More Japanese Beer Makers Join The ‘NOLO Beer’ Bandwagon As Consumers Go On ‘Liver Rest Days’ »

With brands like Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo and Suntory ruling the commercial beer space and a large number of microbreweries dotting the craft beer landscape – Japan is certainly a lovely paradise for beer drinkers. According to the Japan Beer Journalists Association, the number of beer breweries in Japan nearly doubled over the past five years to 493. That’s saying a lot!

Unfortunately, today, many breweries have been forced to curtail operations, change their business strategies or simply shut down, owing to the onslaught of the pandemic. The stark absence of tourists and regular consumers following social distancing and other safety protocols has forced several of these outlets to halt operations, rethink business strategies or just shut down permanently

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