Asia Craft beers in Japan

Discussion in 'The Rest of the World' started by TheBeerDad, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    My family and I will be moving to Japan next year and lately I have been wondering what the beer scene is like over there. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge or an idea of what I might expect to find? I don't think I could last a year without a decent stout, beginning plans on transferring KBS into shampoo bottles...
     
  2. pudgym29

    pudgym29 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2009 Illinois

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  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,318) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Hitachino is over there. They make some good stuff.
     
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  4. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    We aren't sure where we will be yet, we have only been able to put in requests for where we will be placed.
     
  5. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Aspirant (279) Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    If you are on the mainland, the selection willl be better. Okinawa was a bit tough. You can order a wide range of things online, though, and they will ship to you. I can tell you that getting beer in Germany is much easier!
     
  6. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    For some reason that makes perfect sense :slight_smile:
     
  7. ABREWCADABREW

    ABREWCADABREW Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Japan

  8. CraftBeerTrader

    CraftBeerTrader Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012

    In addition to all the other great suggestions, you might also give our website a shot (http://www.craftbeertrader.com).

    We're teaming up with brewers all around Japan. You can purchase beer directly from Japanese brewers via our site and have it delivered to your door. We've got a media section, event listings, and some industry info there too, if you're interested.

    Hope this will be a helpful resource for you! We're growing nearly every week at this rate, so I imagine by the time you arrive in the country you'll have quite a lot to choose from. Cheers!
     
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