Kawaba Beer Information

Kawaba Beer

Kawaba Beer is a brewery located in Kawaba village, in Gunma, Japan. Kawaba Beer started operations in April 1998 and is owned by Denen Plaza Kawaba – a sprawling complex of small shops and restaurants. The name “Kawaba” roughly translates “The Place of Rivers” named because the village is surrounded by five rivers and many mountain streams. Kawaba Village also …

Black Tide Brewing Information

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Black Tide Brewing is a brewpub located in Kesennuma, in Miyagi, Japan. The brewery opened up in July 2020 while the bar attached to the brewery opened up December 2019, after a short period of crowdfunding from the domestic market. Black Tide Brewing came about from when James Watney, originally from Seattle, visited the area in November 2018 after hearing …

Shiokaze BrewLab Information

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Shiokaze BrewLab is a brewpub located in Soga, Chiba. The bar opened in June 2020, while the brewery itself is in the final stages of development. Shiokaze BrewLab takes it name from an incident that occurred when Chris Poel, owner and head brewer of Shiokaze BrewLab was working at Baird Beer and a wind came in, damaging, if not destroying, …

Octone Brewing Information

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Octone Brewing, pronounced o-ku-to-one, is a brewery and brewpub located in Minakami, in Gunma, Japan. Octone Brewing opened in April 2018 in an area of Japan that is more famous for its scenery and sports in the area than for its beer. Octone Brewing is located in a corner of the Yubara Onsen district, which is a downtown area of …

Tokyo Aleworks Information

Tokyo Aleworks is a brewery and brewpub primarily located in the Itabashi area of Tokyo, in Japan. The brewery officially opened on May 1, 2018, though with the brewpub under the name of Itabashi Brewing Unit having opened a few months earlier in December 2017. Tokyo Aleworks encompasses the ethos of a community brewery by also teaching people how to …

Kakitagawa Brewing Information

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Kakitagawa Brewing is the brewery for the brewpub for the bar Numazu Craft, based in Numazu, in Shizuoka, Japan. The brewery started in October 2016 with the ethos of “slow beer, slow life” after the head brewer, Tetsuya Kataoka, decided to leave Baird Beer, also located in the area, to start up his own brewery. In November 2017, brewing equipment …

Arch Brewery Information

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Arch Brewery is a Japanese brewery located in Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi, Japan. It was established in November 2017, by two brothers/owners, Masahiro Yanagi and Shojin Yanagi after graduating university in different prefectures. Before opening Arch Brewery, the pair of them visited breweries across Japan and trained at Iwami Bakushu in Shimane. One of the aims of Arch Brewery is to …

Zakkoku Kobo Brewery Information

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Zakkoku Kobo Brewery, sometimes known as Zakkoku Kobo Microbrewery, is a Japanese brewery located in Ogawa-machi, in Saitama, Japan. The brewery was started by Baba Isamu in 2004 and focuses on using locally, organically grown grains where possible in the beer. This came about because he had too many grains after harvesting. The solution he came up with was that …

West Coast Brewing Information

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West Coast Brewing is a Japanese brewery located in Mochimune, in Shizuoka, Japan. West Coast Brewing is located in the coastal area of Yoso, in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, in a new tourist facility that was renovated from a building that was previously used as a tuna processing plant, with the building being left unused for more than a decade since the …

Nomcraft Brewing Information

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Nomcraft Brewing is a Japanese microbrewery located in Aridagawa, in Wakayama, Japan. The brewery is run by three people: Ben Emrich from Portland, Adam Baran from Chicago, and Takumi Kaneko, a PR manager from Aichi. Due to a local event in Osaka, Adam became interested in Aridagawa because of the Portland Fair being held in Hanshin Department Store, Osaka. It …