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Japas Cervejaria

Maíra Kimura, Yumi Shimada, Fernanda Ueno and Tania Matsuoka are four Brazilian ‘Sansei’ (Third generation Japanese who were born in a new country of residence). Their first beer, ‘Wasabiru’ - an APA with Wasabi - was launched in 2014. Since then the four talented brewers presented numerous beers, all of which are brewed with Japanese inspiration and ingredients. Paving the way for women in the beer industry, their unique, exotic and delicious beers are on a constant rise, with ‘Japas’ already a familiar name in the thriving craft beer scene in Brazil.

Japas Cervejaria

Japas Cervejaria
Japas Cervejaria
Japas Cervejaria

Matsurika
Bohemian Pilsner with Jasmine Flowers

Matsurika
Bohemian Pilsner with Jasmine Flowers

One of the highlights of Japanese cuisine is the tea. And one of the most delicate and flavorful teas is made using the Jasmine petals, called Matsurika in Japan. We added these petals to the recipe of a Pilsen, a soft and delicate beer, bringing Jasmine notes to the aroma and palate.

5% ABV

Oishii
Belgian Witbier with Ginger

Oishii
Belgian Witbier with Ginger

An ingredient of unmistakable flavor, ginger is highly popular in Japanese cuisine. Along with orange peels, it gives a special, soft touch to our Witbier. The name means "yummy" in Japanese, and we made it super tasty, causing the drinker to exclaim an "Oishii" at the end of each sip.

4.7% ABV

Neko
American IPA

Neko
American IPA

Do you know what Maneki Neko is? One of the Japan’s most famous amulets, the “lucky cat” has several meanings; for example: with the left paw raised it brings customers, with the right paw raised it brings fortune. It adds a new ingredient to this recipe: luck! Think of a good thing and take a sip of this deliciously citrusy IPA. Feeling lucky? ;)

5.7% ABV

Nama Biiru
Super Dry Rice Lager

Nama Biiru
Super Dry Rice Lager

At the end of the day, when Japanese factories and offices begin to empty, it is the Izakayas - Japanese pubs - that are full. And, in all of them, one request is certain: Nama Biiru, which means “live/raw beer”, that is, unpasteurized and ultra fresh. Our Nama Biiru is crisp, dry, delicate and extremely refreshing, as if it had been taken directly from the tap. With a delicious combination of Sorachi Ace and Lemondrop hops, this canned draft beer will surprise you.

4.9% ABV

Yuzu Nama Biiru
Super Dry Rice Lager with Yuzu

Yuzu Nama Biiru
Super Dry Rice Lager with Yuzu

At the end of the day, when Japanese factories and offices begin to empty, it is the Izakayas - Japanese pubs - that are full. And, in all of them, one request is certain: Nama Biiru, which means “live/raw beer”, that is, unpasteurized and ultra fresh. Our Nama Biiru is crisp, dry, delicate and extremely refreshing, as if it had been taken directly from the tap. With a delicious combination of Sorachi Ace and Lemondrop hops, this version also has a touch of yuzu, a rare Japanese citrus fruit.

4.9% ABV

Hanami
Sour Ale with cherry, jasmine flowers, hibiscus and almonds

Hanami
Sour Ale with cherry, jasmine flowers, hibiscus and almonds

Hanami celebrate the appreciation of flowers, a refreshing and slightly tart beer. With additions of cherry, jasmine flowers and hibiscus, it evokes the delicate aroma of cherry blossom curing during the Sakura-cha production process, with notes of cherries and almonds. An ode to transience, it invites you to savor the present moment with its surprising floral experience.

4%

Sawā Peach
Sour Ale with Peach

Sawā Peach
Sour Ale with Peach

With the typical acidity of the style, light and refreshing, Sawā is the translation of sour in Japanese. In this version of Sawā we chose to add a generous amount of peach. Grown in Brazil and Japan, the fruit has a striking, light acidity sweetness and unmistakable flavor, being a perfect addition to our recipe.

4.7% ABV

Sawā Yuzu
Sour Ale with Yuzu

Sawā Yuzu
Sour Ale with Yuzu

Sawā is the Japanese translation for “sour”, and this beer is our interpretation of this refreshing style of beer. In this version of Sawā we added Yuzu, a Japanese citrus of sharp acidity and extremely aromatic, reminiscent of Sicilian lemon, mandarin and grapefruit.

4.7% ABV

Sawā Plum
Sour Ale with Plum

Sawā Plum
Sour Ale with Plum

In this version of Sawā we added plum, a fruit whose flavor ranges from sweet to tart, matching perfectly the style chosen for this beer. Its delicate flowers symbolize persistence in Japanese popular culture as they bloom in the winter, when the branches are still covered with snow. The plum tree is also believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to homes.

