Ageuma Beer / Hosokawa Brewery Information

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Hosokawa Brewery, like many others that came out at the time, is originally a sake brewery that later opened up a beer brewery in the form of Ageuma Beer. The sake brewery started out in 1850, while the range of Ageuma Beer’s first came on sale in August 1997. All of the beers produced in the Ageuma Beer range have …

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Devilcraft Brewery Information

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Besides being a popular pizza and craft beer chain of shops, Devilcraft also have a brewery, which is located in Oimachi, in Tokyo, Japan. The story is that the original Kanda branch was going to be a brewpub, but the pizza and craft beer proved to be so popular that it didn’t make sense to take out some of the …

Ushitora Brewery Information

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Ushitora is not just a chain of craft beer bars, but they also have a brewery, which opened in October 2014, with the purpose of better serving beers that their clients liked. Since opening, they have seen a number of brewers pass through their ranks, with Luc Bim Lafontine (Dieu de Ciel!, Godspeed) and Uetake-san (Coedo, Hop Kotan) both having …

Hop Kotan Brewing Information

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Hop Kotan Brewing is a craft beer brewery located in Kamifurano, in Hokkaido, Japan. The brewery opened in August 2018, with esteemed brewer Uetake-san taking on the reigns of head brewer. Kamifurano is perhaps better known for the amount of snow it gets during the winter season, but it is also the largest hop growing area in Japan. One of …

Nihonkai Beer Club Information

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Nihonkai Beer Club, or sometimes known as Heart & Beer Nihonkai Beer Club, is perhaps one of Japan’s most remote breweries, as it is located on the Noto peninsula, in Ishikawa prefecture, hence the name Nihonkai which means “Japan Sea”. The brewery opened up in June 1998, and since then, have been primarily focused on Czech style beers. All of …

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2nd Story Ale Works Information

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2nd Story Ale Works is a craft beer brewery located in Tokushima, on the island of Shikoku. The brewery opened in October 2018, and since then, they have gone on to make a variety of beers in a variety of styles, with their ethos being that beer should be fun, as should making it. At the time of writing, 2nd …

Nara Brewing Company Information

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Nara Brewing Company, as the name suggests, is a craft beer brewery located in Nara, in Japan. The brewery was founded in July 2017 with the aim of putting Nara not just on the craft beer map in Japan, but also around the world, making people aware of Nara’s culture and beauty too. At the time of writing, Nara Brewing …

Ebina Beer Information

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Ebina Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Ebina, in Kanagawa, Japan. Owned by Czech brewer Tomas Rehak and his wife Fumika, they have been operating since August 2017 and are the first brewery to be located in Ebina. Rehak spent 20 years as part of the well – oiled machine of the Prague orchestra, before moving to Japan …

Chichibu Beer Information

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Chichibu Beer, also known as Bear Meets Beer, is a craft beer brewery located in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. Chichibu is more famous for its fruit and steam trains, rather than breweries, but the husband and wife couple made the move from Hokkaido to start the brewery back in November 2017. They also operate the Mahollo Bar, which is essentially …

DD4D Brewing Information

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DD4D Brewing is both a fashion store and brewpub located in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Shikoku. DD4D Brewing is actually the sister brewery to YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen in Yoyogi, Tokyo, but this branch is headed by brewer Mike Donohue, who bewed at Flying Fish Brewery in New Jersey, and at the 21st Amendment Brewpub in San Francisco, California as an …