The letter that I sent to a new craft brewer in Japan arrived and was gratefully received! I was sent a nice email response with lots of info and some advice, channel of communication is now open!

Our mutual friend apparently was talking to him about me the day before the letter arrived, which is nice!

Going to try and increase the frequency of brews over the next year or so and start designing my own recipes. I’m also going to study brewery design in between semesters in the Summer and reach out to other Japanese brewers to build up my network and if\when it is safe to do so arrange some brewery experience days here before we move.

A busy year lies ahead, but I’m ready for it!


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Ruaraidh replied to this post here

@jk excellent news! Best of luck


J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

@athairbirb thank you, exciting times ahead. I found out the day after I sent the letter that someone has just moved into our future village on the same scheme that I will apply for, with plans to be a craft brewer.. exciting times ahead!


J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

I found out that there are now only three craft brewers in the prefecture, the oldest of which (which I knew about and have sampled several of their wears) is only a little over 2 years old. The one I didn't know about seems to be a microbrewery that only supplies their own restaurants and bars.

Exciting times ahead.


J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

the brewery is just over 2 years old, not the brewer..