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 …


Hakkaisan Izumi Beer Information

Hakkaisan Izumi Beer is a Japanese craft beer brewery, located in Niigata, Japan. Like many other beer breweries in Japan, Hakkaisan Izumi Beer is an off-shoot of a sake company called Hakkaisan, which is more famous for the Japanese sake brand, imaginatively titled Hakkaisan. Like the range of sake, Hakkaisan Izumi Beer uses locally sourced water from the “Spring water from Raiden” …

Niigata Beer Information

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Niigata Beer is a small brewery located in Niigata city, Niigata and has an annual output of about 200,000L per year. It started out in 1997 soon after the government deregulated the beer industry and survived the craft beer crash soon after. Niigata Beer is well known for their diverse and unique line up, incorporating adjuncts that have not been …


Echigo Beer Information

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Echigo Beer was the first microbrewery in Japan to form once the Japanese government had reduce the production capacity and licensing laws in 1993. Echigo Beer started a brewpub in 1995 and began selling their first beer, Ocean Beer, in October of the same year. Since then, Echigo Beer has grown in size and is now considered one of the …

Swan Lake Beer Information

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Swan Lake Beer is located in Sasaoka, Niigata about 45 minutes from the Japan sea and they have been brewing beers 1997. Swan Lake Beer also have a few taprooms located in Tokyo as well as in their home prefecture of Niigata that both sell the majority of their beers. Swan Lake Beer can boast a proud heritage as they have won …