4.7% ABV

Sawā Pink
Sour Ale with Raspberry and Blackberry

Sawā Pink
Sour Ale with Raspberry and Blackberry

Sawā is the translation of Sour in Japanese and it’s the chosen name for our series of fruited Sour Ales. In this version we used an absolutely massive amount of Raspberries and Blackberries. A fruit forward take, just the right amount of acidity and tart finish. Sawā Pink, as the name suggests, pours a deep, shiny pink color matching its mouth-watering flavor!

4.7% ABV

Kasato Maru
New England IPA with Tangerine

Kasato Maru
New England IPA with Tangerine

On June 18, 1908, the first Japanese immigrant ship landed in Brazil, marking the beginning of an influence that contributed so much to our cultural formation. This beer is a tribute to all Japanese descendants and immigrants who have come here. An IPA, refreshing and highly hopped, with the addition of dekopon, a mandarin of Japanese origin that also arrived as "immigrant" to our country.

6.5% ABV

Sanuki Maru
New England IPA with Yuzu

Sanuki Maru
New England IPA with Yuzu

After Kasatu Maru, the first Japanese immigrant ship that arrived in Brazil, many others carried thousands of families, including ours. in 1919 the Kimura family arrived on board the Sanuki Maru. This beer is a tribute to our families, and to all Japanese immigrants. A New England IPA with Yuzu, a rare and extremely aromatic Japanese citrus, as well as loads of citrus hops.

6.5% ABV

Rio de Janeiro Maru
Double Hazy IPA with Kumquat

Rio de Janeiro Maru
Double Hazy IPA with Kumquat

After Kasatu Maru, the first Japanese immigrant ship to arrive in Brazil, many other crossed the ocean, bringing thousands of families, including ours. Shimada and Ueno families arrived aboard the Rio de Janeiro Maru in 1935 and 1936. In honor of them, a Double Hazy IPA: potent, aromatic, with the addition of the Asian orange Kumquat, Idaho 7 in whirlpool and DDH of Citra Lupomax and Lotus, a hop that derives from a Japanese variety.

8.5% ABV

Wasabiru
APA with Wasabi

Wasabiru
APA with Wasabi

This beer brings one of the most famous and potent ingredients of Asian cuisine: The wasabi, delicately added during maturation. This is a balanced, hoppy and refreshing American Pale Ale, with cascade hops.

5.5% ABV

Kawaii
New England IPA with blackberry and raspberry

Kawaii
New England IPA with blackberry and raspberry

It is impossible to think of Japan without remembering so many “cute” manga and anime characters. And in Japan, all this cuteness has a name: Kawaii. Moreover, it is a culture that has become a lifestyle with thousands of fans around the world and it is now the inspiration for our beer. It also means something innocent, pure, but not necessarily sweet, so we created a Smoothie NE IPA, light bitterness, pinkish color, flavorful, velvety and with a hint of blackberry and raspberry.

6.4% ABV

Kimokawaii
Imperial Sour Ale with Blackberries, Dragon Fruit and Hibiscus

Kimokawaii
Imperial Sour Ale with Blackberries, Dragon Fruit and Hibiscus

Kawaii is a term used for cute, sweet and delicate things. But what about when those things are also weird and bizarre? Then it’s called Kimokawaii, a mixture of these two worlds in one! A beer that looks innocent at first, but when you drink it it’s totally unusual. Fruity, sour, full of blackberry, dragon fruit and hibiscus, we found the perfect balance for our potent imperial sour.

8% ABV

Tigresa
Hazy India Pale Ale with Rice

Tigresa
Hazy India Pale Ale with Rice

A beer proudly created by seven Asian Brazilian Women. Tigresa represents a duality: she reminds us with affection of our ancestors and inspires courage to make room for other women, who, like us, have stereotyped and silenced. In the recipe we bring a common ingredient on our family tables: rice. Tigresa is a surprisingly refreshing and aromatic Hazy Rice IPA, with Citra and Amarillo Double Dry Hopping.

6% ABV

Gojaira
Dank IPA with Strata & Columbus & Simcoe & Citra & Mosaic hops

Gojaira
Dank IPA with Strata & Columbus & Simcoe & Citra & Mosaic hops

Meet our monster Gojaira: she is so angry that she won a Dank IPA to make her stop blowing off steam. Distracted people may confuse its aroma with that of a certain much debated herb. This aroma is called “dank”, a combination of resinous, herbal, citrus and tropical fruit aromas of certain varieties of hops. Yes, its just hops, there’s nothing illegal here! Strata, Columbus, Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic mix with a smooth malt base for this delicious trip.

6.9% ABV

Ichi Um
NE IPA with Yuzu and Cacao

Ichi Um
NE IPA with Yuzu and Cacao

”Ichi”, or “Um”, is the first beer of a new series inspired by our Japanese-Brazilian origin. We combined the highly aromatic yuzu, a typical Japanese citrus, with the super Brazilian cacao - not the bean that makes chocolate, but the white pulp that involves it. The surprising fusion of flavors and aromas are in perfect harmony in this refreshing, juicy and very aromatic NE IPA. “Kanpai” or “Saúde” to all the good mixtures of life.

