Category Archives: Beer Brewery

Shizuoka Craft Beer: Aoi Brewing-Shimizu Harumi Oranges Ale!

At long last the new craft beer made with local oranges by Aoi Brewing in Shizuoka City is available on tap at AOI BEER STAND in Miyuki-Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the largest citruses-producing Prefectures in Japan and grows many local varieties.
One is called “Harumi Mikan” and is grown in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Aoi Brewing could come up with this fruit beer thanks to the JA and Shizuoka Government cooperation.
It is a brew limited to 450 liters which necessitated the help of other brewers in Shizuoka Prefecture, a true local product!
Judging from the TV coverage and incredible popularity it will soon disappear, but hopefully it will become a regular annual feature!

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Served on tap
Barley, Maris Otter malt, Pilsner Malt, Australia Galaxy hop, Summer hop, Harumi Mikan ornages
2-step process: 1) orange peels, 2) orange juice
Unfiltered
Alcohol/ABV: 5.4%
Bubbles: fine bubbles.Longish head. White
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: Deep lemon/light orange color
Aroma: fruity and dry. Oranges. Elegant aroma.
Taste: Deep, dry and fruity attack.
Extremely refreshing.
Complex. Oranges, orange peels. Citruses.
Lingers long enough on palate for true tasting with dominant oranges.
Varies little with food.
Stays true to first impressions all the way through.

Overall: very elegant and easy to drink craft beer. Very refreshing. Perfect for a hot afternoon.
Its soft dryness makes for a very satisfying brew that ladies in particular will enjoy, although men did show a keen interest!
Bound to be even more celebrated in the near future!
Top-class fruit beer!

Beer Junkie MOTEL

420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 11-5, IMAKKOKO Bldg. 1F
Tel.: 054-253-6558
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00, 17:00~26:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday
Parties welcome
FACEBOOK

BEER GARAGE

Aoi Brewing Co.,Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyagasaki Chyo, 30
Tel.: 054-294-8911
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00 (Monday~Friday), 15:00~23:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesdays
COD, Cash On Delivery only for all orders.
MAP
FACEBOOK

AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK
FACEBOOK

Some Aoi beers are also available at Aoi Brewery’s restaurant in Shizuoka City, namely

GROWSTOCK

420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi Naka Building, 5F
Tel.: 054-293-9331
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00 (Mon.~Thurs.), 17:00~27:00 (Fri & Sat.), 17:00~24:00 (Sun.)
Parties welcome (reserve!)
Credit Cards OK
FACEBOOK

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Shizuoka Beer Breweries List (updated May 13th, 2015)

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Shizuoka Beer Microbreweries is a great source for beer label collectors!

Thanks to its endless supply of incredible natural water Shizuoka Prefecture produces some of the best craft beers not only in Japan but in the world as witnessed by the success of Bryan Baird.
Unfortunately I could not find a comprehensive listing and introduction of the same breweries on the net and decided to fill up this void once for all!

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Here is a simple map of Shizuoka Prefecture to help you locate the breweries!
The introduction of the breweries are below listed from west to east of Shizuoka Prefecture!
Bear in mind that some cities are really big. Check their homepages and addresses!

HAMAMATSU-TENJINGURA BREWERY (Stopped producing on March 31st, 2015)

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Hamamatsu-Tenjingura is also a sake, shochu and liqueur brewery!
They produce 3 types of Czech style beers

Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Tenjin Machi, 3-57
静岡県浜松市中区天神町3-57
TEL: 053-461-6145
Restaurant and beer hall business hours: 10:30~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

AOI BREWING

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This is the latest Craftbeer Brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Owner Naoki Mando/萬藤直樹さん started with four brews on June 22nd, 20014 but the brewery just keeps on producing an incredible array of brews as part of experiments!

BEER GARAGE

Aoi Brewing Co.,Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyagasaki Chyo, 30
Tel.: 054-294-8911
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00 (Monday~Friday), 15:00~23:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesdays
COD, Cash On Delivery only for all orders.
MAP

AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK

Some Aoi beers are also available at Aoi Brewery’s one restaurant in Shizuoka City, namely

GROWSTOCK

420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi Naka Building, 5F
Tel.: 054-293-9331
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00 (Mon.~Thurs.), 17:00~27:00 (Fri & Sat.), 17:00~24:00 (Sun.)
Parties welcome (reserve!)
Credit Cards OK

AOI BEER STAND FACEBOOK
AOI BREWING FACEBOOK

MEIN SCHLOSS

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Mein Schloss in downtown Hamamatsu City is basically a beer hall serving 5 different beers brewed on site

Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Chuo, 3-8-1
〒430-8691 静岡県浜松市中区中央3丁目8番1号
Tel.: 053-452-1146
Business hours: 11:00~14:30, 17:00~23:00 (Saturdays, 11:00~23:00). Check on the phone as they are sometimes completely reserved!
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

BAYERN MEISTER BIER

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Stephan Rager is the only German national who owns his brewery and makes his own beer in Japan!
He produces 3 types of Bayern-style beers and sometimes does produce beer on order for such clients as the Tokyo German Embassy. He started growing his own hops on site and plans to make real Fujinomiya City beer!

