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 …

Voyager Brewing Information

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Voyager Brewing is a craft beer brewery located in Tanabe city, in Wakayama prefecture in Japan. Voyager Brewing that started brewing beer in October 2016 but actually opened in 2015 once all the equipment from Canada had been sourced and brought over. The brewery uses Canadian and German malt and hops from America, Germany, and Czech Republic and uses water …

Suginoya Beer Information

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Suginoya Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Hakata city, in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. Like many other craft beer breweries in Japan, Suginoya Beer started life out as an off-shoot in 197 from a sake distillery that opened up over 100 years ago, back in 1870. Moreover, they also use locally sourced mountain water for their beers, which is also …

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Be Easy Brewing Information

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Be Easy Brewing is craft beer brewery located in Hirosaki, Aomori. Be Easy Brewing first started brewing in 2016, and since then, have focussed heavily on draft beers, though at the time of writing, there has been no foray into either bottles or cans. The owner and headbrewer, Gareth Burns, first came over to Japan with the US armed forces before …

Iwami Bakushu Information

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Iwami Bakushu is a craft beer brewery just opened in Gotsu City in the west part of Shimane prefecture. In order to make local sake unique to this area, two couples launched a small brewery of 9 tsubo. One of the premises behind Iwami Bakushu is to craft beer by maximizing the use of agricultural products such as barley that are grown …