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Making Okonomiyaki, a Savory Japanese “Pancake” with Brown Ale Cooking with Beer by

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, Japanese Okonomiyaki becomes a perfect canvas for an endless number of topping combinations.

Big in Japan: Stouts in the Land of the Rising Sun Beer Without Borders by

In contrast to the country’s ubiquitous lagers, a growing number of Japanese brewers are making big, bold Stouts, often with local ingredients.

Biiru o Nihon Onegaishimasu! (Two Beers, Please!): Exploring Japan’s Budding Beer Culture Feature by

In 1994, a new law allowed breweries to produce a minimum of 600 hectoliters per year. Microbrewing in Japan was born. Over 200 microbreweries sprang up in a few years. Today that number is half of what it was. Yet the beer culture in urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka is twice as strong.

Amber Highways: Brewers Hit the Road in Search of Knowledge and New Opportunities Feature by

Taking time off to travel allows brewers to escape the comfort zone of their local brewing scene. Countless possibilities await those willing to expand their worldview for the sake of professional development, whether it’s a state or a continent away.

Crossing Cultures: Making a True Sake-Beer Hybrid Feature by

The idea of marrying sake and beer has been around for a while, but a hybrid has never been made in any great quantity. One of the issues is that many brewers, in spite of their creativity, do not have experience with sake.

Beer Rises in the East: Japan’s Microbrewery Boom Feature by

How can craft brewers survive the global recession? Ask the Japanese. During its economic boom in the 1980s, the Japanese were huge consumers of single-malt whiskies and fine wines. Beers are starting to enjoy a similar cache.

Sushi and Beer Cooking with Beer by

When did the Pilsner become the standby beer for most Asian cuisines? While certain varieties of fish are delicate, the makeup of certain fishes such as a fatty toro or oily mackerel will stand up to a more complex ale.

Craft Beer Goes Global Unfiltered by

The Baird Brewing Company and Yo-Ho Brewing Company bring an American craft approach to the Japanese beer market.