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Asia Craft beers in Japan

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

  1. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (355) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    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 Aficionado (185) Illinois Mar 14, 2009

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  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (965) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Verified

    Hitachino is over there. They make some good stuff.
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  4. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (355) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    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 Savant (405) Illinois Nov 27, 2010 Verified

    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 Savant (355) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    For some reason that makes perfect sense :)

    ABREWCADABREW Disciple (50) Japan Nov 18, 2011

  8. CraftBeerTrader

    CraftBeerTrader Aspirant (25) 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!