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KAWABA BEER

Craft beer derived from the purest spring waters of Mt. Hotaka, a beloved symbol of Kawaba Village in Gunma.

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KAWABA BEER, the craft beer made with painstaking care from the fresh, clear waters of Kawaba Village in Gunma, produced by Denen Plaza Kawaba Co., Ltd. at the Kawaba Denen Plaza reststop. It’s German-based flavor profile is known for its aromatic fruitiness, developed from a yeast mash.

There are 4 beers in the line. The draft beers include the “Weizen”, with a fruit aroma and low bitterness, “Kawaba Ale”, with its sweet, caramel-like malt aroma and medium hoppiness, as well as the “Yuki Hotaka Pilsner”, made with a blend of Kawaba-made Koshihikari/Yuki Hotaka rice grain. The IPA, available by the bottle, features a bright citrus profile and bloom of bitter flavor. Every Kawaba Beer is made with an emphasis on rich taste, fragrance, and clean after taste, so that its easy to drink for all beer enthusiasts, men and women, regardless of age.

The brewery is also home to a restaurant, making it a popular stopover for a freshly brewed craft beer. The nearby farmer’s market on the grounds of the Kawaba Den-en Plaza sells all four varieties in bottles, perfect as a take home souvenir.

Highlights

  • Located at Kawaba Den-en Plaza, a popular hub that sees over 2 million travelers every year.
  • A craft beer made from the pure spring waters of Mt. Hotaka, a beloved symbol of Kawaba Village in Gunma.
  • Beer lineup includes a “Yuki Hotaka Pilsner”, featuring a unique infusion of Koshihikari/Yuki Hotaka brand rice grain.
  • A full line up of 4 unique flavor profiles for you to taste and compare.

Photos

  • Head to Craft Beer Restaurant “Hotaka” after reaching Kawaba Den-en Plaza

    Head to Craft Beer Restaurant “Hotaka” after reaching Kawaba Den-en Plaza

  • Brewery located inside the Craft Beer Restaurant “Hotaka”, run by Denen Plaza Kawaba, Co., Ltd.

    Brewery located inside the Craft Beer Restaurant “Hotaka”, run by Denen Plaza Kawaba, Co., Ltd.

  • Your dedicated source for tasting freshly brewed Kawaba Craft Beer on tap

    Your dedicated source for tasting freshly brewed Kawaba Craft Beer on tap

  • Prized beer, poured to the brim. Which is your favorite?

    Prized beer, poured to the brim. Which is your favorite?

  • Kawaba Hard Cider, a favorite among the ladies, also available

    Kawaba Hard Cider, a favorite among the ladies, also available

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Details

Name in Japanese
KAWABA BEER
Postal Code
378-0111
Address
385 Hagimuro, Kawabamura, Tonegun, Gunma Prefecture (inside Michi no Eki Kawaba Den-en Plaza)
Telephone
0278-52-3711
Access
(1) approx. 10 min. drive from Numata IC via the Kan-Etsu Expressway
(2) approx. 30 min. taxi ride from Jomo-Kogen St. on the JR Joetsu Line
(3) approx. 1 min. walk from the “Den-en Plaza” stop, after riding the Kawaba Circular Route Bus for 30 min. from Numata Station on the JR Joetsu Line.
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