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 …

Hansharo Beer Information

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Hansharo Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Izunokuni city, Shizuoka. The brewery was founded in 1996, soon after the Japanese government loosened the restrictions for the beer licensing system. Like other breweries at the time, Hansharo Beer is owned by Kuraya Narusawa. The brewery and restaurant are near Izu Nagaoka Station on the Izu Hakone Line, about 20 minutes from Mishima …

Hakodate Beer Information

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Hakodate Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Hakodate city, Hokkaido. It opened soon after the deregulation by the Japanese government of the beer licensing system back in December 1996. All of the beers use freshly sourced groundwater from Mt. Hakodate and due to the mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium, of the water, is considered to be …

Konishi Brewing Company Information

Konishi Brewing Company is brewery based in Osaka, Hyogo prefecture, that like many other craft beer breweries, started out in the sake brewing business over 450 years ago in 1550. With the popularity of Belgian beers, the Konishi Brewing company primarily focuses on Belgian style beers with their range and are also importers of beers from Belgium. Konishi Brewing Company Main …

K’s Brewing Company Information

K’s Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Fukuoka, Kyushu. They have been brewing beers since February 2002 with many of their beers brewed under the “The Brewmaster” label – some name to give yourself. Kato-san, the head brewer, production methods are influenced by a trip to the West Coast of the US, where he realised the potential …

Inawashiro Ji-Beer Information

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Inawashiro Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located on the edges of Inawashiro lake in Fukushima prefecture. The brewery opened up in 1997 and has won numerous awards since then for all of the beers. The beers are all based on the German Reinheitsgebot, and the brewers use imported brewing equipment from Germany and even had a German brewmaster to …

Kure Beer Information

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Kure Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Kure city, in Hiroshima prefecture. Kure Beer was established on 7th July in 1995 and the full name of the line of beers is 海軍さんの麦酒 (kaigun-san no bakushu), which translates into the “The Navy’s Brewery” though don’t worry, the JSDF don’t actually brew any of the beer. The brewery also has …

Atsugi Beer Information

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Atsugi Beer is a brewery located in Atsugi-shi, western Kanagawa and was founded in 1997. The owner and head brewer, Mochizuki-san, first discovered beer on a trip to Germany on his honeymoon which convinced him about the craftsmanship and dedication needed in making beer. His first brewery experience was with a winery, Yamato Budōshū in Yamanashi, which eventually branched out …

Daisen G Beer Information

Daisen G Beer

Daisen G Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Tottori prefecture, in the Chugoku region, just north of Okayama. Located at the base of Mt. Daisen, which is more commonly known as Hōkifuji in the area, the brewery opened in 1997 as an off-shoot of the sake producing company Kumezakura Shuzō and San-in Sanso Corporation, a company that deals …