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September 15, 2016

This Just In: Yo-Ho Brewing’s Sorry Umami IPA

by Sarah

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Japanese craft beer makers, Yo-Ho Brewing Company in Nagano, makes a beer called Sorry, which is actually an umbrella name for a series of unique brews that share one thing in common – they’re beers that the brewmasters wanted to drink. 

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August 30, 2016

Mikkeller Tasting Room Now Open in Oakland!

by Kayoko

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Oakland just got a little bit hipper (if that was at all possible) – we now have our very own Mikkeller bar!

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April 25, 2016

Happy Hour: Umamichelada!

by Kayoko

Ah, Mexico. We went to Cabo San Lucas over New Year’s and had a magical time.

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March 28, 2016

Yona Yona Beer Works in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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Yoko and I were so excited to find that one of Yoho Brewery’s tap rooms in Tokyo was right in our hotel!

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January 7, 2016

Upcoming Event: The Third Annual JAPAN BEER FEST

by Kayoko


Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a cozy, relaxing holiday season with your loved ones and are ready to rock 2016.

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March 16, 2015

A Visit to Niigata Beer Co.

by Kayoko

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Our Japan trip last month was a jam-packed, 5-city tour with barware factory tours, sake brewery pit-stops and a visit to a craft brewery!

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February 26, 2015

Craft Beer Market in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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People in Japan are cuckoo for beer. It remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan, accounting for two thirds of all alcohol consumed overall (says Wikipedia).

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February 16, 2015

Umami Mart Bottle Shop!

by Kayoko

When people ask Yoko or myself if it was “always in the plan” to turn Umami Mart into a brick and mortar shop, the answer is always “no.” We do get this question quite often.

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February 2, 2015

Umami Mart Guide to SF Beer Week 2015

by Audrey Luk

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It’s time to raise a pint or three! SF Beer Week begins on Friday, February 6, and this is the ultimate guide for the true beer aficionado.

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January 19, 2015

Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Japan Beer Fest

by Kayoko


As Yoko and I are putting together our events calendar for the year, we are so excited to include our 2nd annual JAPAN BEER FEST during SF Beer Week.

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