Fujinomiya City, Kami Ideji Kawaharabata, 1254-1
〒418-0103 静岡県富士宮市上井出字河原端1254-1
Tel.: 0544-54-3311
Business hours: 10:00~21:00 (restaurant meals and parties mainly on reservation)
Closed on Wednesdays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

BAIRD BREWERY

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Bryan Baird has deservedly acquired national and international fame and helped to put Numazu City on the world map!
He produces a very wide range of regular and seasonal beers all year long.
His main brewery has been moved to Izu peninsula near Shuzenji but his original pub is still in Numazu city but he has opened branches in Tokyo and elsewhere. Do check his English homepage (also exists in Japanese)!
Business Hours

1052-1, Oodaira, Izushi, Shizuoka-ken
静岡県伊豆市大平1052-1
Tel.: 0558-73-1225
Business hours: 12:00 pm to 9:00pm, Sat., Sun., Holidays; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Open Every Day

Numazu City Taproom Address:
〒410-0845 Numazu City, Senbonminato-cho, 19-4
〒410-0845 静岡県沼津市千本港町19-4
Tel.: 055-963-2628
Business hours: Monday, and Wed. thru Friday; 5:00 PM to Midnight, Sat., Sun., Holidays; Noon to Midnight
Closed on Tuesdays
HOMEPAGE (English)

SAMURAI SURFER BEER

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An offshoot of Nippon Beer Co, it produces so far 3 types of craft beer.
They also produce beers for their mother company, Nihon Beer co, but although made in Numazu they do not qualify much as Shizuoka craft beers.

Numazu City, Shimokanuki, Shimoshooji, 3140-5
〒410-0822 静岡県沼津市下香貫下障子3140-5
Tel.: 055-933-1032
Business hours: 09:00~17:00
Closed on Saturdays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

ORACHE WIND VALLEY BEER

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Orache, originally a dairy products company was the first to produce organic microbeers in Japan!
It produces 4 regular brews and seasonal ones, too.

Tago Gun, Kannami Cho (south of Mishima City), Tanna, 349-1
〒419-0105 静岡県田方郡函南町丹那349-1
Tel.: 055-974-4192
Business hours: 09:00~17:30
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

GOTEMBA KOOGEN BEER ( MORI NO BEER)

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Owned by Yonekyu Co. it is the largest brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture, but it only partly qualifies as a microbrewery. Produces 5 regular beers plus at least 2 real craft beers and also seasonal beers.

412-0033 Gotemba City, Koyama, 719
〒412-0033 静岡県御殿場市神山719
Tel.: 0550-87-5500
Business hours: Check HOMEPAGE as it has many shops and diners!
HOMEPAGE (English) Also exists in Japanese

KURAYA-NARUSAWA

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Located near Nagaoka Station, Izu no Kuni City, north of Izu Peninsula, it is also famous for looking after an important cultural asset, Hansharo, which has become the name of their 4 regular beers!

Izu no Kuni City, Naka, 272-1
伊豆の国市中272-1
Tel.: 055-949-1208
Opening hours (restaurant and souvenir shop): Monday~Thursday: 11:00~15:00, Friday: 11:00~22:00, Saturday, Sunday, National holidays: 10:00~22:00
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

USAMI

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Usami Brewery in Ito City, in the north-eastern part of Izu Peninsula, produces 4 types of craftbeer, but beware that the front label is the same for all. Check the cap or the back label for the variety!
Designated as eco-friendly by the Prefecture!

〒414-0001 伊東市宇佐美3504-1
〒414-0001 Ito City, Usami, 3504-1
Tel.: 0557-33-0333
Business hours: 08:30~17:00
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

IZU KOUGEN BEER

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Izu Kougen Beer/Izu Plateau Beer is located in Ito City and serves and sells its 6 beers in a restaurant remarkable for its reasonable traditional Japanese seafood restaurant.

