Noboribetsu Brewery Information

Noboribetsu Brewery

Noboribetsu Brewery, also known as Noboribetsu Brewpub, is a craft beer brewery located in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido. They brew and sell the Oni Densetsu range of beers and are owned by the Wakasaimo Confectionery company. Noboribetsu Brewery started out as an offshoot in 1998 when the parent company wanted to take advantage of the government relaxations of the alcohol producing licensing laws, and soon …

Onuma Beer Information

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Onuma Beer, sometimes known as Onuma Craft Brewery, is a craft beer brewery located in Onuma, Hokkaido, in the north of Japan. The brewery was established in 1997 and operates along side their taproom, known as Brauhaus Onuma, which is German for brew house. Since opening, Onuma Beer have won over 50 awards domestically for their beers. As the brewery is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

North Island Beer Information

North Island Beer is a craft beer brand brewed by SOC Brewing at its factory in the suburbs of Sapporo that started out in 2003. Two beer-loving college friends trained in Canada to become meisters went on to begin brewing beer in Sapporo’s Higashi-ku. In May 2009, North Island Beer moved to Ebetsu city they relocated to in 2009 to …