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” …

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 …

Hakuba Brewing Company Information

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 …

Minamishinshu Beer Company Information

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Minamishinshu Beer Company is a craft beer brewery located in Komagome, in Nagano prefecture. The brewery started up in 1996, soon after the deregulation of brewing capacities in 1994, and was the first craft beer brewery in Nagano at the time.  Like most other breweries at the time, Minamishinshu Beer company started out as an offshoot of Komagatake Shuzo, a local …

Ise Kadoya Brewery Information

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Ise Kadoya Brewery, which opened in 1997, is a brewery located in Ise city, Mie prefecture. The name Ise Kadoya stems from the area of Japan the brewery is located in and also the family name that has been passed down over the last few centuries. It is owned by the Ise Kadoya Company which also runs a shop called Nikenchaya with …

Hida Takayama Beer Information

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Hida Takayama Beer is a multiple award-winning brewery based in Gifu prefecture, located north-west of Nagoya, east of Osaka, and west of Tokyo. It was founded in 1995 and is a group cooperative organisation. Hida Takayama uses water that is sourced from 180m underground which is said to hold special anti-aging properties. The yeast used in their beers is also …

Niigata Beer Information

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Niigata Beer is a small brewery located in Niigata city, Niigata and has an annual output of about 200,000L per year. It started out in 1997 soon after the government deregulated the beer industry and survived the craft beer crash soon after. Niigata Beer is well known for their diverse and unique line up, incorporating adjuncts that have not been …