〒413-0231 静岡県伊東市富戸1103
〒413-0231 Ito City, Tomito, 1103
Tel: 0557(51)3000
Business hours: 11:00~21:00 (restaurant)
Closed only 5 days in the year
HOMEPAGE

IZU NO KUNI BEER (IZU-WORLD MINNA HAWWAIIANS)

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Founded in 2010 in Izu no Kuni City, it brews its own craft beer inside its own restaurants, called Izu World Minna Hawaiians.
It produces 3 types, Pilsner, Stout and Weizen and limited brews.

〒410-2315 静岡県伊豆の国市田京195-2
〒410-2315 Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu No Kuni City, Takyo, 195-2
TEL:0558-76-3355
HOMEPAGE

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Japan Beer Breweries List (regularly updated!)

CONTRIBUTORS

BEER CRUISE NET/THE reference site in Japanese!
BEER ZEN Journal for Craft Beer
JAPAN BEER TIMES
MARTINEAU ROBERT-GILLES
TRANSPORTER Beer Magazine

Micro Breweries List (Prefecture Geographical Order North to South)

北海道 Hokkaido (19)

オホーツクビール Okhotsk Beer
大雪地ビール Taisetsu Ji-beer
ノースアイランド North Island
開拓使麦酒 Kaitakushi Beer
小樽ビール Otaru Beer
鬼伝説地ビール Onidensetsu Ji-beer
大沼ビール Onuma Beer
網走ビール Abashiri Beer
釧路サンセットビール Kushiro Sunset Beer
富良野地麦酒 Furano ji Beer
帯広ビール Obihiro Beer
石狩番屋の麦酒 Ishikari No Banya Beer
月と太陽BREWING Tsuki To Taiyou BREWING
野地麦酒 Susukino Jibiru
ピリカワッカ Hokkaido Beer Pirkawakka
小樽麦酒 Hokkaido Brewing
おたるワイナリービール Otaru winery Beer
ニセコビール Niseko Brewing
はこだてビール Hakodate Beer
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青森県 Aomori (2)

バイコードリンク Baiko Drink (麦雫 Mugi Shizuku)
奥入瀬ビール Oirase Beer
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岩手県 Iwate (6)

ベアレン Baeren
銀河高原ビール Ginga Kogen Beer
いわて蔵ビール Iwatekura Beer
ステラモンテ Stella Monte
夢花まき麦酒醸造所 Yumehanamaki Brewery
Iwate ken, Hanamaki City, Azuma Cho, 5-3, 2F
Tel: 0198-29-5840 (no site)
遠野ビールZUMONA ZUMONA BEER
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宮城県 Miyagi (4)

仙南クラフトビール Sennan Craft Beer
鳴子の風 Naruko No Kaze
やくらいビール Yakurai Beer
松島ビール Matsushima Beer
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秋田県 Akita (3)

あくらビール Aqula Beer
田沢湖ビール Tazawako Beer
田沢湖湖畔の杜ビール Tazawako Koran no Mori
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山形県 Yamagata (3)

地ビール月山 Ji Biru Gassan
将棋のさと果実むら Shogimura
天童ブルワリー Tendou Brewery (桜桃ビール sakura Momo Beer)
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福島県 Fukushima (3)

みちのく福島路ビール Michinoku Fukushima Ji-beer
ななくさビーヤ Nanakusa Beer
猪苗代地ビール Brewery Inawashiro
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茨城県 Ibaraki (4)

常陸野ネストビール Hitachino Nest Beer
牛久ブルワリー Ushiku Brewery (Chateau Kamiya)
やみぞ森林ビール (大子ブルワリー) Yamizo Mori No Beer (Daigo Brewery)
しもつまビール Shimatsuma Beer
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栃木県 Tochigi (6)

那須高原ビール Nasu Kogen Beer
プレストンエール Preston Ale
Kawachi-gun Kaminokawa-cho Oaza Nakahara 421 Joyful Honda 2F
TEL: 0285-55-2259 FAX: 0285-55-2265 (no site)
うしとらブルワリー Ushitora Brewery
ロマンチック村 Romantic Village Brewery
栃木マイクロブルワリ Tochigi Micro Brewery
宇都宮ブルワリー Utsunomiya Brewery
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群馬県 Gunma (7)

オゼノユキドケ Ozenoyukidoke
川場ビール Kawaba Beer
月夜野クラフトビール Tsukiyono Craft Beer
呑龍夢麦酒 Daniel House
赤城高原ビール Akagi Kougen Beer
四万温泉エール Shima Onsen Ale
嬬恋高原ビール Tsumagoi Kougen Beer
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埼玉県 Saitama (7)

