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We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Japanese Craft Beer Association to bring you some of the most forwarding thinking Japanese craft brewers to New Zealand this August.

Far Yeast Brewing aims to reestablish the diversity and abundance of true beer culture, which they believe has been sadly hidden by relentless over-commercialization.

People from all around the world have loved beer since the dawn of time. However, the mass industrialization during the last century or so has altered beer into a “yellow, fizzy, and uninteresting” shadow of itself, even as it has spread further across the globe.

Beer has become just another mass-produced product, mainly controlled by enormous promotion budgets, instead of by the philosophy, originality and ingenuity of brewers. As a result, it has lost its delicious and inherent diversity, unlike wine and sake which have retained their uniqueness.

We see the craft beer movement starting from the 1970s as beer lovers’ attempt to take back beer’s rich culture from the restrictive large-scale producers. And this movement has been moving in the right direction, allowing more people to enjoy a wider variety of beer styles.

Far Yeast Brewing has set its mission of “democratizing beer” in order to work together with the craft beer community to give beer back to the people.

Far Yeast Brewing Co. was founded in September 2011 as Nippon Craft Beer Inc., to deliver the best beer throughout the world. It launched its first brand KAGUA in March 2012 and its second brand Far Yeast in April 2014. KAGUA is now available in 9 different countries in the world.

We welcome brewer Shiro Yamada to New Zealand in August.

Far Yeast Brewing


Kagua Rouge 9% Belgium Strong Ale Tasting Notes The sweetness of the malt flavor and the bitterness of the hop flavor are well balanced at an elevated level. It finishes with a fresh and spicy aftertaste.
Kagua Japanese Citrus Saison 6% Saison Fruity and dry farmhouse ale with refreshing Yuzu aroma.
Tokyo White 5% Witbier