Nomcraft Brewing Information

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Nomcraft Brewing is a Japanese microbrewery located in Aridagawa, in Wakayama, Japan. The brewery is run by three people: Ben Emrich from Portland, Adam Baran from Chicago, and Takumi Kaneko, a PR manager from Aichi. Due to a local event in Osaka, Adam became interested in Aridagawa because of the Portland Fair being held in Hanshin Department Store, Osaka. It …

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 …

Nara Brewing Company Information

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Nara Brewing Company, as the name suggests, is a craft beer brewery located in Nara, in Japan. The brewery was founded in July 2017 with the aim of putting Nara not just on the craft beer map in Japan, but also around the world, making people aware of Nara’s culture and beauty too. At the time of writing, Nara Brewing …

Woodmill Brewery Kyoto Information

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Woodmill Brewery Kyoto is a craft beer brewery located in the Kamigyo district of Kyoto, in Kansai, Japan. The brewery opened up in April 2018, and unlike other breweries in the area, has no taproom or bar of their own, relying on the sales of bottles and kegs of their beers. They use German and English malt and German and …

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 …

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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 …