Kirishima Beer Information

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Kirishima Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Miyazaki, in Kyushu, Japan. The parent company started out life as shochu distillery back in 1916, with the brewery starting out in 1998. However, in 2016, they decided to revamp their lineup and brewery. This revamp saw an expansion in their manufacturing line, a redesign of their beers, and a focus …

Y Market Brewing Information

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Y Market Brewing is a craft beer brewery located in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. Opened in 2014, Y Market Brewing is owned by the same company that owns Sakaya Okadaya in the heart of the Yanagibashi Market in Nagoya. The building encompasses both the brewery on the first floor, and the brewpub on the second. The current head brewer, Kachi-san, used to …

Yatsugatake Touchdown Brewery Information

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Yatsugatake Touchdown Brewery is a craft beer brewery located in Kiyosato, in Yamanashi, Japan. The brewery opened in 1997 and incorporates the brewery and the bar brewpub Rock on the premises too. The beers are based around German style beers and the brewmaster Kazumi Yamada joined Yatsugatake Beer Touchdown after 40 years working at Kirin. Yatsugatake Touchdown Main Lineup The …

Sakura Brewery Information

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Sakura Brewery is a craft beer brewery located in Kitakami, in Iwate, Japan. The brewery opened in 2015 and uses the ethos of being inspired by local products, specialties and culture. Sakura Brewery also uses local spring water to make their beers as well as imported malts from the UK and Germany, along with hops from Germany, New Zealand, and the USA. …

Gassan Beer Information

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Gassan Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Nishikawa town, in Yamagata, Japan. The brewery is located near Mt. Gassan and first started brewing beer in 1998. All of the beer uses fresh mountain spring water from Mt. Gassan as well as all beers being brewed using German techniques. Gassan Beer Main Lineup The following are part of Gassan …

Taisetsu Ji-Beer Information

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Taisetsu Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Asahikawa, Hokkaido that opened in 1996. All of their beers use underground water from the Mt. Taisetsu range and the buildings that house the brewery and restaurant have been designated as Registered Cultural Properties. Taisetsu Ji-Beer Main Lineup The following are part of Taisetsu Ji-Beer’s all-year round lineup. Taisetsu Pilsner – a 5% …

Bayern Meister Bier Information

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Bayern Meister Bier is a craft beer brewery located in Fujinomiya city, in Shizuoka. Bayern Meister Beer opened in 2004 and is also Japan’s first Bavarian-style brewery in Japan, under the auspicious eyes of head brewer Stephen Rager. Before opening, he visited over 150 different springs to find the best water suited to the traditional styles of beers from Germany. All …

Awa Beer Information

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Awa Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Chiba, Japan and opened in 1998. Awa Beer uses 100% malt, non-heat treated, and their beers are also unfiltered so the bottles undergo secondary conditioning in the bottle from the yeast. Awa Beer uses only malt and hops from Canada or Germany and they do not use any adjuncts in the majority …

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Myoko Kogen Beer Information

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Myoko Kogen Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Myoko Kogen, in Niigata, Japan. The brewery open in May 1998 and enlisted the help of the oldest Czech brewery U Fleck to help brew some beers based on the water sourced from the local area. All the beers use European malt and hops from Eastern Europe alongside the mountain spring …

Nichinan Beer Information

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Nichinan Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Miyazaki, Kyushu and they started brewing in 2017. Nichinan Beer’s are unfiltered and contain live yeast by using non-heat treatment. All of their beers use American malt and imported Czech hops, with the local Nichinan water being rich in essential brewing ions. The owner Hashimoto-san originally discovered craft beer in Ginza back …