Otaru Beer Information

Otaru Beer

Otaru Beer is a craft beer brewery located in Otaru, in Hokkaido, Japan. The brewery opened in 1999 and since then, they have been brewing German style beers. The parent company, Aleph, is a national chain of supermarkets that branched out into beer making, catching the second wave of the craft beer boom in Japan. Hiring a German brewer back …


Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale by Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo

Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale

Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale is an English amber ale from Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo based in Otaru, Hokkaido that is brewed using locally sourced ingredients. It has an abv of 5% and is available all year round though any other information about it is severely lacking as it isn’t even listed on the Hokkaido Bakushu Jozo homepage. Otaru Bakushu Amber Ale …

Full Moon Beer by Otaru Beer Brewery

Full Moon Beer

Full Moon Beer, from Otaru in Hokkaido, is pilsner style beer that comes in a variety of labels. Based on lunar cycles, somebody decided to brew the Full Moon Beer at the dawn of a full moon night and then slowly mature it for a whole lunar cycle, with special yeast added. Sound like pseudo-science babble to me. This 5% …