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Daisen G Craft Beers

Each year, around Christmas I’ve managed to collect enough credit card points to cash them in for something from their (not particularly extensive catalogue). Usually I just have enough for a box of 24 Asahi, but this year seems I’d spent more than usual and managed to get enough points for these great Japanese Craft […]


iGulu – Craft Beer Home Brewery

I just found this on indigogo, iGulu – Smart, Automated Craft Beer Home Brewery, a fully automated home brewing kit. It appears you just get your materials together, select the beer you want on the machines screen, add the ingredients, sit back and wait 1~3 weeks. And it’s connected to an app on your iphone […]


Ale House, Umeda, Osaka

Stopped in at the Ale House in Umeda on the way home tonight. It’s a craft beer bar in a basement just off the Eastern Shopping Arcade (Hisgashi Shoutengai) near HEP5 (this will mean something hopefully to people who know Osaka, if you don’t, but come here you should be able to find it 😉 […]


Taps – The Beer Magazine

I’ve recently discovered a cool Canadian beer magazine called “Taps“. Although published in Canada it covers craft beer from all round the world with interviews, reviews, articles and more. Recent topics include Canadian craft beer labels, the history of prohibition, craft brewers in Irelandand the history of beer! The good news is, if you’re not […]


Beer – A Celebration of a Fine Beverage

With the Japan Craft Beer Associations (JCBA’s) biggest beer week in Japan, the ‘Japan Craft Beer Week in Tokyo’ approaching rapidly (week commencing 25th May 2012) there is no questioning the popularity of beer here in Japan. In fact beer is the most popular drink, making up for 33% of alcohol consumption which exceeds 9 […]

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