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CRAFT BEER

If all you drink is Asahi, Sapporo and Kirin, you're depriving yourself of some of the best craft beer Tokyo has to offer — and there sure is a lot of it out there.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Top 5
Apr 21, 2024
A craft beer crawl through Tokyo’s top bars, brewpubs and dives
From microbreweries to tiny pubs stocking umpteen bottled choices, Tokyo is now more than ever a beer lover’s dream.
Hiromi Uetake has future plans to turn some of the currently unused rooms of the former elementary school into taprooms for visiting customers.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 14, 2024
Craft beer’s hoppy road to the deep north
Beer drinkers in these occasionally frozen lands now enjoy flavors infused with deep stories and their home prefectures’ splendid natural beauty.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2023
Sapporo Holdings to shutter century-old San Francisco brewer Anchor Brewing
Sapporo bought the maker of Anchor Steam beer to gain a foothold in the U.S. craft-beer market and make up for declining domestic consumption but has failed to turn its fortunes around.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 7, 2023
Craft brewers drink to success of Yokohama startup's new 'beer paper'
The item has taken off recently, appearing at beer promotion events in various forms, including menus, coasters and drink holders.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
May 22, 2022
Libushi Bashamichi: Raising the bar for casual craft beer dining
Delicate ales, hearty stouts and a sophisticated menu make a visit to this Yokohama taproom a must for any craft brew connoisseur.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 17, 2022
No boundaries — culinary, cultural and other — at Meraki Syokudou
Chef-owner Hiroaki Suzuki relies on his inner creative compass to craft a truly remarkable dining experience.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 9, 2022
A Kobe farmers market opens Tha Door for craft beer-loving couple
Momentum was building around In Tha Door Brewing's collaborations but it wasn't until 2018 when the Nakatos decided something more formal was needed.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Nov 28, 2020
A genteel craft beer crawl through Kamakura
Being a tourist can be thirsty work, even in the genteel surrounds of Kamakura. Here are six of the former samurai capital's best watering holes.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Nov 28, 2020
Craft brewer Sean Collett: 'If you chase two rabbits, you'll catch neither'
The founders of Two Rabbits Brewing Company have brought their corner of the craft beer market to Shiga Prefecture, a perfect place to burrow down.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 24, 2020
Japan’s craft beer industry looks to maintain connections with fans
From tax breaks to take-out alcohol and trimmed-down events, bars and breweries transform their neighborhood ties.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 10, 2020
After a summer without craft beer festivals, where does the industry go from here?
For Japan's craft beer, festivals and events are key to industry growth. Cancelations have left breweries and staff scrambling to make up lost income.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Aug 15, 2020
Omnipollos Tokyo: A bold, boozy newcomer to the craft beer scene
Omnipollo is no run-of-the-mill craft beer company, and its first Japanese outpost, Omnipollos Tokyo, lives up to the brand's quirky reputation.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jul 4, 2020
Mikkeller Kanda: A killer beer-burger combination
With 12 taps of craft beer, premium burgers and funky environs, Mikkeller Kanda is a welcome addition to Tokyo's dining scene.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 4, 2020
Japan craft brewery turns beer into gin amid pandemic slump
With bars and restaurants largely empty of revelers during the outbreak, craft beer consumption dried up and left owners needing a near-miracle.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 9, 2019
Tokyo Aleworks: Keeping its doors open to the community
Tokyo Aleworks offers periodic one-day brewing classes for customers to try their hand at making beer, just one way it opens its doors to young brewers and the local community.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 10, 2019
Craft beer boom spells hope for hops in Iwate town
Encouraged by the craft beer boom, the city of Tono in Iwate Prefecture has been welcoming outsiders wanting to try new ways to revive its hop-growing industry and transform the community into a "beer town."
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Oct 5, 2019
Two Fingers gets two thumbs up for craft beer and cooking
Two Fingers is a bright little eight-tap, 15-seater pub in the residential streets in northwestern Ikebukuro that was opened in February by two enthusiasts who turned their shared passion for beer into a classic labor-of-love project.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Aug 31, 2019
An ongoing evolution: 25 years of craft beer in Japan
In its first 25 years, Japanese craft beer has faced its share of challenges. Cultivating Craft wraps up with a look at how far the craft beer boom has come, but also what industry experts say needs to improve.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Aug 24, 2019
Beer Pub Takumiya: A place to talk, a place to drink
Takumi Shiraishi owns three lively craft beer pubs across Kyoto where he encourages customers to commune over a good pint and plates of locally grown food.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Aug 3, 2019
Coedo Brewery's beer is rooted in agriculture
A desire to use perfectly edible produce deemed 'unsuitable' for sale led Coedo Brewery to innovate with local ingredients in beer, and now its brews are on shelves nationwide.

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