Welcome to Beers of Japan. In short, you are reading about my weekly scavenger hunts at my local Japanese supermarkets and convenience stores in search of interesting beers produced by Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory, and other Japanese brewers. For the past couple years, I have been posting pictures and short comments to Facebook, and recently decided to expand into a blog format.
Many years ago, one of the things I used to discuss about Japan was the lack of beers on the supermarket shelves compared to my hometown, this is no longer true. While no where near the variety of other places in the world, Japan does have many different kinds of brews, and between true beers, limited edition brews, happoushu, and happousei beverages, there’s definitely enough to keep me busy.
Please join me on my journey to catalog Japan’s malt beverages. Comments are always welcome.
The photo for the header was taken somewhere in Kobe in 2008, featuring vintage advertisements for Sapporo beer.
The majority of the photos are taken by me. I use a dated Canon 30D with a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 lens. If you chose to utilize photos on this site, please credit me with a link.