Kyoto Brewing Company Information

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Kyoto Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 2015, Kyoto Brewing Company has been a story of continued success ever since. The three people behind KBC (as they’re often called) are Chris Hainge, Paul Speed, and Benjamin Falck. The beers from KBC have a strong Belgian influence, from the yeast used, to the style …

Derailleur Beer Works Information

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Derailleur Beer Works is a micro brewery / brewpub based in Osaka, Kansai and they started brewing in 2018. Derailleur Beer Works is actually a collaborative effort between small brewers and local management groups that are promoting the local Nishinari area. The Nishinari area of Osaka became famous in the 90s for an area where people could start drinking in …

Kyoto Brewing Company Interview

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Kyoto is more famous for its temples, shrines, and of course geisha than for craft beer. Kyoto has a handful of craft beer breweries, with the majority of them taking the once-typical route of being a side-company to a sake brewery. However, Kyoto Brewing Company have taken a vastly different route – one we haven’t seen before at BeerTengoku. An …

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Heiwa Craft Beer Information

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Heiwa Craft Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Kainan, in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. The brewery opened in May 2015, with its parent company being a sake distillery that was founded in 1928 – relatively young for a sake distillery in Japan. Like other sake distilleries, the parent company wanted to use the premises for when sake is not …

Voyager Brewing Information

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Voyager Brewing is a craft beer brewery located in Tanabe city, in Wakayama prefecture in Japan. Voyager Brewing that started brewing beer in October 2016 but actually opened in 2015 once all the equipment from Canada had been sourced and brought over. The brewery uses Canadian and German malt and hops from America, Germany, and Czech Republic and uses water …

Rokko Beer Information

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Rokko Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Kobe, Japan. They are considered to be part of the first generation of craft beer breweries in Japan, having started out in 1997, soon after the Japanese government reduced the demands for the brewing licenses. Since then, Rokko Beer have opened up a few diners and bars in the local Kobe …

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu Information

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu

Kizakura Kyoto Bakushu, like many other first generation craft beer breweries, has its roots in the sake production business, and was established soon after the Japanese government changed the alcohol production laws back in 1994. Kizakura Beer started making beer back in 1995, with the using the same water that they have been using to make sake. They have also collaborated …

Hi no Tani Kogen Beer Information

Hi no Tani Beer

Hi no Tani Kogen Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Mie, Japan. They are also sometimes called Fire Valley Beer as well, though since 2015, their beers have been progressively marketed under the Japanese name. It’s part of the Mizawa resort, that first opened in 1954, with the brewery itself opening in July 1998. The brewery came about …

Nagisa Beer Information

Nagisa Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan. They opened on 18th November 1996, a couple of years after the Japanese government had reduced the amount of beer needed for a licence, and the brewery is considered to be one of the first wave of Japanese craft breweries.Nagisa Beer obtained their licence to brew beer the year …

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Nagahama Roman Beer Information

Nagahama Roman Beer, also sometimes known as Roman Beer, is a craft beer brewery located in Shiga, Japan. Located on the shores of Lake Biwa, also known as Biwa-ko, Nagahama Roman Beer have been producing craft beer since 1996, the year the Japanese government loosened its restrictions on the production of beer. While not necessary a traditional German brewery, Nagahama Roman Beer …