The brewing equipment has finally reached Aoi Brewery in Shizuoka City!
I took the opportunity to visit Mrs. Kumiko Yasumoto/安本久美子さん, wife of the 6th generation owner of Yasumoto Shoten Store, and whose father used to make soy sauce. Now, the same soy sauce building has become the brand new Aoi Brewery!
“Aoi” is the Japanese name for “hollyhock” and is the emblem plant on the crest of Shizuoka City and the Kunozan Shrine where Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined.
Naoki Mando had to obtain a special permission to use this very crest from the above two entities!
Of course he wears the crest on his working clothes!
This will become a collector’s item!
Generators and so forth are outside the brewery building under the parking roof.
The equipment was imported from China, and it is tough work to assemble!
Naoki will need all his staff and specialists’ help to have it ready on April 1st when the Japan Tax Bureau will come to inspect the installations!
From the extreme left, the hot water tnak, Brew kettle/whirlpool tank, and the mash/lauter combi-tank!
The 4 tanks on the left and the middle one are fermentation tanks!
These are the bright beer tanks and the keg sterilizer!
The keg sterilizer!
The keg washing machine!
I couldn’t take pictures of the two basins and ice water tank>
The door to the refrigerated keg storeroom!
The beer kegs!
The tool storeroom!
I didn’t take a picture of the office room for obvious reasons!
This will be the pub space to opened in September!
Soon or later the brewery will be off-limits!
If everything goes well we’ll taste the first Aoi Brewing Brewery craft beers in May!
AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK
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