こぶし花ビール Kobushi-hana Beer
麦雑穀工房マイクロブルワリー Mugizakkoku Kobo Microbrewery
COEDO(コエド)
氷川ブリュワリー Hikawa Brewery
ベルビア Bell Beer
発泡酒 武蔵野 Happoshu Musashino
小川地ビール Kogawa Jibiru
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千葉県 Chiba (4)

ロコビア Loco Beer
ハーヴェスト・ムーン Harvest Moon
九十九里オーシャンビール Juukuri Ocean Beer
安房麦酒 Anboo Beer
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東京都 Tokyo (17)

隅田川ブルーイング Sumidagawa Brewing
Tennoz Ale (T.Y. Harbor Brewery)
NIDE BEER
多摩の恵 Tama no Megumi
スプリングバレーブルワリー Spring Valley Brewery (Kirin C. Craft Brewery
宮多麦酒 Miyata Beer
ストレンジブリューイング Strange Brewing
ヴィルゴビール Virgo Beer
CAMPION ALE
十条すいけんブルワリー Jujosuiken Brewery (Berr + +)
赤坂ビール Akasaka Beer (Hoppy)
MT Craft Brewery
羽田ブルワリー Handa Brewery
中野ビール工房 Nakano Brewery
うしとら Ushitora (Tochigi Prefecture Ushitora’s Pub House in Tokyo)
高円寺麦酒工房 Kouenji Brewery, 阿佐谷ビール工房 Asaya Brewery, 荻窪ビール工房 Ogikubo Brewery (all under 麦酒企画 Beer Kikaku, Kirin Company
KAMIKAZE BEER

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神奈川県 Kanagawa (13)

横浜ビール Yokohama Beer
BAY BREWING YOKOHAMA by Yokohama Brewing Co.
ヨロッコビール Yorocco Beer
湘南ビール Shonan Beer
鎌倉ビール Kamakura Beer (also includes 江の島ビール Enoshima Beer, Hayama Beer and 横須賀ビール Yokosuka Beer
サンクトガーレン Sankt Gallen Brewery
厚木ビール丹沢のしずく Atsugi Tanzawa no Shizuku
さがみビール Sagami Beer
箱根ビール Hakone Beer
ブリマー・ブルーイング Brimmer Brewing
クラフトビア ムーンライト Craft Beer Moonlight
THRASH ZONE
足柄ハッピーモルト Ashigara Happy Malt
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山梨県 Yamanashi (5)

富士桜高原麦酒 Fujizakura Kogen Mugishu
アウトサイダー・ブルーイング Outsider Brewing
ふじやまビール Fujiyama Beer
甲斐ドラフトビール Kai Draft Beer
タッチダウンビール Touchdown Beer
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新潟県 Niigata (9)

胎内高原ビール Tannai Kogen Beer
スワンレイクビール Swanlake Beer
エチゴビール Echigo Beer
日本海夕陽岬ブルワリー Nihonkai Yuhi Misaki
八海山泉ビール Hakkaisan Izumi Beer
妙高高原ビール Myoko Kogen Beer
新潟麦酒 Niigata Beer
薪小屋ビール Makigoya Beer
ホクセツラガー NOBUスペシャルリザーブ Hokusetsu Lager NOBU Special Reserve by Hokusetsu Brewery
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富山県 Toyama (5)

オオヤブラッスリー Ohya Brasserie
城端麦酒 Johana Beer
宇奈月ビール Unazuki Beer
銀盤酒造 Ginban Brewery
北陸発酵工業(株) 立山エール Hokuriku Brewery Tateyama Ale
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石川県 Ishikawa (3)

奥能登ビール 日本海倶楽部 Okunoto Beer Nihonkai Club
白山わくわくビール (有)農業法人 わくわく手づくりファーム川北 Shirayama Wakuwaku Beer by Wakuwaku Tezukuri Farm Kawakita
加賀地ビール Kaga Jibiru
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福井県 Fukui (3)

越前福井ビールDIOS Echizen Fukui Beer Dios
若狭ビール Wakasa Beer
三方地ビール Mikata Jibiru by PAMCO
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長野県 Nagano (12)

