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Japan Beer Breweries List (regularly updated!)

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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
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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
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山口県 Yamaguchi (2)

山口地ビール Yamaguchi Jibeer
山口萩ビール Yamaguchi Hagi Beer
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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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RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-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

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Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Aoi Brewing-Australian Ale

At long last I can write my first tasting report of the newest craft beer brewery in Shizuoka City and Shizuoka Prefecture, namely Aoi Brewery!

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I conducted it at Aoi Beer Stand where they serve all the brewery on the tap.
For the moment 4 of them are available and I started with the Australian Ale!

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Served on tap
Barley, barley hops, live yeast
Unfiltered
Alcohol: ~5 degrees
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered)
Color: Yellowish orange
Bubbles: fine. Short head
Aroma: Assertive. Oranges, bread, dry
Taste: Dry with a fruity attack. Refreshing.
Complex. Oranges. Citruses. Bread.
Starts mildly on the tongue and palate before lingering on with welcome acidity.
Being drunk for the tap, it was not that chilled, and this is for the best as it tends to reveal hidden facets.
Changes little with food.
Stays relatively mild all the way.

Overall: A craft beer for all seasons.
Does not need to be over-chilled, a very good point indeed.
The kind of beer you take time to drink at ease.
I would suggest to drink it in late afternoon when you’re not ready for a meal yet but need a solid and reliable drink to refresh yourself!

AOI BREWING

Temporary address:
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

Aoi beer is also available at Aoi Brewery’s two more restaurants in Shizuoka City, namely

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

and Mando:

Mando, Neo Japanesque Bar
420-0031, Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofuku Cho, 2-4-6, Mori Blg, 1F
Tel/Fax: 054-221-5103
Business hours: 17:00~26:00
Parties possible on 2F
Credit cards OK

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-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

Aoi Brewery: Opening Party!

Yesterday afternoon saw the “official” opening party of Aoi Brewery which took place inside the brewery near Sengen Shrine in Aoi Ku, Shziuoka City (another party took place in the evening at Growstock, not to mention the beers on tap at Aoi Beer Stand, all in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!)

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I came very early at 11:00-ish although the party started at 1:00 pm just to take a few pics!

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The crest of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, the hollyhock/Tachi Aoi/たち葵!

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I did well to come early as a truck was stuck in front of the closed entrance with well-wishers’ flowers to be delivered!

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I actually helped the florist to locate Naoki Mando/満藤直樹さん who hurried to open the brewery!

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More flowers from the Shizuoka Bank!

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That allowed me plenty of time to take pictures inside the party room (it will become a pub in the Fall!), especially the brand new posters!

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Poster 1!

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Poster 2!

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Poster 3!

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Poster 4!

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Poster 5!

After the poster collection there is also a collection of hollyhock/tachi aoi crests!

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Black on white at the entrance!
There is another one on a sticker, white on black!

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Blue on white!

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Green on black!

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Brown on white!

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A lot of preparation was needed for the party, but Naoki having staff from his other establishments to help it was quickly done!

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Preparing the beers on tap!

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The first four beers of Aoi Brewery!
Summer Ale, Pale Ale, Slight Stout and Australian Ale!

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Ready to start!

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The complete team!

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Plenty of yummy finger food!

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Famous local chefs were seen among the very first guests!

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TV crews on the ready!

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Brewery visit allowed!

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Busy interviews!

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Summer Ale!

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Pale Ale!

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Slight Stout!

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Australian Ale!

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Talking beer!

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Thank you, Naoki!

AOI BREWERY

Temporary address:
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

Aoi beer is also available at Aoi Brewery’s two more restaurants in Shizuoka City, namely

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

and Mando:

Mando, Neo Japanesque Bar
420-0031, Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofuku Cho, 2-4-6, Mori Blg, 1F
Tel/Fax: 054-221-5103
Business hours: 17:00~26:00
Parties possible on 2F
Cerdit cards OK

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rre.Cuisine
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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-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

Shizuoka Beer Breweries List (updated!)

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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 craftbeer 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!

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HAMAMATSU-TENJINGURA BREWERY

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)

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MEIN SCHLOSS

Mein Sschloos 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)

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AOI BREWERY

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 has promised more from July!

