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Japan

Raise a glass of ‘nama’ (beer) to the land of the rising sun. Likely a glass of crisp, pale, and delicious lager.

About Japanese Beer

Beer is by far the Japanese people’s favorite quaff and is now even more popular than sake. A handful of large brands tend to dominate the market. The Dutch traders started brewing beer in the 17th century in Nagasaki, where the first brewery was founded in 1869. Generally the Japanese accompany their beers with food. Japanese beer etiquette dictates that you always drink — using a small glass — from a larger, shared bottle. Let your companion pour your beer and you pour theirs.