Microbrew


March 16, 2015

A Visit to Niigata Beer Co.

by Kayoko Akabori

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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 Akabori

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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 Akabori

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 Akabori

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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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