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 …

Kobushi Hana Beer Information

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Kobushi Hana Beer, which also operates under the name of Hanyu Brewery, is a Japanese craft beer located in Saitama prefecture. Interestingly enough, Hanryu Brewery is located next door to Saitama Aquarium in Hanyu city and opened in September 1999 as part of a major investment by the Hanyu city municipal board. The brewery itself is almost 60% owned by …

Coedo Brewery Information

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Like other Japanese microbreweries, Coedo Brewery took advantage of the law change and started brewing beers in 1996, initially using the wheat from their local area. Unable to find a malting company nearby, they began to use locally sourced sweet potatoes instead. They also invited a German braumeister to stay and teach the Coedo staff his techniques over a 5 year period. …