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 …

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 …

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 …

Y Market Brewing Tour

Y Market Brewing Tour・ワイマーケットブルーイングツアー

As we travelled through Nagoya in a taxi – the previous night at Hop Buds had been a bit heavy – the scenery changed from one of hustle and bustle, to one of industrial. Sprawling factories in the northern part of Nagoya, dotted along the banks of The Shin River – another man-made part of the area. All of the …

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Y Market Brewing Interview

Y Market Brewing Front

Travelling into Nagoya is perhaps one of my favourite trips. Everything you want to access is immediately around you – no changing of trains to get from the station into the city centre (Shin-Yokohama), no walking around to get away from the ominous building (Kyoto), and no buses needed to get to the actual city (Kanazawa!). And with Nagoya, it’s …

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 …

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 …

Far Yeast Brewing Company Interview

Far Yeast Brewing Front・ファーイーストブルーイングフロント

What comes first – the brewery or the beer? In this day and age, with contract breweries making beer for others, and phantom breweries popping up at different breweries to make a beer before going elsewhere, it’s not a straightforward question. Moreover, if you’ve dealt with any Japanese official then you’ll have been met with bureaucracy galore. Far Yeast Brewing …

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 …