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, …

Tazawako no Kohan Mori Beer Information

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Tazawako no Kohan Mori Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Akita, Japan. The brewery is located on the coast of Lake Tazawa, or Tazawako in Japanese, and opened in June 1999. The brewery is an off-shoot of the Orae Restaurant, with the name “Orae” being part of the local dialect in Akita that means “my house”, which has …

Oirase Brewing Company Information

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Oirase Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located near Oirase river, in Aomori, Japan. Founded in 1997, just after the relaxation of the beer production laws, Oirase Brewing Company have been using local mountain river water from Mount Hakkoda and traditional Czech brewing techniques to brew four different types of beer. Oirase Brewing Company Lineup The following are part of …

Michinoku Fukushima Beer Information

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Michinoku Fukushima Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The brewery was founded in November 2003, and is very much a family operation with the president, Shinji-san the head, and his sons being two of the brewers. Michinoku Fukushima Beer was one of the first craft beer breweries to focus on German style recipes after a trip around Europe …

Inawashiro Ji-Beer Information

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Inawashiro Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located on the edges of Inawashiro lake in Fukushima prefecture. The brewery opened up in 1997 and has won numerous awards since then for all of the beers. The beers are all based on the German Reinheitsgebot, and the brewers use imported brewing equipment from Germany and even had a German brewmaster to …

Tazawako Beer Information

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Tazawako Beer is a brewery located in Akita prefecture, Japan and was founded in 1997, three years after the relaxation of the alcohol production laws in 1994. Like other breweries at the time, Tazawako Beer has its roots in the local community looking to expand its fortunes and came after the development of an onsen village and also Tazawako art village as …

Aqula Beer Information

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Aqula Beer, written as あくらビール in Japanese, is a craft beer brewery located in Akita city, in Akita prefecture, Tohoku. It opened in 1997 under the stewardship of a German brewer, whose name has been lost, though current head brewer Hasegawa-san, has been head brewer at Aqula since 2007. The original beers from Aqula Beer were based on German styles, …

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 …