Octone Brewing Information

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Octone Brewing, pronounced o-ku-to-one, is a brewery and brewpub located in Minakami, in Gunma, Japan. Octone Brewing opened in April 2018 in an area of Japan that is more famous for its scenery and sports in the area than for its beer. Octone Brewing is located in a corner of the Yubara Onsen district, which is a downtown area of …

Tokyo Aleworks Information

Tokyo Aleworks is a brewery and brewpub primarily located in the Itabashi area of Tokyo, in Japan. The brewery officially opened on May 1, 2018, though with the brewpub under the name of Itabashi Brewing Unit having opened a few months earlier in December 2017. Tokyo Aleworks encompasses the ethos of a community brewery by also teaching people how to …

Zakkoku Kobo Brewery Information

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Zakkoku Kobo Brewery, sometimes known as Zakkoku Kobo Microbrewery, is a Japanese brewery located in Ogawa-machi, in Saitama, Japan. The brewery was started by Baba Isamu in 2004 and focuses on using locally, organically grown grains where possible in the beer. This came about because he had too many grains after harvesting. The solution he came up with was that …

Yggdrasil Brewing Information

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Yggdrasil Brewing is a brewpub and brewery located in Hiratsua, in Kanagawa, Japan. Yggdrasil Brewing opened in August 2018; however, their first on-site beers came later in 2019. Yggdrasil Brewing is owned and run by Davido Gardamoto, Yggdrasil Brewing takes its name from the fictional tree that appears in Nordic mythology”Yggdrasil”. Davido, from Brittany, France and loves heavy metal and …

Devilcraft Brewery Information

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Besides being a popular pizza and craft beer chain of shops, Devilcraft also have a brewery, which is located in Oimachi, in Tokyo, Japan. The story is that the original Kanda branch was going to be a brewpub, but the pizza and craft beer proved to be so popular that it didn’t make sense to take out some of the …

Ushitora Brewery Information

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Ushitora is not just a chain of craft beer bars, but they also have a brewery, which opened in October 2014, with the purpose of better serving beers that their clients liked. Since opening, they have seen a number of brewers pass through their ranks, with Luc Bim Lafontine (Dieu de Ciel!, Godspeed) and Uetake-san (Coedo, Hop Kotan) both having …

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 …

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

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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 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, …

Chichibu Beer Information

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Chichibu Beer, also known as Bear Meets Beer, is a craft beer brewery located in Chichibu, in Saitama, Japan. Chichibu is more famous for its fruit and steam trains, rather than breweries, but the husband and wife couple made the move from Hokkaido to start the brewery back in November 2017. They also operate the Mahollo Bar, which is essentially …