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 …

Fujiyama Beer in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

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Fujiyama Beer The Bottom Line I had been warned beforehand about this place, but I’m not surprised that Fujiyama Beer’s aren’t more readily available as the quality of the ones I had were sub-standard, considering the amount of time the brewery has been around for. While the bar / restaurant itself is a nice little place in the countryside, that is …

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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 …

Kisoji Beer Information

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Kisoji Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Nagano, Japan. The brewery is owned by Kisoji Resorts, and can be found in an area that also has a hotel that is famous for its pudding and also blueberries. Kisoji Beer is brewed using locally sourced mountain water that comes from the melted snow on the top of the mountains …

Hyappa Brews Information

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Hyappa Brews is a craft beer brewery, and also brew pub, located in Gamagori, Aichi. They are considered to be part of the third generation of craft beer, having started brewing in 2015. The brew pub, called Hyappa Brews – Izakaya Ja Nai!, came before the brewery and started operations in 1991 with it being located in a much more central …

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 …

Hakkaisan Izumi Beer Information

Hakkaisan Izumi Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery, located in Niigata, Japan. Like many other beer breweries in Japan, Hakkaisan Izumi Beer is an off-shoot of a sake company called Hakkaisan, which is more famous for the Japanese sake brand, imaginatively titled Hakkaisan. Like the range of sake, Hakkaisan Izumi Beer uses locally sourced water from the “Spring water from Raiden” …

Aoi Brewing Information

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Aoi Brewing is a craft beer brewery and brewpub located in Shizuoka city, Shizuoka, and is the first brewery to be located in the city’s area. It opened in 2013 though didn’t start producing beer until 2014 and in 2016, Aoi Brewing first released their beers in bottled form. They have also branched out into bars and restaurants, with Aoi Beer Stand …

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 …

Kaze no Tani Beer Information

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Kaze no Tani Beer, also know as Wind Valley Beer in English, is a craft beer brewery located in Shizuoka, Japan. Founded in 1997, Kaze no Tani were the first Japanese brewery – either macro or craft beer – to be certified as organic, back in 2000. Unlike other breweries in Japan, the majority, if not all, of their beers use organic …