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 …

Hakuba Brewing Company Information

Hakuba Brewing Company Lineup

Hakuba Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Hakuba Village, Nagano, Japan. They are the only brewery located in the area and use the local snow from Japan’s largest all-year round glacier in their beer. The brewery started in December 2015 and can also boost to be the only brewery in Japan to be 100% emission free as …

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

Hakodate Beer Front

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 …