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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 …

Kirishima Beer Information

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Kirishima Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Miyazaki, in Kyushu, Japan. The parent company started out life as shochu distillery back in 1916, with the brewery starting out in 1998. However, in 2016, they decided to revamp their lineup and brewery. This revamp saw an expansion in their manufacturing line, a redesign of their beers, and a focus …

Y Market Brewing Information

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Y Market Brewing is a craft beer brewery located in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. Opened in 2014, Y Market Brewing is owned by the same company that owns Sakaya Okadaya in the heart of the Yanagibashi Market in Nagoya. The building encompasses both the brewery on the first floor, and the brewpub on the second. The current head brewer, Kachi-san, used to …

Yatsugatake Touchdown Brewery Information

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Yatsugatake Touchdown Brewery is a craft beer brewery located in Kiyosato, in Yamanashi, Japan. The brewery opened in 1997 and incorporates the brewery and the bar brewpub Rock on the premises too. The beers are based around German style beers and the brewmaster Kazumi Yamada joined Yatsugatake Beer Touchdown after 40 years working at Kirin. Yatsugatake Touchdown Main Lineup The …

Sakura Brewery Information

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Sakura Brewery is a craft beer brewery located in Kitakami, in Iwate, Japan. The brewery opened in 2015 and uses the ethos of being inspired by local products, specialties and culture. Sakura Brewery also uses local spring water to make their beers as well as imported malts from the UK and Germany, along with hops from Germany, New Zealand, and the USA. …

Gassan Beer Information

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Gassan Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Nishikawa town, in Yamagata, Japan. The brewery is located near Mt. Gassan and first started brewing beer in 1998. All of the beer uses fresh mountain spring water from Mt. Gassan as well as all beers being brewed using German techniques. Gassan Beer Main Lineup The following are part of Gassan …

Taisetsu Ji-Beer Information

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Taisetsu Ji-Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Asahikawa, Hokkaido that opened in 1996. All of their beers use underground water from the Mt. Taisetsu range and the buildings that house the brewery and restaurant have been designated as Registered Cultural Properties. Taisetsu Ji-Beer Main Lineup The following are part of Taisetsu Ji-Beer’s all-year round lineup. Taisetsu Pilsner – a 5% …