Swan Lake Beer

The single-minded pursuit of 'great taste'.
Beer nurtured in the perfect brewing environment
with the finest quality ingredients.
And the soul of an artisan.

Local beer created with
renowned underflow water
from the Agano River
in Echigo, northwest Japan.

The craftsmanship of our brewmasters combines with famously pure underflow water from the Agano River in Echigo, northwest Japan, to produce brewing masterpieces.
In 1997 we built a local microbrewery in Ikarashitei, the former residence of a wealthy farmer, at the foot of Mt. Gozu in Kanaya, Niigata Prefecture.
Our beers, which mature in the rich natural environment near Lake Hyo, truly are a taste of nature.

345-1, Kanaya, Agano-City, Niigata, 959-1944
TEL.0250-63-2000
FAX.0250-63-1800

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Crowned World No.1 Beer

With the slogans, 'A challenge from Niigata' and 'From Niigata to the World', Swan Lake Beer first won a gold medal in New York, U.S.A., and we continue to brew beers under the concept, 'A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with genuine, globally-renowned beers'. With the acknowledged skill of our brewmasters (beer artisans) and our single-minded pursuit of 'great taste', at the World Beer Cup (often referred to as the 'Beer Olympics') in 2000 in New York and 2006 in Seattle, in which beer makers - including major breweries - from 38 countries competed, Swan Lake Beer was awarded a gold medal for 'World No.1' in a field of 1150 different brands, the first time ever for a Japanese beer.

A soul devoted to the pursuit of excellence enables us to spread our wings and fly from Niigata around the world, and in the future, we will strive to present beers of yet more taste and intensity.

Our prize-winning history

Golden Swanlake Ale

Golden Swanlake Ale

Filtered for a clear golden color. Using only base malt, a solid state fermented ale with no impurities.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Golden ale
IBU:
25
ABV:
5%

Koshihikari Beer

Koshihikari Beer

Brewed using koshihikari rice from here in Niigata Prefecture. Among our regular beers, Koshihikari Beer is unique in being a bottom fermentation beer (lager). With a lightness not to be found in beers brewed with malt, another special feature is its dryness.

Type:
Lager
Beer style:
Rice lager
IBU:
15
ABV:
5%

White Swan Weizen

White Swan Weizen

Utilizing around 50% wheat malt. The distinctive weizen aroma and cloudiness are a product of the wheat malt and yeast.

Type:
Weizen
Beer style:
Weizen
IBU:
10
ABV:
5%

Amber Swan Ale

Amber Swan Ale

Plenty of caramel malt lends this ale its caramel flavor and aroma. Being American-style, the aroma and strong bitterness of hops are characteristic.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
American amber ale
IBU:
45
ABV:
5%

Porter

Porter

Utilizing several varieties of special malt. The unique qualities of these malts, along with the aroma and bitterness of hops, give this porter a harmonious balance. Another special feature is the roasted flavor of the malt.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Robust porter
IBU:
30
ABV:
6%

Swan Lake I.P.A

Swan Lake I.P.A

You can feel the exceedingly strong bitterness of hops in this IPA, which is brimming with a flowery hop aroma and flavor.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
India Pale Ale
IBU:
55
ABV:
7%

FLOWERY IPA

FLOWERY IPA

A pleasant beer with bitter notes and the gentle aroma of edible flowers.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
India Pale Ale
IBU:
50
ABV:
6%

Crystal Ale

Crystal Ale

The aroma of dry hops and a hint of malty sweetness make for an enjoyably smooth taste and refreshing drinking experience.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
American wheat ale
IBU:
45
ABV:
5%

Agano Saison

Agano Saison

Using 'yukichikara' wheat grown here in Agano City, Agano Saison quenches the thirst with its traditional saison yeast and wheaty aroma.

Type:
Saison
Beer style:
Saison
IBU:
30
ABV:
6%

Miel Blanc

Miel Blanc

With a malt aroma that brings to mind cookies or nuts, and a hint of sweetness derived from honey, this beer is nevertheless dry to the taste. A fruity acidity created by wine yeast and a clean, subtle flavor will permeate your whole body.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Specialty beer
IBU:
19
ABV:
5%

Strawberry Dark Saison

Strawberry Dark Saison

The acidity of strawberries, saison yeast, and roast malts produce a lightness not usually associated with stout. Overflowing with berry flavors, the fruity aroma and strawberry polyphenol enable you to enjoy both a perfect level of bitterness and a balanced richness.

