Atsugi Beer Information

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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

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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

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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 …

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Sagami Beer by Koganei Shuzo Information

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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

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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 …

Locobeer Information

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Locobeer, now in its second incarnation as a brewery, first started out as Shimono Loco Beer in 1998 but was eventually bought out by head brewer Kagitani Momoya, who is still there to this day. Kagitani-san kept some of the original beers first brewed by Shimono Loco Beer but since then, she has added some more of her own variations after …

Brewery Songbird Information

Brewery Songbird

Brewery Songbird, also known as Songbird Beer, is a Chiba based craft beer brewery, located in Kisarazu city, that opened in 2015. The owners, Kyohei and Monami Nakajima, received their license in April 2015 and have quickly established themselves as brewers of predominantly Belgian style craft beers, while also producing some other styles of European beers. Songbird Brewery beer’s can be bought …

Ishikawa Brewery Information

Ishikawa Brewery

Ishikawa Brewery, makers of the Tama no Megumi range of craft beer, is a brewery / sake distillery located in Fussa city, west Tokyo. The current range of Tama no Megumi beers were first brewed back in 1998, but the brewery first started making German style beers back in 1887 under the guise of Nihon Bakushu, or Japan Beer. Unfortunately, …

Romantic Village Beer Information

Romantic Village Beer

Romantic Village Beer, occasionally known as Utsunomiya Craft Beer, is a craft beer brewery based in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi. Romantic Village Beer is located on Romantic Village, a large resort area that encompasses various different areas for people to play and also an onsite brewery too. The brewery itself uses locally sourced two-row malt from the local Tochigi area and also tries …

Thrashzone Brew Labo Beer Information

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Thrashzone Brew Labo is the official brewery of the bar with the same name, Thrash Zone. When the bar first started, Katsuki-san was brewing at Atsugi Beer in Kanagawa, with the Thrashzone Brew Labo Hop Slave being the first beer brewed under contract. It is still brewed to this day. In 2011, Thrashzone Brew Labo obtained a license to start brewing on …