Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu Information

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu, like many other first generation craft beer breweries, has its roots in the sake production business, and was established soon after the Japanese government changed the alcohol production laws back in 1994. Kizakura Beer started making beer back in 1995, with the using the same water that they have been using to make sake. They have also collaborated …

Johana Beer Information

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Johana Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Nanto city, Toyama, Japan. The brewery opened in 2001, though under rather an auspicious background not in brewing, but in the steel manufacturing business. Chief brewer Yamamoto Masaru, along with his father, went for the happoshu license, which allows them to make smaller quantities of beer, though with the minor addition of …

Unazuki Beer Information

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Unazuki Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Toyama, Japan. The brewery has been in operation since April 1997 and since 2004, have been producing almost 100,000L (100kl) of beer annually, which is sold in both bottles, cans, and also on tap. The main focus of beer at Unazuki Beer is traditional German styles, such as Alt, kölsch, and …

Kankiku Shuzo Information

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Kankiku Shuzo, makers of Kujukuri Ocean Beer, is a craft beer brewery located in Chiba, Japan. Like many other breweries in Japan, Kankiku Shuzo started making out sake back in 1883. After travelling to England, France, and Germany, they began making beer in July 1997. Kujukuri Ocean Beer is brewed using traditional German methods that fulfil the Reinheitsgebot purity laws. Moreover, the water they …

Hi no Tani Kogen Beer Information

Hi no Tani Beer

Hi no Tani Kogen Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Mie, Japan. They are also sometimes called Fire Valley Beer as well, though since 2015, their beers have been progressively marketed under the Japanese name. It’s part of the Mizawa resort, that first opened in 1954, with the brewery itself opening in July 1998. The brewery came about …

Nagisa Beer Information

Nagisa Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan. They opened on 18th November 1996, a couple of years after the Japanese government had reduced the amount of beer needed for a licence, and the brewery is considered to be one of the first wave of Japanese craft breweries.Nagisa Beer obtained their licence to brew beer the year …

Hokkaido Brewing Information

Hokkaido Brewing

Hokkaido Brewing, also known as Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo, is a craft beer brewery located in Otaru city, Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. It was founded in February 2002 after the local city realised that with over 3 million visitors annually to the area, they didn’t have a local brewery to produce beers. The aim of Hokkaido Brewing in the beginning …

Tazawako no Kohan Mori Beer Information

Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer

Tazawako no Kohan Mori Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Akita, Japan. The brewery is located on the coast of Lake Tazawa, or Tazawako in Japanese, and opened in June 1999. The brewery is an off-shoot of the Orae Restaurant, with the name “Orae” being part of the local dialect in Akita that means “my house”, which has …

Preston Ale Information

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Preston Ale is a craft beer brewery which is owned by Joyful Honda, a home furnishings store with stores across the Kanto, and the brewery was founded in 2002. Preston Ale originally started out in Inzai, Chiba, though moved to its current location in Utsunomiya, Tochigi. The name stems from when the president of Honda Sangyo paid a trip to the …

Abashiri Beer Information

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Abashiri Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Founded in 1998, Abashiri Beer are the one of the major proponents of ji-beer, or local beers, which stem from the tourist trade. Unlike most modern breweries in Japan, Abashiri Beer are one of the few that use the decoction method of brewing, thanks to their three-kettle system that allows them …