North Island Beer Information

North Island Beer LineupNorth Island Beer is a craft beer brand brewed by SOC Brewing at its factory in the suburbs of Sapporo that started out in 2003. Two beer-loving college friends trained in Canada to become meisters went on to begin brewing beer in Sapporo’s Higashi-ku. In May 2009, North Island Beer moved to Ebetsu city they relocated to in 2009 to a much larger premises where it is possible to go on a tour of the factory, experience beer making for yourself. North Island Beer also operates a bar in Sapporo called Beer Bar NORTH ISLAND”, you can taste a total of eight craft beers, fresh from the barrel, including six classic beers and two limited-edition beers.

North Island Beer Main Lineup

The North Island Beer range consists of six main beers available throughout the year:

  • North Island Pilsner – North Island Beer’s take on a pilsner style beer that has an abv of 5%.
  • North Island Brown Ale – A brown ale with an abv of 5% best served at between 7°c and 10°c.
  • North Island Weizen – A 5% German style hefeweizen brewed using locally sourced wheat.
  • North Island Stout – A 5.5% top-fermented stout.
  • North Island IPA – North Island Beer’s version of an American style IPA.
  • North Island Coriander Black – Made with fresh coriander seeds to produce a 5.5% spiced ale.

North Island Beer Limited Edition

North Island Beer have also been known to produce some collaborations as well. We’ll list them as we try them:

North Island Beer Details

Address: 〒067-0031 Hokkaido, Ebetsu-shi, Motomachi 11-5

Phone: 011-391-7775

Homepage (in Japanese):

Online Store:

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