Beer Roundup (Autumn 2015)

Summer is over. Hopefully, your hangover is, too. We’re not suggesting that you, responsible reader, drank too much during the peak of beer festival season. We just mean this metaphorically. Aren’t you weary of week after week of beer festivals? Aren’t you ready for the quieter days of autumn? We know many of the brewers…

Beer Roundup (Spring 2015)

The warm months are here. Welcome to beer festival season. Strap on your bullet-proof liver vests. Or just drink responsibly. Your body will love you for it. Before we launch into our roundup of what’s transpired in our happy little beer universe over the last few months, we really want to encourage you to attend…

Beer Roundup (Winter 2015)

Quiet are the cold months in Japan. Long are the hours of darkness. Yet deep, so very deep, is the thirst of the beer drinker. May beer be your light, your warmth, your music! To that end, it’s a damn good thing that bars specializing in craft beer continue opening across Japan. Breweries, too. The…

Beer Roundup (Autumn 2014)

Festival grounds across Japan are littered with empty cups and beer zombies. Brewers made it out on the last helicopter. Alcohol Apocalypse, aka summer beer festival season, has ended. We hope you had fun. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, we attended all the craft beer festivals in Japan. The number…

Beer Roundup (Summer 2014)

Are you ready? You better be. The summer beer festival season is chugging full-speed ahead like a train down the tracks. (Did someone say chugging? Please don’t chug craft beer…). But let’s put on the brakes a little and look back at the last few months. Japan’s premiere food and beer event, Grande Biere—this year…