Asia Who is the best authority on Japan's craft beer scene?

Discussion in 'The Rest of the World' started by oztapguy, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. oztapguy

    oztapguy Initiate (119) Oct 23, 2006 Australia

    We are doing a special tasting session in Melbourne and Sydney on Japan's craft beers and want to do a live interview with an English-speaking authority on the craft beer scene in Japan.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of who this could be? It could a beer writer/journalist or highly regarded brewer for instance.
  2. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2011 Colorado

    Baird Brewing in Japan is run by a white guy (American?) who definitely speaks English. You can email them at

    ABREWCADABREW Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Japan

    Chris Poel (Lead Brewer) or Bryan Baird (Master Brewer/Owner) at Baird Beer.

    Also, Ry Beville, publisher of the Japan Beer Times (
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  4. oztapguy

    oztapguy Initiate (119) Oct 23, 2006 Australia

    Thanks guys. Bryan will be on holidays but I will check about the other two!
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