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 …

Monkey Mountain Brewing Information

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Monkey Mountain Brewing is a micro craft beer brewery based in Oita, in Kyushu, Japan. The brewery started operations in February 2019. Monkey Mountain uses British and German malt and American, British, and German hops uses locally sourced mountain water for their beers. The system used at the time of writing is 100 to 120 liters at a time and …

Akari Brewing Information

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Akari Brewing is a Japanese microbrewery located in Imaichi city, in Tottori, in Japan and the brewery started out in May 2018. The area around Akari Brewing was developed as a castle town around Kano Castle during the Sengoku period. It’s name then changed to Shikason from the early Meiji era, then renamed Shikano-cho, Ketaka-gun, and was transferred to Tottori …

Ageuma Beer / Hosokawa Brewery Information

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Hosokawa Brewery, like many others that came out at the time, is originally a sake brewery that later opened up a beer brewery in the form of Ageuma Beer. The sake brewery started out in 1850, while the range of Ageuma Beer’s first came on sale in August 1997. All of the beers produced in the Ageuma Beer range have …

Nihonkai Beer Club Information

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Nihonkai Beer Club, or sometimes known as Heart & Beer Nihonkai Beer Club, is perhaps one of Japan’s most remote breweries, as it is located on the Noto peninsula, in Ishikawa prefecture, hence the name Nihonkai which means “Japan Sea”. The brewery opened up in June 1998, and since then, have been primarily focused on Czech style beers. All of …

DD4D Brewing Information

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DD4D Brewing is both a fashion store and brewpub located in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Shikoku. DD4D Brewing is actually the sister brewery to YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen in Yoyogi, Tokyo, but this branch is headed by brewer Mike Donohue, who bewed at Flying Fish Brewery in New Jersey, and at the 21st Amendment Brewpub in San Francisco, California as an …

Cyonmage Beer Information

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Cyonmage Beer, also known as Yamaguchi Hagi Beer, is a Japanese craft brewery located in Yamguchi, Japan. It’s easy to get confused with this brewery and also Yamaguchi Ji-Beer, but they are very much different breweries. Cyonmage Beer started out brewing in 1996 and like many other breweries at the time, they had a firm focus on German style beers, …

Vertere Beer Information

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Vertere Beer is a microbrewery located in Okutama, in western Tokyo, Japan. The brewery opened up March 2016 and also operate a small bar called Beer Café Vertere. Vertere founders, Hikari Suzuki and brewer Tsukino Kokage are two friends from high school. In December 2014, they established the Vertere company with the idea of “Imagine who, where and how to …

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 …