Ebina Beer Interview

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Tomas Rehak spent 20 years as part of the well – oiled machine of the Prague orchestra. Now he and his partner Fumika are making a name for themselves as Ebina Beer. Tomas Rehak is a man who respects hard work. He tells us of the trouble he had finding someone reliable to construct his brewery in Ebina, Kanagawa. He …

Donryu Dream Beer Information

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Donryu Dream Beer is a Japanese microbrewery located in Ota city, Gunma, Japan. The brewery has been in operation since 2012 and only produce ale style beer – beers that have top fermenting yeast used. Donryu Dream Beer is also located between the Watarase and Tone rivers which allows the brewery to use fresh melted snow water from the Kaneyama …

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TDM 1874 Interview with George Juniper

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Located in the small commuter town of Tokaichiba in West Yokohama, TDM1874 has been brewing for just over a year (when this article comes out) and has already seen interest growing in both its beer and its head brewer, George Juniper. Sales of their beers, which started in their own brewpub, have spread across Japan and can now be found …

Interview with Brewery Songbird

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If we were to give out awards for the nicest people in brewing in Japan, then husband and wife team Kyohei and Monami Nakajima of Songbird Brewery would be contenders for the gold prize. BeerTengoku was thirty minutes late for a three o’clock interview due to some confusion with the express bus out from Tokyo and a thirty minute walk …

Kazekami Brewery Information

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Kazekami Brewery is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Kanagawa, Japan. In operation since 2015, the brewery is the result of the efforts of Tanoue-san, the sole brewer and, as we were to find out later, also label designer, bottler, seller – basically the engine of the brewery. The small premises meant that the initial setup, all built by Tanoue-san …

Oze No Yukidoke Beer Information

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Oze No Yukidoke Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Gunma, Japan. The brewer opened up in March 1997, soon after the deregulation of the market, and like many other breweries at the time, Oze No Yukidoke Beer has its roots in the sake business with the parent company, Ryujin Shuzo, being a sake distillery. Ryujin Shuzo has been in …

Kazekami Brewery Interview

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A small red shuttered lot in an nondescript apartment building is not usually where you would expect to find a brewery. However, lying in a busy suburb between Hiyoshi station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line to Yokohama and Shin-Kawasaki on the JR Yokosuka Line, is Kazekami Shuzo (Brewery). In operation since 2015, the brewery is the result of the efforts …

Kankiku Shuzo Information

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Kankiku Shuzo, makers of Kujukuri Ocean Beer, is a craft beer brewery located in Chiba, Japan. Like many other breweries in Japan, Kankiku Shuzo started making out sake back in 1883. After travelling to England, France, and Germany, they began making beer in July 1997. Kujukuri Ocean Beer is brewed using traditional German methods that fulfil the Reinheitsgebot purity laws. Moreover, the water they …

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 …

Daigo Brewery Information

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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 …