Izu no Kuni Beer Information

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Izu No Kuni is a craft beer brewery, located in Izu, in Shizuoka, Japan. The brewery launched in 2010, and their aim is to be a full-fledged European-style brewery. All of ingredients used in making their beers are from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Izu no Kuni Beer use a 1,000L system and is based in the Minna no …

Ji-Beer Hida Information

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Ji-Beer Hida is a microbrewery located in Takayama, in Gifu, Japan. The brewery has been in operation since 1996, though since opening, they’ve been quite quiet in the craft beer scene in Japan, and it used to be sold under the brand name “Kosho Konokuni”. The brewery uses local water from Hida for brewing and they follow the traditional idea …

Matsumoto Brewery Information

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Matsumoto Brewery is a craft beer brewery based in Matsumoto, in Nagano, Japan. The company was founded in 2016, with them initially brewing on other breweries’ system; however, Matsumoto Brewery acquired a brewing license in 2018, and since then, have also hired an American, Rob Lobreglio from Great Dane Brewing Company, as a consultant to help them decide on beers …

Derailleur Beer Works Information

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Derailleur Beer Works is a micro brewery / brewpub based in Osaka, Kansai and they started brewing in 2018. Derailleur Beer Works is actually a collaborative effort between small brewers and local management groups that are promoting the local Nishinari area. The Nishinari area of Osaka became famous in the 90s for an area where people could start drinking in …

Uchu Brewing Information

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Uchu Brewing is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Hokuto city, in Yamanashi, Japan.¬†Uchu Brewing started brewing in March 2018 with the first beers being released in May of the same year. Unlike many other breweries in Japan,¬†Uchu Brewing actually started out by growing their own hops as to use in their own beer; however, they soon learnt afterwards …

Hokkaido Beer Pirikawakka Information

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Hokkaido Beer Pirikawakka is a craft brewery located in Chitose, in Hokkaido, Japan. The brewery opened up in August 1998 close to what is now Shin Chitose Airport. The brewery takes its name “pirikawakka”, which means “clean water” in English, from the local Ainu language. According to the brewery homepage, the water supply has been voted to be one of …

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Heiwa Craft Beer Information

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Heiwa Craft Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Kainan, in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. The brewery opened in May 2015, with its parent company being a sake distillery that was founded in 1928 – relatively young for a sake distillery in Japan. Like other sake distilleries, the parent company wanted to use the premises for when sake is not …

Otaru Beer Information

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Otaru Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Otaru, in Hokkaido, Japan. The brewery opened in 1999 and since then, they have been brewing German style beers. The parent company, Aleph, is a national chain of supermarkets that branched out into beer making, catching the second wave of the craft beer boom in Japan. Hiring a German brewer back …

Yakurai Beer Information

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Yakurai Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Kami, in Miyagi, Japan. The brewery opened in 1999 and since opening, they have been brewing German style beers and also only use German malt in their recipe. Being situated at the base of Mt Yakurai, the brewery also has access to fresh mountain spring water for use in their beer. …

Susukino Ji-Beer Information

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Susukino Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Sapporo, in Hokkaido, Japan. The brewery has been operating since 1999 and takes its name from the famed Susukino Alley, known for its bars and izakayas that are open to the early hours of the morning. It’s also known for being the red light district of Sapporo too. All of their …