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 …

Mimasaka Beer Works Information

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Mimasaka Beer Works is a craft beer brewery located in Mimasaka, a city in Okayama, Japan. Mimasaka Beer Works, or MBW as they abbreviate themselves to, opened in May 2018 with the brewery opening up in a disused public facility that had been lying dormant for a while. The brewery predominantly uses imported German and British malts, as well as …

Woodmill Brewery Kyoto Information

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Woodmill Brewery Kyoto is a craft beer brewery located in the Kamigyo district of Kyoto, in Kansai, Japan. The brewery opened up in April 2018, and unlike other breweries in the area, has no taproom or bar of their own, relying on the sales of bottles and kegs of their beers. They use German and English malt and German and …

Kakegawa Farm Brewing Information

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Kakegawa Farm Brewing is a Japanese nano-brewery located in Shizuoka, in Japan. It is located in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture, an area known as a production center for tea. It prospered in the castle town of Kakegawa, which in the Edo period it developed as a postal town along the Tokaido road. Kakegawa Farm Brewing obtained their license …

Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer Information

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Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Fuji city, in Shizuoka, Japan. The brewery opened April 2018, and have been bottling their beers since late 2018. One of the aim’s of Fujiyama Hunter’s Beer is to use as much local produce as possible in their beers from the Fujinomiya area in the future, though right now, the …

Kyoto Brewing Company Information

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Kyoto Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 2015, Kyoto Brewing Company has been a story of continued success ever since. The three people behind KBC (as they’re often called) are Chris Hainge, Paul Speed, and Benjamin Falck. The beers from KBC have a strong Belgian influence, from the yeast used, to the style …

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 —

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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 …

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. …