Tag: Tokyo

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.

Beer Rises in the East 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. Hand-made beers are starting to enjoy a similar cache, but without the exorbitant price tag.

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.