Imagine the ultimate beer fairy tale. You’re a college student, out for dinner with your family. On the way home, your father, owner of a chain of liquor shops, stops in front of a small warehouse. When you ask why he stopped, your dad replies: “That’s the brewery I just bought! You start making beer tomorrow!”

Like all fairy tales, the truth is a little more complicated, but that’s essentially the origin story of Minoh Beer, an Osaka institution and vibrant part of the Japanese craft beer community since 1997.

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