K’s Brewing Company Information

K’s Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Fukuoka, Kyushu. They have been brewing beers since February 2002 with many of their beers brewed under the “The Brewmaster” label – some name to give yourself. Kato-san, the head brewer, production methods are influenced by a trip to the West Coast of the US, where he realised the potential …

Helios Brewery Information

Helios Brewery

Helios Brewery is a craft beer brewery located in Naha city, Okinawa that started life out as rum distillery on the island back in 1961. Since then, they’ve moved onto the production of shochu, awamori (a lethal Okinawa drink) before opening up the brewery in June 1996. The following July, the Helios Pub opened up and production ramped up through to 1998. …

Yorocco Beer Information

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Yorocco Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Zushi, Kanagawa prefecture that opened in September 2012. The owner and head brewer, Kichise-san started out owning a bar in Enoshima for almost a decade before moving into the brewing business. Yorocco Beer originally started out serving beer to local restaurants and bars in the area and Beach Muffin in Zushi …

Umenishiki Yamakawa Information

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Umenishiki Yamakawa is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Ehime prefecture, Japan. Like most craft beer breweries after the relaxation of the laws in 1996,  they started life out as a sake distillery before making the move into beer production, way back in the Meiji period in 1872. They produce their beers used malts imported from Australia and hops from …

Inawashiro Ji-Beer Information

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Inawashiro Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located on the edges of Inawashiro lake in Fukushima prefecture. The brewery opened up in 1997 and has won numerous awards since then for all of the beers. The beers are all based on the German Reinheitsgebot, and the brewers use imported brewing equipment from Germany and even had a German brewmaster to …

Nanto Brewery Information

Nanto Brewery

Nanto Brewery is a Japanese craft beer brewery based in Nanjō-shi, Okinawa and the brewery owns the Nihede Beer range and was founded in 2001, at Okinawa World attraction. The name “nihede” comes from the local Okinawan language where “にふぇーでーびる “, in English “nihe-de-biru”, is used as an expression of thanks to fellow people. The brewery also uses only malt, hops, yeast and …

Kure Beer Information

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Kure Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Kure city, in Hiroshima prefecture. Kure Beer was established on 7th July in 1995 and the full name of the line of beers is 海軍さんの麦酒 (kaigun-san no bakushu), which translates into the “The Navy’s Brewery” though don’t worry, the JSDF don’t actually brew any of the beer. The brewery also has …

Atsugi Beer Information

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Atsugi Beer is a brewery located in Atsugi-shi, western Kanagawa and was founded in 1997. The owner and head brewer, Mochizuki-san, first discovered beer on a trip to Germany on his honeymoon which convinced him about the craftsmanship and dedication needed in making beer. His first brewery experience was with a winery, Yamato Budōshū in Yamanashi, which eventually branched out …

Tazawako Beer Information

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Tazawako Beer is a brewery located in Akita prefecture, Japan and was founded in 1997, three years after the relaxation of the alcohol production laws in 1994. Like other breweries at the time, Tazawako Beer has its roots in the local community looking to expand its fortunes and came after the development of an onsen village and also Tazawako art village as …

Aqula Beer Information

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Aqula Beer, written as あくらビール in Japanese, is a craft beer brewery located in Akita city, in Akita prefecture, Tohoku. It opened in 1997 under the stewardship of a German brewer, whose name has been lost, though current head brewer Hasegawa-san, has been head brewer at Aqula since 2007. The original beers from Aqula Beer were based on German styles, …