信濃ビール Shinano Beer
志賀高原ビール Shiga Kogen Beer
オラホビール OH!LA!HO BEER
ヤッホー・ブルーイング Yo-Ho Brewing (Yona Yona and 信州ナチュラルビール shinshu Natural Beer)
軽井沢高原ビール Karuizawa Kougen Beer (owned by ヤッホー・ブルーイング Yo-Ho Brewing)
南信州ビール Minami-shinshu Beer
木曽路ビール Kiso Ji-beer
AJBブルワリー AJB Brewery
穂高ビール Hotaka Beer
塩嶺麦酒 Enrie Beer by チロルの森 Tyrol Forest
地ビール白樺・蓼科 Jibiru Shirakaba.tateshina
諏訪浪漫ビール Suwa Roman by 麗人酒造(株) Reiin Brewery
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岐阜県 Gifu (3)

飛騨高山麦酒 Hida Takayama Brewing Agriculture Corporation
博石館ビール Hakusekikan Beer
地ビール飛騨 Ji Biru Hida (古里古里の国 Korikori no Kuni, 下呂麦酒 Gero Gensen, 宮川朝市 Miyakawa Asa Ichi)
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静岡県 Shizuoka (13-1)

御殿場高原ビール Gotemba Kogen Beer
米久(株) 森のビール工場 Yonekyu Mori no Biru
バイエルンマイスタービール Bayern Meister Beer
反射炉ビア Hansharo Beer by 蔵屋鳴沢 Kuraya Narusawa Brewery
ベアードビール Baird Beer
浜松天神蔵 Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Beer (ceased production on march 31st, 2015)
Aoi ブルーイング社 Aoi Brewing
マイン シュロッス Mein Schloss
サムライ サーファー ビア Samurai Surfer Beer
オラチェ ウインド バレー ビア Orache Wind Valley Beer (includes 熱海ビール Atami Beer and 箱根七湯ビール Hakone Shichitoo Beer
宇佐美 Usami (includes 伊豆の地ビール Izu no Jibiru and defunctヨーロピアン地ビール European Jibiru)
伊豆高原ビア Izu Kogen Beer
伊豆の国ビール Izu No Kuni Beer by 時之栖 Toki No Sumika
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愛知県 Aichi (8)

盛田金しゃちビール Morita Kinshachi Beer
ワイマーケットブルーイング Y-Market Beer
Hyappa Brews
安城デンビール Anjo Den Beer
知多マリンビール Chita Marine Beer
ローレライビール Loreley Beer
一宮ブルワリー Ichinomiya Brewery
かいぶつ島ビール Kaibutsushima Beer
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三重県 Mie (8)

モクモク地ビール Mokumoku Ji-beer
伊勢角屋麦酒 Isekadoya Beer
長島地ビール Nagashima Jibiru
馬上ビール Ageuma Beer
かめやま地ビール 乾杯のうた Kameya Jibiru Kampai no Uta
伊勢ポートビール Ise Port Beer
火の谷高原ビール Hi no Tani Kougen Beer
エール工房de伊賀 Ale Kobo de Iga
三重県伊賀市山出920 Mie Prefecture, Iga City, Yamade 920
Tel.:0595-21-3606 (no site)
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滋賀県 Shiga (3)

長浜浪漫ビール Nagahama Roman Beer
びわこいいみちビール Biwako Iimichi Beer
近江ブルーメンビア Oomi Blumen Beer by Blumen No Oka

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奈良県 Nara (1)

曽爾高原ビール Soni Kougen Beer
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京都府 Kyoto (6)

Kyoto Brewing
黄桜ビール Kizakura Beer
京都府周山街道 Kyoto-Fu Shusan Kaido
京都町屋麦酒 Kyoto Machiya Beer by キンシ正宗 Kinshi Masamune
一乗寺ブリュワリー Ichijyouji Brewery
丹後地ビール Tango Jibiru
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大阪府 Osaka (5)

大阪國乃長ビール Osaka Kuninocho Beer
箕面ビール Minoh Beer
道頓堀地ビール Doutonbori Jibiru
市岡ビール工房 地底旅行 Ichioka Beer Brewery Chitei Ryoukou by ニックタナカ Nick Tanaka
堺収穫麦酒 Sakai Shukaku Beer
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和歌山県 Wakayama (1)

ナギサビール Nagisa Beer
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兵庫県 Hyogo (9)

白雪ブルワリービレッジ長寿蔵 Shirayuki Brewery Choushukura
揮八郎ビール Kihachirou Beer
六甲ビール Rokko Beer
スターボードブルーイング Starboard Brewing
丹波篠山ジグザグブルワリー Tanba Sasayama Zigzag Brewery
兵庫県篠山市福住191-1, Hyogo Ken, Sasayama City, Fukusumi, 191-1
Tel.: 079-557-1263 (no site)
明石ビール Akashi Brewery
出石城山ビール Izushi Shiroyama Beer
城崎ビール Shirozaki Beer
あわぢびーる Awaji Beer
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鳥取県 Tottori (1)

