I think the only Japanese beer I've had is Kirin Ichiban. It was like if the main stream American beers (Bud, Miller, etc...) were actually semi-competent.
Convinced some craft beers are "just because we could".
Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale. Brewed with pumpkin, roasted and raw pumpkin seeds, and spiced with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. 6.7% ABV. Very drinkable, and my favorite (by a tiny bit) of the pumpkins so far.
1) Elysian Night Owl
2) Southern Tier Pumking
3) Elysian Great Pumpkin
4) Elysian Punuccino
When it's sane enough to do happy hour out, it's usually at a bar/restaurant with food. Someday again.
Yeah the craft beers I posted earlier are $3.50 USD on happy hour.
Beer cocktail, is around $12 USD hazy IPA 6.8%, double shot of tequila, lime juice.
It's about a pint in size as well so it's about 5-6 standard drinks.
Wasn't a bad birthday present.
Elysian Dark O' The Moon Pumpkin Stout. Chocolatey with a touch of cinnamon - 7.5% ABV. If you want something that's like drinking a chocolate-pumpkin shake beer, this might be the top of the ones I've tried so far -- for me it's the first one I would pass on, too sweet.
Budweiser is about as sweet as I want a beer.
Krombacher is slightly sweet with more flavour than Bud.
Your tastes in craft are a bit more exotic than mine. If the beer is to fruity or sweat you've done something wrong.