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 …

Yggdrasil Brewing Information

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Yggdrasil Brewing is a brewpub and brewery located in Hiratsua, in Kanagawa, Japan. Yggdrasil Brewing opened in August 2018; however, their first on-site beers came later in 2019. Yggdrasil Brewing is owned and run by Davido Gardamoto, Yggdrasil Brewing takes its name from the fictional tree that appears in Nordic mythology”Yggdrasil”. Davido, from Brittany, France and loves heavy metal and …

Kobo Brewery Information

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Kobo Brewery is a small microbrewery out in Toyama city, in Toyama, Japan. The brewery opened in 2017 when Jiri Kotynek, perhaps better known as Kochas, left Nihonkai Beer Club and started up Kobo Brewery with his friend Boris Priesol. Located at the base of Mt Tate, Kobo Brewery, which is sometimes stylized as KOBO Brewery, craft brews aim to bring …

Brewccoly Information

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Brewccoly is a craft beer microbrewery located in Akita city, in Akita, Japan. The brewery started operations in November 2018 after opening the taproom earlier on in the year in March 2018 and since then they’ve grown to be one of the largest brewpubs in the Akita area. The name stems (excuse the pun) from the owner, Tsutsui-san, making a …