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CRAFT BEER

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LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Jul 6, 2019
For Shonan Beer, quality and locality drive success
Investment in the local Kanazawa Prefecture market and a focus on the quality of the beer are the keys to success for Shonan Beer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Jun 1, 2019
Homebrewing in Japan: Craft beer's creative foundation
Craft beer in Japan is experiencing a second renaissance. However, many of Japan's breweries are still trying to catch up to the innovation and skill level of their overseas counterparts. Could legalizing homebrewing help boost creativity?
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jun 1, 2019
Hinomoto Beer Parlor: Drink locally, eat independently
It wouldn't be wrong to call Hinomoto a pub. After all it's a craft beer specialist, with 10 taps all devoted to Japanese beers and a counter where you can sit and drink to your heart's content. But that doesn't tell the whole story by a long way.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
May 4, 2019
For Locobeer, success starts close to home
With only one full-time employee, Chiba Prefecture-based Locobeer has kept its local focus for over 20 years, all the while brewing an award-winning and eclectic lineup of beer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Apr 6, 2019
Schmatz Nakameguro: From food truck to prime premises
Timing and location are everything. For the Tokyo-based German beer pub Schmatz, both were in perfect alignment when its latest branch opened in Nakameguro, overlooking the sakura (cherry blossom) trees lining the river just as they were about to blossom.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Apr 6, 2019
Perseverance pays off for SanktGallen Brewery
With its innovative craft beers and approach to marketing, SanktGallen Brewery has established itself in Japan's craft beer world not just once, but twice.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Feb 2, 2019
From one keg to 1,000, Baird Beer is still growing
For Baird Brewing, perseverance and the cultivation of a loyal fan base has made it a rarity in Japanese craft beer: a truly independent brewery. Lacking the shelter of a parent company, it has created a line of taprooms to spread its concept of craft beer and hospitality.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Jan 5, 2019
Fujizakura Heights Beer: Bending the rules of traditional German beer
At Fujizakura Heights Beer, Hiromichi Miyashita pushes the boundaries of Japanese brewing tradition by fusing German and modern American styles.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Dec 1, 2018
Ise Kadoya: Bringing craft beer into the mainstream
Compared to the typical American craft beer company, many craft beer companies in Japan belong to larger, sometimes much older, parent companies. One of the clearest examples of this is Ise Kadoya Microbrewery.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Nov 17, 2018
Ibrew Shinbashi: Craft beer fits fine in salaryman territory
The cheap, cheerful, crowded, smoke-patinated dives that populate the lower floors of Shinbashi's Ekimae Building are an enduring time capsule of old-school, after-work salaryman drinking culture. Ibrew's craft beer pub has only been open there for a year, but its no-frills, low-budget approach makes...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Nov 3, 2018
Minoh Beer: A father's dream, a daughter's reality
A vibrant part of Japan's craft beer community since 1997, family-run Minoh Beer has been pushing the boundaries of brewing by harnessing local flavors — and they have the international awards to prove it.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Cultivating Craft
Oct 6, 2018
Japan's craft beer scene: 25 years in the making
The secret is long since out: Japan's craft beer scene is a vibrant place, filled with innovative brewers creating new and interesting beers alongside masterful examples of traditional styles.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Sep 8, 2018
Cheers to beers connecting northern Europe and Japan
J.L.S. Trading imports an eclectic range of craft beers from various microbreweries in the Baltics and Scandinavia.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
May 12, 2018
Put the sake down, warm weather means craft beer
Although Yona Yona Beer Works is a staple for great craft beer in Tokyo, there are plenty of other hidden gems. Global beer-drinking afficionados share some of their favorites.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Feb 24, 2018
Craft Beer Market Osaka: Cheap pints of tasty craft
The craft beer explosion in Japan has been a boon for drinkers, but the one bitter note in this success story is price. Generally speaking, there's little wiggle room from the ¥1,000 a pint mark — a hefty price to pay for a beer you might never go near again. This makes Craft Beer Market a worthy...
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 13, 2018
Pair turn passion for craft beer into guide to Japan's scene
Website explores the good, the bad and the ugly of Japan's artisanal ales.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / OSAKA RESTAURANTS
Dec 23, 2017
Yes! Burger: Gets an affirmative, though side-issues need work
The crew behind Garage 39, a craft beer pub, have gone west and opened up a burger outpost.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jul 15, 2017
Mikkeller Tokyo: Danish flair in deepest darkest Dogenzaka
Everybody likes a happy ending, especially when the story involves one of Tokyo's most popular pubs. That's why many cheered when Mikkeller Tokyo announced its return this spring.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jun 17, 2017
Another8: Craft beer, stylish setting, top-shelf fare
Another month, another new craft beer bar throws open its doors in Tokyo. The spread of microbrewed saisons, porters and hopped-up IPAs is inexorable and highly welcome — especially when the venue is as attractive and welcoming as Another8.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 3, 2017
Tokyo Beer Week underway with events across Tokyo and Kanagawa
Behind the usual assortment of fresh produce and their derivative goods at the UNU Farmers' Market in Aoyama last weekend, Tokyo Beer Week 2017, which runs through June 11, was quietly kicking off by offering nearly four dozen taps of craft beer from in and outside of Japan. This year's event spans venues...

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