Fukuyama Craft Heart Brewery

Fukuyama Craft Heart Brewery

Fukuyama Craft Heart Brewery is Japanese craft beer brewery based in Fukuyama, Hiroshima. The brewery opened in 2015, swiftly getting its license soon after and has seen a rapid increase in the events across Japan. The head brewer, Obata-san, is one of the few professional beer judges in Japan and is also a Fukuyama native, having moved back in 2014 …

Rokko Beer Information

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Rokko Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Kobe, Japan. They are considered to be part of the first generation of craft beer breweries in Japan, having started out in 1997, soon after the Japanese government reduced the demands for the brewing licenses. Since then, Rokko Beer have opened up a few diners and bars in the local Kobe …

Hyappa Brews Information

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Hyappa Brews is a craft beer brewery, and also brew pub, located in Gamagori, Aichi. They are considered to be part of the third generation of craft beer, having started brewing in 2015. The brew pub, called Hyappa Brews – Izakaya Ja Nai!, came before the brewery and started operations in 1991 with it being located in a much more central …

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu Information

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu, like many other first generation craft beer breweries, has its roots in the sake production business, and was established soon after the Japanese government changed the alcohol production laws back in 1994. Kizakura Beer started making beer back in 1995, with the using the same water that they have been using to make sake. They have also collaborated …

Kazekami Brewery Information

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Kazekami Brewery is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Kanagawa, Japan. In operation since 2015, the brewery is the result of the efforts of Tanoue-san, the sole brewer and, as we were to find out later, also label designer, bottler, seller – basically the engine of the brewery. The small premises meant that the initial setup, all built by Tanoue-san …

Dogo Beer Information

Dogo Beer

Dogo Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Ehime, Japan. The brewery first started out in August 1996, and like many other breweries around the time, Dogo Beer started out as an off-shoot from a sake distillery, Minakuchi Shuzo. The sake distillery originally started out in 1895, during the Meiji era One of the unique points about Dogo Beer …

Oze No Yukidoke Beer Information

Oze No Yukidoke Beer

Oze No Yukidoke Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Gunma, Japan. The brewer opened up in March 1997, soon after the deregulation of the market, and like many other breweries at the time, Oze No Yukidoke Beer has its roots in the sake business with the parent company, Ryujin Shuzo, being a sake distillery. Ryujin Shuzo has been in …

Noboribetsu Brewery Information

Noboribetsu Brewery

Noboribetsu Brewery, also known as Noboribetsu Brewpub, is a craft beer brewery located in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido. They brew and sell the Oni Densetsu range of beers and are owned by the Wakasaimo Confectionery company. Noboribetsu Brewery started out as an offshoot in 1998 when the parent company wanted to take advantage of the government relaxations of the alcohol producing licensing laws, and soon …

Johana Beer Information

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Johana Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Nanto city, Toyama, Japan. The brewery opened in 2001, though under rather an auspicious background not in brewing, but in the steel manufacturing business. Chief brewer Yamamoto Masaru, along with his father, went for the happoshu license, which allows them to make smaller quantities of beer, though with the minor addition of …

Hakkaisan Izumi Beer Information

Hakkaisan Izumi Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery, located in Niigata, Japan. Like many other beer breweries in Japan, Hakkaisan Izumi Beer is an off-shoot of a sake company called Hakkaisan, which is more famous for the Japanese sake brand, imaginatively titled Hakkaisan. Like the range of sake, Hakkaisan Izumi Beer uses locally sourced water from the “Spring water from Raiden” …