Preston Ale Information

Preston Ale Logo

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 …

Daigo Brewery Information

Daigo Brewery Logo

Daigo Brewery is a Japanese craft beer brewery based in Ibraki, Japan.  Daigo Brewery are brewers of the Yamizo Morino Beer range and also operate a brewpub on site too. Daigo Brewery’s beers are all made using malt imported from Germany and also local spring from the local Yachiyama mountain range. The brewery opened up soon after the Japanese government reduced legislation …

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An Interview With DevilCraft

Devilcraft Brewery

If you live in the Kanto area, the three branches of Devilcraft – the first in Kanda and the second in Hamamatsucho with the third in Gotanda having opened in June – should be on your go-to list for craft beer and pizza. Even for those outside of Kanto, a visit to Tokyo often ends up going to Devilcraft. It’s safe to …

Atsugi Beer Interview with Mochizuki-san

Lambic Mochizuki-san

Atsugi Beer has been operating since 1997, and has been at the same location for the whole time. Quite rare for a Japanese brewery to have been in the same place for so long, but when the local politician not only asks you to make a beer for the area but also provides you with the building, then why move? …

Yorocco Beer Information

Yorocco Beer Logo

Yorocco Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Zushi, Kanagawa prefecture that opened in September 2012. The owner and head brewer, Kichise-san started out owning a bar in Enoshima for almost a decade before moving into the brewing business. Yorocco Beer originally started out serving beer to local restaurants and bars in the area and Beach Muffin in Zushi …

Atsugi Beer Information

Atsugi Beer Logo

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 …

Nasu Kogen Beer

Nasu Kogen Beer Logo

Nasu Kogen Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery based in Nasu city, Tochigi. It was founded in 1996 but its origins lie in a time older than that. Nasu Kogen Beer’s president, Oyamada Takashi, was born into a family that ran a retail furniture-making business started by his grandfather. However, the company began to downsize its operations and soon …

Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Brewing Company Logo

Far Yeast Brewing Company is a Tokyo based company that was originally established in 2011 as Nippon Craft Beer Inc. In November 2014, after much deliberating, they decided to change the name to something that better represented their product. However, none of their beers are brewed by themselves rather Far Yeast Brewing Company is a phantom or gypsy brewing company along the …

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Sagami Beer by Koganei Shuzo Information

Sagami Beer Line up

You may have heard of Sagami Beer, but have you heard of Koganei Shuzo? If not, then it is not a big surprise as they are better known for being a sake distillery rather than a beer producer. The distillery is located in the foothills of the Tanzawa range of mountains in western Kanagawa, near Atusgi city and they started …

Kobushi Hana Beer Information

Kobushi Hana Beer Logo

Kobushi Hana Beer, which also operates under the name of Hanyu Brewery, is a Japanese craft beer located in Saitama prefecture. Interestingly enough, Hanryu Brewery is located next door to Saitama Aquarium in Hanyu city and opened in September 1999 as part of a major investment by the Hanyu city municipal board. The brewery itself is almost 60% owned by …