Japan’s Alcohol-Free Beer-volution in Nagoya

Dec 31, 2021 By Bert Wishart

Japan is, it's pretty safe to say, something of a boozy country. Whether social events, ceremonies or even work, most milestones are marked with a nomikai [drinking party] and a...[ Click to read more ]

Japan Brewer’s Cup: The Tournament of Suds 2019

Dec 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Please read the following in the voice of one of those monster truck TV spots from back in the day: Thirty-five of the best craft brewers from all over Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

World Beer Summit in Nagoya

Jul 31, 2017 By

With all that is happening in the world today I think we can all agree that a summit is needed.  A beer summit, perhaps with “beers from around the world +...[ Click to read more ]

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Keep c(K)ool and Kampai! Beer Gardens in Hiroshima

Jul 26, 2017 By Jade Brischke

When rainy season finally ends and the nights are hot and steamy, there is nothing better to do on a summer’s night than to sit outside. If you combine this...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Octoberfest In July!

Jun 20, 2017 By Ray Proper

Yes, October Fest in July; why not? Drop by and sample German food, and BEER; lots and lots of German beer. I am all about imbibing of some bratwurst, sauerkraut,...[ Click to read more ]

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Biru Stand Shigetomi: Hiroshima’s Standing Beer Bar

Apr 24, 2017 By Jade Brischke

The lack of space in Japan has resulted in the need to utilise every square metre possible and thus, to ensure it is put to good use. Combine this with...[ Click to read more ]

Don’t Miss a Maiko Performance at Kyoto’s Miyagawa-cho Beer Garden

Jul 25, 2016 By Justin Hanus

One of the most entertaining evening activities during the summer months in Japan is enjoying drinks from one of the many glittering rooftop beer gardens that light up in the...[ Click to read more ]

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Cheers to Summer in Hiroshima… and Miyajima Beer!

Jul 22, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Summer in Hiroshima means fireworks, summer festivals and beer. Granted there are many wonderful beer gardens to relax at on a hot summer’s night, but many people forget (or don’t...[ Click to read more ]

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