Tono Zumona Beer Information

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Tono Zumona Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Iwate, Japan. Like many other craft beer breweries in Japan, Tono Zumona Beer has its roots in the sake brewery industry with its head company being Tono Shuzo, founded over 200 years ago, back in 1789. The name “Zumona” comes from the Japanese phrase “むかしむかしあったずもな”which roughly translates into “Once upon a time, …

Ginga Kogen Beer Information

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Ginga Kogen Beer first opened in 1996 as a project to economically develop Sawauchi village in Iwate. The reason for choosing Sawauchi is due to the climate being similar to Berlin, Germany – a city that has strong connections to Japanese brewing throughout history. Before opening Ginga Kogen Beer, the brewers visited the beer breweries in Europe and the United States. …

Baeren Beer Information

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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 …