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

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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 …

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 …

Uchu Brewing Information

Uchu Brewing Information

Uchu Brewing is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Hokuto city, in Yamanashi, Japan. Uchu Brewing started brewing in March 2018 with the first beers being released in May of the same year. Unlike many other breweries in Japan, Uchu Brewing actually started out by growing their own hops as to use in their own beer; however, they soon learnt afterwards …

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 …

Bayern Meister Bier Information

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Bayern Meister Bier is a craft beer brewery located in Fujinomiya city, in Shizuoka. Bayern Meister Beer opened in 2004 and is also Japan’s first Bavarian-style brewery in Japan, under the auspicious eyes of head brewer Stephen Rager. Before opening, he visited over 150 different springs to find the best water suited to the traditional styles of beers from Germany. All …

Fujiyama Beer in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

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Fujiyama Beer The Bottom Line I had been warned beforehand about this place, but I’m not surprised that Fujiyama Beer’s aren’t more readily available as the quality of the ones I had were sub-standard, considering the amount of time the brewery has been around for. While the bar / restaurant itself is a nice little place in the countryside, that is …

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Myoko Kogen Beer Information

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Myoko Kogen Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Myoko Kogen, in Niigata, Japan. The brewery open in May 1998 and enlisted the help of the oldest Czech brewery U Fleck to help brew some beers based on the water sourced from the local area. All the beers use European malt and hops from Eastern Europe alongside the mountain spring …