Type:
Saison
Beer style:
Saison
IBU:
22
ABV:
5%

SwanLake Barley

SwanLake Barley

Utilizing double the usual amount of ingredients, an aged beer that is matured over the course of a full year. With a full-bodied taste and a strong malty sweetness, this has a well balanced, harmonious bitterness, with a complex intermingling of its strongly alcohol-infused ester aroma.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Barley wine
IBU:
68
ABV:
10%

SwanLake Barley Barrel Aged

SwanLake Barley Barrel Aged

Swan Lake Barley Barrel Aged uses double the usual amount of ingredients and is aged in oak barrels. Full bodied, with the rich sweetness of malt, and mixed with the alcohol flavor and fruitiness of ester aromas, its bitterness is harmoniously well balanced, and given depth by vanilla, smokiness, and the characteristic woody aroma of oak barrels. A beer that elegantly brings together a complex combination of aromas and flavors.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Barrel aged barley wine
IBU:
68
ABV:
11%

Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Imperial Pumpkin Ale

With the alcohol-feel of an imperial and a spicily aromatic flavor, the simple sweetness of pumpkin is a feature of this ale. Savor a taste ideally suited to long autumn nights.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Herb and spice beer
IBU:
25
ABV:
8%

Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

This jet-black beer reveals itself as a rich darkness before your eyes. There are, however, a host of vivid tastes illuminating that darkness. An overwhelming feeling of roasted flavors brings to mind coffee, caramel, and bitter chocolate, and a refined taste from the lengthy aging process suggests dark fruits. The use of plentiful ingredients has created a deep flavor and high alcohol content. The numerous and complex subtleties of light and shade will surely envelop anyone who loves craft beer in their warm embrace.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Imperial stout
IBU:
34
ABV:
10%

Imperial Stout Barrel Aged

Imperial Stout Barrel Aged

This jet-black beer reveals itself as a rich darkness before your eyes. There are, however, a host of vivid tastes illuminating that darkness. An overwhelming feeling of roasted flavors brings to mind coffee, caramel, and bitter chocolate, and a refined taste from the lengthy aging process suggests dark fruits. The use of plentiful ingredients has created a deep flavor and high alcohol content. Thanks to additional barrel aging, this stout is overflowing with the unique vanilla and smoky characteristics of wooden barrels. The numerous and complex subtleties of light and shade will surely envelop anyone who loves craft beer in their warm embrace.

Type:
Ale
Beer style:
Imperial stout barrel aged
IBU:
34
ABV:
12%

BABel'S

BABel'S

BABel'S 'Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Imperial Stout' is a beer with a complex intermingling of the roasted flavors from chocolate malt, the fruity, spicy aroma of Belgian yeast, and an aroma of vanilla that comes from wooden barrel aging. With a dry finish that belies its high alcohol content, this beer is swathed in a limitless range of aroma and flavor notes.

Type:
Belgian
Beer style:
Belgian imperial stout barrel aged
IBU:
41
ABV:
10%

Niigata Japanesque

Niigata Japanesque

Niigata Japanesque Barrel Aged uses koshihikari rice as a main ingredient, so it combines a light taste with the gentle sweetness of the rice. The flavor of malt and hops, along with aroma and acidity from Belgian yeast, mature to captivating effect in the long aging process. A beer that is traditional, yet at the same time pursues fresh values.

Type:
Belgian
Beer style:
Belgian strong beer
IBU:
27
ABV:
11%

Niigata Japanesque Barrel Aged

Niigata Japanesque Barrel Aged

Niigata Japanesque Barrel Aged uses koshihikari rice as a main ingredient, so it combines a light taste with the gentle sweetness of the rice. The flavor of malt and hops, along with aroma and acidity from Belgian yeast, mature to captivating effect in the long aging process, giving this ale a unique quality that originates in the wooden barrels. A drink that is traditional, yet at the same time pursues fresh values.

Type:
Belgian
Beer style:
Belgian strong ale barrel aged
IBU:
27
ABV:
11%

Where to drink Swan Lake Beer

  • Swan Lake Pub Edo & Bar Edo Agano Main Store

    Swan Lake Pub Edo & Bar Edo
    Agano Main Store

    Address
    345-1, Kanaya, Agano City, Niigata
    TEL
    0250-63-2000
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Niigata

    Address
    NEXT21 17F, 18F, 19F, 866, Rokubancho, Nishiboridori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata
    TEL
    025-201-6388
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Shuzo, Agano

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Shuzo, Agano

    Address
    1-25, Nakajimacho, Agano City, Niigata
    TEL
    0250-62-5355
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Yaesu

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Yaesu

    Address
    Yeasu Gonogo Bldg. 1F, 2-6-5, Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    TEL
    03-5299-6155
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Ikarashitei, Ginza

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Ikarashitei, Ginza

    Address
    Kumo Bldg. B1F, 7-16-21, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    TEL
    03-5148-2333
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Café de Tete, Uehara

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Café de Tete, Uehara

    Address
    Villa Tanaka 1F, 46-9, Oyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    TEL
    03-5738-7347
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Tamachi

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Tamachi

    Address
    Shiba Sansho Bldg. 1F, 5-21-15, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    TEL
    03-6453-7928
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Shuzo, Shinjuku

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Shuzo, Shinjuku

    Address
    Est Shinjuku Bldg. B1F, 2-13-8, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    TEL
    03-5309-2972
    Details
  • Swan Lake Pub Edo Shuzo, Roppongi

    Swan Lake Pub Edo
    Shuzo, Roppongi

    Address
    Roppongi Grandool B1F, 7-18-6, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    TEL
    03-6455-4463
    Details