Locobeer Information

Locobeer Logo

Locobeer, now in its second incarnation as a brewery, first started out as Shimono Loco Beer in 1998 but was eventually bought out by head brewer Kagitani Momoya, who is still there to this day. Kagitani-san kept some of the original beers first brewed by Shimono Loco Beer but since then, she has added some more of her own variations after …

Brewery Songbird Information

Brewery Songbird

Brewery Songbird, also known as Songbird Beer, is a Chiba based craft beer brewery, located in Kisarazu city, that opened in 2015. The owners, Kyohei and Monami Nakajima, received their license in April 2015 and have quickly established themselves as brewers of predominantly Belgian style craft beers, while also producing some other styles of European beers. Songbird Brewery beer’s can be bought …

Ishikawa Brewery Information

Ishikawa Brewery

Ishikawa Brewery, makers of the Tama no Megumi range of craft beer, is a brewery / sake distillery located in Fussa city, west Tokyo. The current range of Tama no Megumi beers were first brewed back in 1998, but the brewery first started making German style beers back in 1887 under the guise of Nihon Bakushu, or Japan Beer. Unfortunately, …

Ushiku Brewery Information

Ushiku Brewery Logo

Ushiku Brewery, located inside the premises of Chateau Kamiya, is a brewery situated in Ushiku, Ibaraki prefecture. To make things even more complicated, it’s a subdivision of alcohol producer Gôdô Shusei, which is also a part of the company of Oenon Holdings, Inc. The best analogy I can think of is the Russian dolls and how they fit inside of each …

Baeren Beer Information

Baeren Beer Logo

Baeren Beer is a brewery located in Moriaka, Iwate that first started brewing beer back in February 2001. They first started using equipment that was imported from Germany, with some of it being over 100 years old. Their logo, a bear standing behind a shield with a keg on the front, is the prefectural animal of Iwate and the name …

Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Brewer's Nightmare Rye IPA

Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA is a seasonal beer from Baird Beer, usually released to coincide with the autumn harvest at the beginning of September. Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA is brewed with an unusually high amount of rye in the mash, something that Chris Poel, head brewer, found hard to work with initially as mentioned in the interview here. Baird …

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 …

Tenshi no Red Ale by Helios Brewery

Tenshi no Red Ale

Ho ho ho! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the holiday season? What festive place full of Christmas cheer? Why, Okinawa, of course! So pull on that embarrassing aloha shirt with the snowman on it that your grandma knitted you, tie some reindeer to your surfboard and let’s see if we can’t ride the …

Oh! La! Ho Beer Information

Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Beer is based out in Tomi city, Nagano and started brewing beer in 1996. Oh! La! Ho Beer is the English version of the name, but commonly known as oraho in Japanese which means “our land”. The brewery is a multiple award-winning producer, both domestically and on the international scene. Oh! La! Ho Beer Main Line Up The …

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Tamamura Honten Information

Shiga Kogen Beer Lineup

Tamamura Honten started brewing Shiga Kogen Beer, like several other breweries such as Kiuchi Brewery, as an offshoot from a sake brewery. In 2004, Tamamura Honten applied for a license and started brewing in September of the same year. Unlike other breweries however, Shiga Kogen Beer receives 20% of its hops from the local area, produced by Tamamura Honten. Tamamura Honten’s Main Lineup Shiga …