Beervana Road to Beervana

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.

"Sekainoichi Shuzo" is a company that has been making alcohol for 100 years. "Iwate Kura beer" established in 1996 by traditional sake brewery "Sekinoichi Shuzo". Our technique and a Sake brewer's experience and knowledge brewing is applied to beer applying traditional fermentation technology of liquor. Also, we are focusing on developing Japanese craft beers. Examples are "Japanese HerbAle Sansyo"(Sansyo is a traditional Japanese seasoning.) "IPA of cherry blossoms Sakura"(I used cherry leaves instead of aroma hops.), "Yuzu and rice white ale"(It is a white ales using Japanese fruit Yuzu and rice.). I have won many international conventions so far and have received high praise. In addition to the classic eight kinds, various seasonal beers.

Our brewerys is located in Iwate prefecture. Iwate is in the Tohoku region of Japan. It is a small town with a population of 110,000 people.

It is a place surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. The Iwai River flowing near our Brewery is a beautiful place where salmon goes up in autumn and swans visit in winter.

The factory has brewed beer at the point where 100 years old sake warehouse was rebuilt.

New Zealand was serious as a result of the 2011 earthquake. I would like to express my sincere condolences to those who suffered from the damage.

Our factory was also greatly damaged by the 2011 East Japan great earthquake. Fortunately the staff was safe, but the factory was broken and took a half year to recover. I am pleased that we can visit New Zealand this way. And now I am doing beer brewing with my staff in good health. Please enjoy our beer.

Iwate Kura Beer


5-42 Tamura-cho, Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan 021-0885 Pipitea

Iwate Kura Japanese Herb Ale Sansho 5% Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Beer Sakuraarashi 6% IPA
Beer Takatanoyume 5% Belgium