Zakkoku Kobo Micro Brewery

A few days before I left Japan I had the great fortune to stop by the Zakkoku Kobo brewery in Saitama. A friend recently discovered this out of the way brewpub, and I knew I had to go while I had the chance. Located in Ogawa, Saitama Zakkoku Kobo may well be Japan’s smallest brewery, […]

Homemade Hefeweizen and Other Stories

Homebrewing in Japan is an adventure. It requires working around a lot of limitations and a certain level of discretion. Brewing beer for home consumption in Japan is legal, and there are companies here that sell brewing supplies and that is perfectly legal as well. So why does all this sound like it is leading […]