大山Gビール Daisen ‘G’Beer
———–
島根県 Shimane (1)

松江地ビール ビアへるん Matsue Beer Hearn
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岡山県 Okayama (6)

独歩ビール Doppo Beer
Dream or Real Door
作州津山ビール Sakushu Itsuyama Beer
吉備土手下麦酒 Kibidote Sagaru Beer
真備竹林麦酒 Mabi Takebayashi Beer
吉井高原ビール Doi Kougen Beer (formerly Doitsu Mori Kronenburg)
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広島県 Hiroshima (1)

海軍さんの麦酒 Kaigun San no Beer
———–
山口県 Yamaguchi (2)

山口地ビール Yamaguchi Jibeer
山口萩ビール Yamaguchi Hagi Beer
———–
香川県 Kagawa (1)

<strong>さぬきビール Sanuki Beer
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愛媛県 Eihime (2)

梅錦ビール Umenishiki Beer
道後ビール Dogo Beer
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高知県 Kochi (0)

None
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徳島県 Tokushima (1)

Awa新町川ブリュワリー Awa shin Cho Kawa Brewery
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福岡県 Fukuoka (5)

門司港レトロビール Mojiko Retro Beer
オークラブルワリー Okura Brewery
ブルーマスター Brewmaster
博多地ビール杉能舎 Hakata jibiru Suginoya
ジ・ビール矢部川 Ji Biru Yabegawa
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佐賀県 Saga (1)

有田麦酒 Arita Beer
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熊本県 Kumamoto (3)

阿蘇ビール Aso Beer
熊本クラフトビール Kumamoto Craft Beer
熊本県熊本市東区御領6丁目8-32 Kumamoto Ken, Kumamoto City, Goryou, 608-32
Tel.: 096-389-0722 (no site)
不知火海浪漫麦酒 Shiranu Ikai Roman
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宮崎県 Miyazaki (3)

ひでじビール Hideji Beer
綾の地ビール Aya no Beer
霧島ビール Kirishima Beer
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鹿児島県 Kagoshima (5)

城山ブルワリー Shiroyama Brewery
薩摩ビール Satsuma Beer
<strong>霧島高原ビール Kirishima Kougen Beer
伝兵衛ビール Denbe Beer
濱田酒造(株)鹿児島県いちき串木野市湊町4-1 hamada Brewery, Kagoshima Ken, Ichikikushikino City, Minato machi, 4-1
Tel.: 0996-36-5771 (no site)
サツマゴールド Satsuma Gold
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大分県 Oita (2)

ゆふいん麦酒 Yfuin Beer
油屋熊八麦酒 Yuyanohachi Beer
大分農業文化公園 Tel.: 0977-28-7111 大分県杵築市山香町大字日指1-1
Oita Nougyou Bunka Kouen (no site)
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長崎県 Nagasaki (0)

None
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沖縄県 Okinawa (5)

ヘリオス酒造 Helios Brewery
コザ麦酒工房 KOZA Brewery
ニヘデビール Nihede Beer
宮古島の地ビール miyakojima no Jibiru
石垣島ビール Ishigaki Beer
———–

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Shizuoka Beer Breweries List (updated January 2nd, 2015)

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Shizuoka Beer Microbreweries is a great source for beer label collectors!

Thanks to its endless supply of incredible natural water Shizuoka Prefecture produces some of the best craft beers not only in Japan but in the world as witnessed by the success of Bryan Baird.
Unfortunately I could not find a comprehensive listing and introduction of the same breweries on the net and decided to fill up this void once for all!

shizuokamap

Here is a simple map of Shizuoka Prefecture to help you locate the breweries!
The introduction of the breweries are below listed from west to east of Shizuoka Prefecture!
Bear in mind that some cities are really big. Check their homepages and addresses!

HAMAMATSU-TENJINGURA BREWERY

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Hamamatsu-Tenjingura is also a sake, shochu and liqueur brewery!
They produce 3 types of Czech style beers

Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Tenjin Machi, 3-57
静岡県浜松市中区天神町3-57
TEL: 053-461-6145
Restaurant and beer hall business hours: 10:30~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

AOI BREWING

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This is the latest Craftbeer Brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Owner Naoki Mando/萬藤直樹さん started with four brews on June 22nd, 20014 but the brewery just keeps on producing an incredible array of brews as part of experiments!

