Tag Archives: Japan

Japanese brewers in Oregon

During this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, the International Tent welcomed six craft brewers from Japan for the first time, each bringing two of their beers to pour at the festival (except Iwate Kura Beer which only brought one). And on Thursday, the 28th during the OBF, Belmont Station hosted a meet-and-greet event with the Japanese brewers, for which I was invited to a media preview beforehand. The short version: there is some really interesting brewing happening in Japan right … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 11: Baird Jubilation Ale

One of the goals of this Beer Advent Calendar is to offer up a variety of holiday beers from around the globe, and Japan is one of the countries that has been fairly under-represented in this regard, partially because Christmas in Japan is fairly different than here in the Western world, and also because Japan up until recently hasn’t had as strong a craft beer tradition. Happily, that is changing. So today’s pick comes from … Continue reading →

Book Review: Drinking Japan

A few months ago I received a review copy of a book that is not entirely about beer (but does include a good chapter on it): Drinking Japan (Amazon link). Since then I’ve been (slowly) making my way through it and overall I am very impressed with it. As the name implies, this is a guidebook (the subtitle is, “A Guide to Japan’s Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments”) and author Chris Bunting (a British journalist … Continue reading →