Yggdrasil Brewing Roundup

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Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Yggdrasil Brewing at Yggdrasil Brewing in Hiratsuka. Yggdrasil Fenrir Details ABV: 5% IBU: 25 Style: Session IPA Yggdrasil Fenrir Mini Review Appearance: Light golden colour that was slightly hazy, fluffy white head. Aroma: Jammy – lots of strawberry and some …

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Ebina Beer Information

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Ebina Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Ebina, in Kanagawa, Japan. Owned by Czech brewer Tomas Rehak and his wife Fumika, they have been operating since August 2017 and are the first brewery to be located in Ebina. Rehak spent 20 years as part of the well – oiled machine of the Prague orchestra, before moving to Japan …

Number Nine Brewery Roundup

Number Nine Brewery Beer・ナンバーナインブルワリービール

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Number Nine Brewery Beers at Quays Pacific Bar & Grill. Number 8 Wheat Ale Details ABV: 4.2% IBU: N/A Style: Spice beer / Wheat ale Number 8 Wheat Ale Mini Review Appearance: Hazy light golden yellow colour with a thin, …

Sankt Gallen Interview

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If you’ve been to a Japanese beer festival at all in the last 20 years, then you’ve more than likely seen Sankt Gallen there. That person serving the beer, who could pass for a Japanese rockstar, is the brewer and owner of Sankt Gallen, Iwamoto-san. You’ve also probably met Nakagawa-san, more commonly known as Miki, the hard-working person behind Sankt …

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Ebina Beer Interview

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Tomas Rehak spent 20 years as part of the well – oiled machine of the Prague orchestra. Now he and his partner Fumika are making a name for themselves as Ebina Beer. Tomas Rehak is a man who respects hard work. He tells us of the trouble he had finding someone reliable to construct his brewery in Ebina, Kanagawa. He …

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TDM 1874 Interview with George Juniper

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Located in the small commuter town of Tokaichiba in West Yokohama, TDM1874 has been brewing for just over a year (when this article comes out) and has already seen interest growing in both its beer and its head brewer, George Juniper. Sales of their beers, which started in their own brewpub, have spread across Japan and can now be found …

Kazekami Brewery Information

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Kazekami Brewery is a Japanese craft beer brewery located in Kanagawa, Japan. In operation since 2015, the brewery is the result of the efforts of Tanoue-san, the sole brewer and, as we were to find out later, also label designer, bottler, seller – basically the engine of the brewery. The small premises meant that the initial setup, all built by Tanoue-san …

Kazekami Brewery Interview

Tanoue-san with Kazekami Brewery

A small red shuttered lot in an nondescript apartment building is not usually where you would expect to find a brewery. However, lying in a busy suburb between Hiyoshi station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line to Yokohama and Shin-Kawasaki on the JR Yokosuka Line, is Kazekami Shuzo (Brewery). In operation since 2015, the brewery is the result of the efforts …

Atsugi Beer Interview with Mochizuki-san

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Atsugi Beer has been operating since 1997, and has been at the same location for the whole time. Quite rare for a Japanese brewery to have been in the same place for so long, but when the local politician not only asks you to make a beer for the area but also provides you with the building, then why move? …

Yorocco Beer Information

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Yorocco Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Zushi, Kanagawa prefecture that opened in September 2012. The owner and head brewer, Kichise-san started out owning a bar in Enoshima for almost a decade before moving into the brewing business. Yorocco Beer originally started out serving beer to local restaurants and bars in the area and Beach Muffin in Zushi …