Niigata Beer Information

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Niigata Beer is a small brewery located in Niigata city, Niigata and has an annual output of about 200,000L per year. It started out in 1997 soon after the government deregulated the beer industry and survived the craft beer crash soon after. Niigata Beer is well known for their diverse and unique line up, incorporating adjuncts that have not been …

Doppo Beer by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo by Miyashita Shuzo

Miyashita Shuzo are best known for their sake inside of Japan but outside of Japan, they are better known as the makers of the Doppo range of beers. Based in Okayama, Miyashita Shuzo have been making the Doppo range since 1995 and tag themselves as the pioneer of Japanese craft beer – a bold claim to make but they have …

Outsider Brewing Information

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Outsider Brewing is located in Kofu, Yamanashi around 90 minutes west of Tokyo. Outsider Brewing have been producing beers since 2012 with head brewer Niwa-san having an excellent reputation in the Japanese craft beer industry, and owner Mark Major personally sourcing him out to join the company. The company is noted for using wild yeast flavours in their beers, rather …

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Fujizakura Heights Beer by Fujikankokaihatsu

Fujizakura Heights Beer

Fujizakura Heights Beer, also known as Fujikankokaihatsu, is a brewery based in Yamanashi, near Kawaguchi Lake. Fujizakura Heights Beer leans heavily towards German style beers, due to the head brewer Miyashita Hiromichi learning his trade in Germany back in 1996. They have also won several awards for their beers with the Fujizakura Heights Rauch voted best rauch style beer. The biggest problem with …

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Echigo Beer Information

Echigo Beer

Echigo Beer was the first microbrewery in Japan to form once the Japanese government had reduce the production capacity and licensing laws in 1993. Echigo Beer started a brewpub in 1995 and began selling their first beer, Ocean Beer, in October of the same year. Since then, Echigo Beer has grown in size and is now considered one of the …

Shonan Beer by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer by Kumazawa Brewing

Kumazawa Brewing is a small, but well known, sake producer in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, about 45 minutes south of Tokyo. Kumazawa Brewing first started making sake in 1872 although Kanagawa was a strange choice, the local Tanzawa mountain range is famous for fresh spring water. However, you probably know Kumazawa Brewing for their range of craft beer under the guise of …

Minoh Beer Information

Minoh Beer

Minoh Beer, formerly known as AJI Minoh Inc, is a craft beer brewery located in Osaka, Hyogo, Japan. Opened in 1997, Minoh Beer started out when the late Oshita-san bought a brewery for two of daughters, Kaori and Mayuko, and later their younger sister joined in. Minoh Beer first made news when the W-IPA was advertised in a Japanese newspaper; …

Morita Kinshachi Beer Information

Morita Kinshachi Beer

Morita Kinshachi Beer is the most well-known, if not biggest, craft beer produced in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture. First formed in 1996, Morita Kinshachi Beer is famous for using local Nagoya flavours, such as red miso, in their beers to produce craft beers that can be identified with the local area. However, its history can be traced back to the 19th century, something …

Swan Lake Beer Information

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Swan Lake Beer is located in Sasaoka, Niigata about 45 minutes from the Japan sea and they have been brewing beers 1997. Swan Lake Beer also has two taprooms located in Tokyo; one near Tokyo station and one near Shibuya that both sell the majority of their beers. Swan Lake Beer can boast a proud heritage as they have won over 90 awards for …

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 …