Hokkaido Brewing Information

Hokkaido Brewing
Hokkaido Brewing

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Hokkaido Brewing, also known as Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo, is a craft beer brewery located in Otaru city, Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. It was founded in February 2002 after the local city realised that with over 3 million visitors annually to the area, they didn’t have a local brewery to produce beers. The aim of Hokkaido Brewing in the beginning was to use as much locally sourced produce as possible, as well as using organic products, where possible. Hokkaido Brewing produces a wide range of beers under both the Hokkaido Brewing label and also the Otaru Bakushu label as well.

Hokkaido Brewing Lineup

The following are part of Hokkaido Brewing’s all year round lineup and part of the Otaru Beer range.

  • Otaru Beer Dark Lager – a 5.5% dunkel that is styled as a dark lager, that is brewed using roasted dark malts.
  • Otaru Beer Otaru Lager – a 5% dortmunder that is brewed at low temperatures and suited for local seafood.
  • Otaru Beer Otaru Ale – a 5% American pale ale that is darker than most other American pale ales.
  • Otaru Beer Amber Lager – a 5% amber lager that is brewed with imported malts from the UK.
  • Otaru Beer Pilsner – a 5% pilsner that is brewed with 100% organic malts and hops.

The following are part of Hokkaido Brewing’s all year round lineup and part of the Hokkaido Brewing range.

  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Pear Lager – a 5% fruit lager brewed with pears sourced from Yokoichi, Hokkaido.
  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Lemon Lager – a 5% fruit lager brewed with lemons from Setouchi island, between Shikoku and Honshu.
  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Honey Apple Ale – a 5% fruit lager brewed with apples and honey sourced from Yokado in Hokkaido.
  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Cherry & Berry – a 5% fruit lager brewed with fruit sourced from Yokoichi, Hokkaido.
  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Melon Ale – a 5% fruit lager brewed with fruit sourced from Hokkaido.
  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Niagara Ale – a 5% fruit lager brewed with fruit sourced from Yokoichi, Hokkaido.
  • Hokkaido Brewing Fruit Brewing Peach White Ale – a 5% fruit lager brewed with fruit sourced from Yamanashi, on the main Honshu island.

Hokkaido Brewing Details

Address: 1-8-16 Takashima, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido 047-0048

Phone: 0134-21-0775

Homepage (in Japanese): http://hokkaidobeer.com/

Online Store: http://hokkaidobeer.com/user_data/list.php

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