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Beer Festivals in Japan

Craft beer, German beer, and Belgian beer festivals in Tokyo, Yokohama, and throughout Japan!

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Minoh Beer, Osaka

Imagine waking up one morning and finding out your parents have bought you a brewery? It’s a scene that dreams are made of – at least for beer geeks like me – but for Mayuko and Kaori Ohshita, that’s pretty much what happened back in 1997 when their father, a liquor store operator, decided to start a brewery and put them in charge of it. Come take a look inside Japan’s only woman-only brewery.

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Bakayaro! and Inside Baird Brewery

To celebrate the launch of homebrewer turned commercial brewer Chris Poel’s Bakayaro!, I contacted Chris to ask for the recipe. And he obliged. Find out what’s in Chris’ Bakayaro! yourself and take a brief look inside the Baird Brewery in Numazu.

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Making beer at the Kiuchi Brewery, Ibaraki

How would you like to make your own beer at a Japanese brewery? Well you can, at the Brew on Premises facilities of the Kiuchi Brewery in Ibaraki – and in spring 2009 I did just that. Read on to find out what it’s like making beer at Kiuchi, see my first ever brewery visit, and get the recipe for Kiuchi’s award winning Hitachino Nest White Ale.