Japanese Beer


June 16, 2016

The Umami Mart Bottle System Now Online!

by Kayoko

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… drum roll please… our Japanese beers and sakes are officially online!

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April 29, 2016

Event Recap: Kayoko’s Cherry Blossom Cobbler Birthday Festival 3000

by Sarah

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Last Thursday, we celebrated a momentous occasion – Kayoko’s 36th birthday! Collaborating with our friends at Holy Mountain, we threw a party that we dubbed Kayoko’s Cherry Blossom Cobbler Birthday Festival 3000.

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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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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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January 29, 2015

Event Recap: Baird Tap Takeover

by Kayoko

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We had a fantastic event with our lovely neighbors, The Trappist, back in November — the brewmaster of Baird Beer was here visiting from Japan, so they took over the taps!

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February 26, 2014

Event Recap: Japan Beer Fest 2014

by Melissa Gordon

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San Francisco Beer Week 2014 took place February 6th-16th, celebrating the Bay Area craft-beer scene with events, dinners, talks, and good times.

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