Temporary address:
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

Aoi beer is also available at Aoi Brewery’s two more restautants in Shizuoka City, namely

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

and Mando:

Mando, Neo Japanesque Bar
420-0031, Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofuku Cho, 2-4-6, Mori Blg, 1F
Tel/Fax: 054-221-5103
Business hours: 17:00~26:00
Parties possible on 2F

FACEBOOK

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BAYERN MEISTER BIER

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 strated 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)

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BAIRD BREWING

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 is still in Numazu city but he has opened branches in Tokyo and elsewhere. Do check his English homepage (also exists in Japanese)!
〒410-0843 Numazu City, Tadehara Cho, 9-3
〒410-0843 静岡県沼津市蓼原町9-3
Tel.: 055-952-6673
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)

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SAMURAI SURFER BEER

This is the latest beer brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture!
An offshoot of Nippon Beer Co, it produces so far 2 types of craftbeer.
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)

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ORACHE WIND VALLEY BEER

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)

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GOTEMBA KOOGEN BEER

The largest brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture, it only partly qualifies as a microbrewery. Produces 5 regular beers plus at least 2 real craftbeer 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 exits in Japanese

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KURAYA-NARUSAWA

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)

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USAMI

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)

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IZU KOUGEN BEER

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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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Baird Beer-Kurofune Porter

Summer has come and it is a god time to enjoy cool beer in late afternoons!

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Today after having spent 4 hours non-stop on a bicycle and taken a bath I had this Kurofune Ported by Baurd Berr Berwery which has just moved its headquarters in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula!

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Product name: Baird Beer-Kurofune Porter
Unfiltered
Ingredients: malt, barley, sugars, hops, yeast
Volume: 360 ml
Alcohol: 6%
Process: Unfiltered. Double fermentation for natural bubbles. Live yeast

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Clarity: Smoky but very clean
Color: Dark brown
Foam: Fairly long head. Fine bubbles. Milk coffee color
Aroma: Solid. Bread, caramel
Taste: Well rounded, deep and rich attack. very refreshing for a porter.
Lighter than expected.
Dry. Caramel, bread.
Pleasantly lingers on with a drier accent, more caramel and coffee beans.

Overall: A very satisfying brew, but quite elegant and light for a porter.
Chilled, it makes for a superlative summer or evening drink.
Although it marries well with food, one can best appreciate it on its own!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-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

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Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Oratche Brewery-Atami Beer 「Miyabi」Red Ale!

It had been some time since I last tasted craft beers concocted by Oratche Brewery adn I had the occasion to get a couple I hadn’t tasted yet the other day when I traveled all the way to Kannami!

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This particular brand can usually only be found around Atami for which it had been conceived.
The name 「Miyabi」or 雅 means “elegant” in Japanese!
It does bear the usual inscription “Kaze no Tani Biiru/Wind Valley Beer” usually found on their labels.
This label is particularly beautiful and I’ll keep in case a craft beer lover truly wants it!
Also note that Oratche Brewery was the first brewery in Japan to be officially recognized by the Government as producing organic beer!
In this case all cereals used for tthat particular beer are 85% organic. Remarkable!

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Product: Oratche Brewery Atami Beer 「Miyabi」Red Ale
Draught/nama Beer, unfiltered
Ingredients: Barley Malt, barley, hops. Barley malt 85 organic
Contents: 360 ml

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Clarity: Very clean if somewhat a bit smoky (normal as it is unfiltered)
Alcohol: 5.5 degrees
Color: Rich orange brown
Foam: Fine and light bubbles. Longish head
Aroma: Assertive but light and dry. Oranges.
Taste: Dry, deep and pleasant attack. Oranges, bread, hints of caramel.
Short tail. Lingers only for a while before disappearing on an even drier note with hints of nuts.
Keeps its own with food and actually enhances the later without interference.

Overall: Very pleasant, light but satisfying.
Not a thirst-quenching beer in spite of its comparatively light approach.
in fact quite elegant.
A beer for all seasons that should please both genders.
To be enjoyed in the evening after a long day’s work! Don’t be fooled by its dark color. It is not a porter. Typical Oratche’s brew.

ORATCHE BREWERY/WIND VALLEY BREWERY
419-0105 Tagata Gun, Kannami Cho, Tanna, 349-1
Tel.: 055-974-4192
Fax: 055-974-4191
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-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

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Pork & Chicken Delights at Aoi Beer Stand in Shizuoka City!

Service: Easy-going and friendly
Facilities: Very clean overall. Beautiful washroom inside Den Bulding.
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Craft beers only!

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There were still two morsels I hadn’t tasted yest at Aoi Beer Stand in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, and I just couldn’t help ordering them both the other day!

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And there were also two Japanese craft beers I wished to taste, too!

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First serving!
What do we have there?

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Australian IPA by Outsider Brewery in Yamanashi Prefecture, our neighbors on the other side of Mount Fuji!

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Very unusual snack!
“Kobukuro”, that is, the womb of a young female pig! Cooked Chinese style with very hot sauce by Hana Oto Izakaya in Shizuoka City!

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Second serving!
Now, once again what do we have here?

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Dark Lager by Tazawako Brewery in Akita Prefecture!

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Smoked chicken by Tequla’s diner Hamburger Restaurant in Shziuoka City!

Feeling a bit guilty! LOL

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

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-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

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