6.3% ABV

Ultra Sorachi
New England IPA

Ultra Sorachi
New England IPA

Inspired by the famous Kyodai Hero genre in old Japanese television shows, in which the heroes grow to the size of the giant monsters they have to fight, we present our new super hero: Ultra Sorachi! A super ultra beer with a super ultra hop that brings a giant lemony character and a herbal touch, a splash of peculiar flavors in an unconventional and delicious juicy IPA, this way, we will save the world from sameness, one sip at a time. Soraaaaachi!

6.5% ABV

Shukurimu
New England IPA with Matcha and Vanilla

Shukurimu
New England IPA with Matcha and Vanilla

Matcha is a special green tea made from the sprouts of camellia sinensis grounded in stone mill. Much appreciated in Asian cuisine for its flavor and color, it is used in desserts such as Shukurimu, the Japanese version of French Choux Cream. This beer is our interpretation of this pastry: a combination of matcha and vanilla with the creaminess of flaked wheat and oats, finishing with massive amounts of hops.

6.5% ABV

Sumō
West coast Imperial IPA with Yuzu juice

Sumō
West coast Imperial IPA with Yuzu juice

Sumo wrestling, like the beer world, also has women breaking down barriers with determination and talent. Therefore we seek inspiration in the grandeur of this sport to create our Imperial IPA. A high-bitterness aromatic recipe that combines citrus forward hops with Yuzu, a flavor very present in Japanese culinary culture.

8.8% ABV

Sumō
New England Imperial IPA with Yuzu juice

Sumō
New England Imperial IPA with Yuzu juice

Sumo wrestling, like the beer world, also has women breaking down barriers with determination and talent. Therefore we seek inspiration in the grandeur of this sport to create our New England Imperial IPA. A very aromatic recipe that combines citrus-forward hops with Yuzu, a flavor very present in Japanese culinary culture.

8.8% ABV

Kapibara
Gose Sour Ale with Watermelon and Ginger

Kapibara
Gose Sour Ale with Watermelon and Ginger

What do Brazil and Japan also have in common? Capybaras! You have probably seen some of them relaxing in hot waters in Japan or adapted to the city, like in Brazil. The truth is that they are super cute and sociable, besides being the world’s largest rodent.

4.4% ABV

Fuji
Sour Ale with Apple

Fuji
Sour Ale with Apple

Mount Fuji, Japan’s greatest symbol that inspires from cartoons to art pieces, was turned into beer. And nothing more obvious than choosing a very common ingredient on the Brazilian table that bears the same name: the Fuji apple, which despite the coincidence, comes from the city of Fujisaki, in Japan. The beer is refreshing, tart and has a rad apple taste that will make your mount water.

5.5% ABV

Black Daruma
Russian Imperial Stout with Persimmon

Black Daruma
Russian Imperial Stout with Persimmon

Black Daruma is a potent - but surprisingly easy to drink - Russian Imperial Stout, with notes of dark chocolate and a touch of Persimmon, a fruit that brings luck and longevity in the Asian tradition.
Daruma is the Japanese amulet inspired by the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma which, in its black version, means fortune and prosperity.
Make a wish, paint one eye and, when it comes true, say thanks by painting the other eye.

11% ABV

Taiyaki
Imperial Pastry Stout with Red Beans paste, Vanilla and Lactose

Taiyaki
Imperial Pastry Stout with Red Beans paste, Vanilla and Lactose

For this beer we got inspiration from Taiyaki, a type of pastry very famous in Japan that is baked in the shape of a fish and had a texture similar to waffle dough. It comes with several types of fillings, the most traditional being with Anko, a sweet paste of Azuki beans that was also one of the ingredients chosen for this beer. Taiyaki is a pastry imperial stout with a velvety texture, smooth, with hints of chocolate, vanilla and caramel.

10% ABV

Black Miso
Russian Imperial Stout with Miso

Black Miso
Russian Imperial Stout with Miso

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Miso, one of the great specialties of Japanese cuisine, is a paste made from the fermentation of soybeans and sea salt. Red miso is a variety that is fermented for a longer time and further enhances umami in flavor giving our beer a unique touch. Black miso is the perfect match between this Russian Imperial Stout, smooth and licorous, and a generous addition of Miso, a combination of complex and powerful flavors in perfect balance.

11.5% ABV

Black Matsurika
Czech Dark Lager with Jasmine Flowers

Black Matsurika
Czech Dark Lager with Jasmine Flowers

One of the highlights of Japanese cuisine is the tea. And one of the most delicate and flavorful teas is made using the Jasmine petals, called Matsurika in Japan. Following the success of Matsurika, our Bohemian Pilsner using these flowers, we decided to create a delicious dark variation of it, a Czech Dark Lager. The combination of roasted malt with the floral aroma makes this a truly perfect beer for the colder months.

5% ABV

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