Naruko no Kaze Brewery Information

Naruko no Kaze Brewery

Naruko no Kaze Brewery is a Japanese microbrewery located in Miyagi, Japan. The brewery started out in 1999, with the hope of invigorating the local area with the aim of attracting more tourists. They are associated with the Onikoube ski slope, which offers up skiing in the winter and hiking in the warmer months. The brewery uses locally sourced mountain …

Aomori Ji-Beer Information

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Aomori Ji-Beer is a microbrewery located in Uekita, Aomori, Japan. Like many other breweries in Japan, Aomori Ji-Beer started out as a sake brewer and branched out into beer production soon after the Japanese government reduced the requirements for beer production in 1994. They also have the honour of being the first temple in Japan to have a brewery on site …

Mojiko Retro Beer Information

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Mojiko Retro Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Fukuoka, Kyushu. They started brewing in 1998 and have been consistently producing mostly German style beers since, with Minematsu Kōnosuke, who became the head brewer in 2003. Since opening in 1998, it took almost 16 years for Mojiko Retro Beer to bring out a new beer – an amber style …

Kisoji Beer Information

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Kisoji Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Nagano, Japan. The brewery is owned by Kisoji Resorts, and can be found in an area that also has a hotel that is famous for its pudding and also blueberries. Kisoji Beer is brewed using locally sourced mountain water that comes from the melted snow on the top of the mountains …

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 …