BEER GARAGE

Aoi Brewing Co.,Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyagasaki Chyo, 30
Tel.: 054-294-8911
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00 (Monday~Friday), 15:00~23:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesdays
COD, Cash On Delivery only for all orders.
MAP

AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK

Some Aoi beers are also available at Aoi Brewery’s one restaurant in Shizuoka City, namely

GROWSTOCK

420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi Naka Building, 5F
Tel.: 054-293-9331
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00 (Mon.~Thurs.), 17:00~27:00 (Fri & Sat.), 17:00~24:00 (Sun.)
Parties welcome (reserve!)
Credit Cards OK

AOI BEER STAND FACEBOOK
AOI BREWING FACEBOOK

MEIN SCHLOSS

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Mein Schloss in downtown Hamamatsu City is basically a beer hall serving 5 different beers brewed on site

Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Chuo, 3-8-1
〒430-8691 静岡県浜松市中区中央3丁目8番1号
Tel.: 053-452-1146
Business hours: 11:00~14:30, 17:00~23:00 (Saturdays, 11:00~23:00). Check on the phone as they are sometimes completely reserved!
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

BAYERN MEISTER BIER

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Stephan Rager is the only German national who owns his brewery and makes his own beer in Japan!
He produces 3 types of Bayern-style beers and sometimes does produce beer on order for such clients as the Tokyo German Embassy. He started growing his own hops on site and plans to make real Fujinomiya City beer!

Fujinomiya City, Kami Ideji Kawaharabata, 1254-1
〒418-0103 静岡県富士宮市上井出字河原端1254-1
Tel.: 0544-54-3311 
Business hours: 10:00~21:00 (restaurant meals and parties mainly on reservation)
Closed on Wednesdays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

BAIRD BREWERY

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Bryan Baird has deservedly acquired national and international fame and helped to put Numazu City on the world map!
He produces a very wide range of regular and seasonal beers all year long.
His main brewery has been moved to Izu peninsula near Shuzenji but his original pub is still in Numazu city but he has opened branches in Tokyo and elsewhere. Do check his English homepage (also exists in Japanese)!
Business Hours

1052-1, Oodaira, Izushi, Shizuoka-ken
静岡県伊豆市大平1052-1
Tel.: 0558-73-1225
Business hours: 12:00 pm to 9:00pm, Sat., Sun., Holidays; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Open Every Day

Numazu City Taproom Address:
〒410-0845 Numazu City, Senbonminato-cho, 19-4
〒410-0845 静岡県沼津市千本港町19-4
Tel.: 055-963-2628
Business hours: Monday, and Wed. thru Friday; 5:00 PM to Midnight, Sat., Sun., Holidays; Noon to Midnight
Closed on Tuesdays
HOMEPAGE (English)

SAMURAI SURFER BEER

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An offshoot of Nippon Beer Co, it produces so far 3 types of craft beer.
They also produce beers for their mother company, Nihon Beer co, but although made in Numazu they do not qualify much as Shizuoka craft beers.

Numazu City, Shimokanuki, Shimoshooji, 3140-5
〒410-0822 静岡県沼津市下香貫下障子3140-5
Tel.: 055-933-1032
Business hours: 09:00~17:00
Closed on Saturdays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

ORACHE WIND VALLEY BEER

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Orache, originally a dairy products company was the first to produce organic microbeers in Japan!
It produces 4 regular brews and seasonal ones, too.

Tago Gun, Kannami Cho (south of Mishima City), Tanna, 349-1
〒419-0105 静岡県田方郡函南町丹那349-1
Tel.: 055-974-4192
Business hours: 09:00~17:30
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

GOTEMBA KOOGEN BEER ( MORI NO BEER)

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Owned by Yonekyu Co. it is the largest brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture, but it only partly qualifies as a microbrewery. Produces 5 regular beers plus at least 2 real craft beers and also seasonal beers.

412-0033 Gotemba City, Koyama, 719
〒412-0033 静岡県御殿場市神山719
Tel.: 0550-87-5500
Business hours: Check HOMEPAGE as it has many shops and diners!
HOMEPAGE (English) Also exists in Japanese

KURAYA-NARUSAWA

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Located near Nagaoka Station, Izu no Kuni City, north of Izu Peninsula, it is also famous for looking after an important cultural asset, Hansharo, which has become the name of their 4 regular beers!

