Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:36:17 GMT

Salud! Try brews from Japan and the back of a van at 2017 Craft Beer Week
Deregulation opened the Japanese beer market to smaller operations in the mid-'90s, but craft beer still accounts for just a tiny fraction of the market, which is flooded with a low-malt knockoff beer called happoshu — the unfortunate result of a tax ...

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:22:40 GMT (subscription)

Is Japan's beer market coming back to life? - Comment (subscription)
The domestic beer market is split into three distinct tiers, with high-malt beer at the top followed by the lower-malt products known as happoshu, and the even-lower-malt offerings of the so-called 'new genre' category. The latter two categories were ...

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:54:12 GMT

Why Japanese Beer Stocks Could Be the Next Big Play of 2017
But for those that want to avoid the onerous taxation of standard malt beverages, breweries can produce beer knockoffs, or derisively known as “happoshu.” These beverages integrate peas, corn, or soybeans, essentially anything undesirable to drop the ...