Harvestmoon Brewery Information

Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Brewery is a brewery based in Maihama, Chiba. If that place sounds familiar then you probably know it because of DisneyLand and DisneySea literally just round the corner from it. Ikspiari Town is a busy shopping area and Harvestmoon Brewery also have their own tasting room as well, called Roti’s House which houses the brewery. To confuse matters even more, the …

Oh! La! Ho Beer Information

Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Beer is based out in Tomi city, Nagano and started brewing beer in 1996. Oh! La! Ho Beer is the English version of the name, but commonly known as oraho in Japanese which means “our land”. The brewery is a multiple award-winning producer, both domestically and on the international scene. Oh! La! Ho Beer Main Line Up The …

Iwate Kura Beer by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Beer

Iwate Kura Beer is a unique brewery in Japan, perhaps the world, as it is a cooperative brewery rather than a company. Launched in 1996, Iwate Kura Beer has the backing of five different companies. Like other countryside breweries, Iwate Kura Beer also has its history in sake manufacturing from the parent company Sekinoichi Shuzo. All of Iwate Kura Beer’s …

Gotemba Kogen Beer Information

Gotemba Kogen Beer

Brewing since 1995, Gotemba Kogen Beer is located inside the Gotemba Kogen resort in Shizuoka, about 2 hours south of Tokyo by the bullet train. Gotemba Kogen Beer’s microbrewery brews and distributes all of its beer on site to the various restaurants though it is possible to find some of their beers outside of the resort. Gotemba Kogen Beer’s are brewed on …

Kamakura Beer Information

Kamakura Beer Lineup

Kamakura Beer is a microbrewery located between Zushi and Kamakura in Kanagawa, more precisely, just in front of the Nagoshi tunnel, the main tunnel between Zushi and Kanagawa. Kamakura Beer’s brewing capacity, at the time of writing, is 500L per batch. However, do not let that dissuade you as Kamakura Beer is also a multple award-winning brewery, having won awards for …

TY Harbor Brewery Information

TY Harbor

Located in Shinagawa, Tokyo, TY Harbor Brewery was one of the first breweries to participate in the brewpub movement in Japan, opening in 1997. One of only two breweries now in the 23 wards of Tokyo, it came about without backing from a major brewery and is modelled on a West Coast American brewery restaurant. All of the TY Harbor restaurants and …

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Tamamura Honten Information

Shiga Kogen Beer Lineup

Tamamura Honten started brewing Shiga Kogen Beer, like several other breweries such as Kiuchi Brewery, as an offshoot from a sake brewery. In 2004, Tamamura Honten applied for a license and started brewing in September of the same year. Unlike other breweries however, Shiga Kogen Beer receives 20% of its hops from the local area, produced by Tamamura Honten. Tamamura Honten’s Main Lineup Shiga …

Baird Beer Brewery Information

Baird Beer logo

The founders, Bryan and Sayuri Baird, first learnt about brewing techniques in California in 1997 and opened up the Numazu Taproom in 2000. In 2001, Baird Beer opened up the smallest licensed brewery in 2001, with support from their families, quickly expanding in 2003 to a larger location. Baird Beer has seen rapid expansion since then, moving and opening two new …

Karuizawa Brewery Information

Karuizawa Brewery Logo

Karuizawa Brewery is one of the newest breweries in the Japanese craft beer market, starting out in June 2013 under Dover Ltd, their parent company. Dover Ltd brought in brewing specialists to design the new brewery, located in the foothills of Mount Asama in Karuizawa, Nagano. They also brought in three beer specialists, and four of their own brew makers, to help set …

Coedo Brewery Information

Coedo

Like other Japanese microbreweries, Coedo Brewery took advantage of the law change and started brewing beers in 1996, initially using the wheat from their local area. Unable to find a malting company nearby, they began to use locally sourced sweet potatoes instead. They also invited a German braumeister to stay and teach the Coedo staff his techniques over a 5 year period. …