberry, and raspberry, and the addition of lactose gives the beer a milkshake-like tart mouthfeel. We further arranged this base beer in two different ways to complete two unique Hazy IPAs.

『Strawberry Milkshake IPA』

Since the base beer has a good enough hop-derived strawberry aroma, we aimed to reproduce the natural strawberry flavor with minimal fragrance. In addition, we used Hibiscus to give the beer a pink color and floral scent. Our Milk Shake IPA gives you aromas and flavors like the cute strawberries on the label design.

『Pudding Hazy IPA』

Pudding Hazy IPA is a dessert-like beer inspired by the “pastry beer “*2 popular in the U.S. 

Contrary to the aroma reminiscent of sweet pudding that makes you feel excited before drinking, the flavor is caramel with moderate bitterness. The sweetness is mild, and it is drinkable and with a good aftertaste.

*2 What is a “pastry beer”?

A generic term for beers with a rich, sweet, pastry-like flavor.

 

Strawberry Milkshake IPA” and “Pudding Hazy IPA” will go on sale in Japan nationwide on Thursday, July 29th, and the online store will start the pre-order sale at 13:00 on Tuesday, July 6th (The delivery will begin on Friday, July 16th).

 

【Product Summary

NIGHT WATCH PROJECT Strawberry Milkshake IPA<Limited brew>

Release date: Thursday, July 29th
Price: Open price
Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), lactose, oats, hops, sugars, hibiscus, flavorings.

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 15
Product Type: Happoshu (Malt usage ratio: more than 70%)
Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 350ml can, 15L keg 

 

NIGHT WATCH PROJECT Pudding Hazy IPA<Limited brew>

Release date: Thursday, July 29th
Price: Open price
Ingredients: malted barley(foreign-manufactured), lactose, oats, hops, sugars, flavorings.

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 15
Product Type: Happoshu (Malt usage ratio: more than 70%)
Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing, Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Specification: 350ml can, 15L keg 

【About NIGHT WATCH PROJECT】

 

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. 

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.

 

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/

“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.