Izu no Kuni City, Naka, 272-1
伊豆の国市中272-1
Tel.: 055-949-1208
Opening hours (restaurant and souvenir shop): Monday~Thursday: 11:00~15:00, Friday: 11:00~22:00, Saturday, Sunday, National holidays: 10:00~22:00
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

USAMI

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Usami Brewery in Ito City, in the north-eastern part of Izu Peninsula, produces 4 types of craftbeer, but beware that the front label is the same for all. Check the cap or the back label for the variety!
Designated as eco-friendly by the Prefecture!

〒414-0001 伊東市宇佐美3504-1
〒414-0001 Ito City, Usami, 3504-1
Tel.: 0557-33-0333
Business hours: 08:30~17:00
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)

IZU KOUGEN BEER

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Izu Kougen Beer/Izu Plateau Beer is located in Ito City and serves and sells its 6 beers in a restaurant remarkable for its reasonable traditional Japanese seafood restaurant.

〒413-0231 静岡県伊東市富戸1103
〒413-0231 Ito City, Tomito, 1103
Tel: 0557(51)3000
Business hours: 11:00~21:00 (restaurant)
Closed only 5 days in the year
HOMEPAGE

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Aichi Beer Tasting: Y Market Brewery-Trinity Black

AOI BEER STAND owned by Aoi Brewery in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, has the merit to offer on tap other craft beers from Shizuoka Prefecture and the rest of Japan, but you do have to hurry as they usually served only one keg before switching to another brew!

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This beer brewed by Y Market Brewery in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, is called “Trinity Black” because it is made with three different Belgian yeasts: Saison, Abi and Trappiste. Black stands for the color of the beer!

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Hops include Sofia Hops and Fagel Hops.

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Served on tap
Barley, barley malt, hop, live yeast.
Unfiltered
Alcohol: 7.8%
Bubbles: Very fine and light bubbles. creamy, long head. Milk coffee color.
Clarity: only slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: brown black
Aroma: Fresh and strong. caramel and bread
Taste:Very deep and solid attack.
Refreshing.
Assertive flavors competing with each other. Caramel, bread, coffee beans.
Dry and fruity with some pleasant acidity.
Lingers long enough in palate for true tasting.
very easy to drink in spite of high alcohol contents.

Overall: Very elegant Belgian black beer.
Very easy to drink.
Will please dark beer lady fans in aprticular!

AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK

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Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Kuraya-Naruzawa Brewery-Hansharo Oyoja Season

AOI BEER STAND owned by Aoi Brewery in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, has the merit to offer on tap other craft beers from Shizuoka Prefecture, but you do have to hurry as they usually served only one keg before switching to another brew!

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This time i had come in time to taste plenty Actually I managed this other limited craft beer by Kuraya-Naruzawa Brewery in Nirayama, Izu City, Izu Peninsula!

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“Oyoja Season” in northern Izu Peninsula dialect means “Season for a rest!

Served on tap
Barley, barley malt, hop, live yeast
Unfiltered
Alcohol: 5 %
Clarity: only slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: orange
Bubbles: fine bubbles. shortish head, white
Aroma: refreshing and light. Citruses
Taste: Dry and fruity approach backed with pleasant acidity.
Bread, dry citruses, dry oranges.
Lingers long enough for acidity to disappear and be replaced by sweetish mandarine oranges.
Changes little with food.

Overall: very pleasant and refreshing craft beer.
More complex than expected. Great balance.
Great for summer and autumn or when temperatures are constantly changing (in Japan!)!

AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK

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Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Kuraya-Naruzawa Brewery-Hansharo SMASCH Rakau

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Actually I managed to get the last glass of this limited craft beer by Kuraya-Naruzawa Brewery in Nirayama, Izu City, Izu Peninsula!
I will have to wait until next year for the next one!
“SMASH” stands for Single Malt And Single Hop brewing process and Rakau is the name of a New Zealand hop!

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Served on tap
Barley, barley malt, Rakau hop, live yeast
Unfiltered
Alcohol: 5 %
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: dark orange, persimmon
Bubbles: fine bubbles. longish head, creamy, white
Aroma: refreshing and fruity, dry, oranges, bread.
Taste: Deep and very dry attack with great acidity.
Complex. Bread, citruses, dry persimmon, dry almonds. late appearance of lemon.
Very fresh approach with loads of character.

Overall: Refreshing craft beer with intriguing complexity and character.
Welcome acidity makes it easy to drink.
no need for food or snacks!

AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Tel.: 054-260-5203
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK

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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City