Hello! Welcome to my wee, constantly evolving, digital space.

I am still currently working towards the dream of opening a small, independent craft beer brewery in rural Japan. After a year and a half of being here and searching we still do not have a location though we are potentially making progress on two possible brewery sites. Progress being very subjective, nothing happens quickly in this part of the world but updates about this journey and life in general can be found within these pages.

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Latest note

Spent the morning building a DIY hop trellis as last year my first hops grew higher than expected. This year looks even better so have set up an under (frosted glass) car port trellis and we’ll see how it goes.

I am not the handiest so will it handle the wait? No idea!

Will it even be necessary or just an over -engineered waste of string? No idea!

Was it a fun project that made me feel a bit closer to my rural environment? It sure was!

Moving to Japan Checklist - abbreviated post move

Be in JapanBecome a brewer

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Studying: Lots of books about beer styles, branding, hop growing and establishing a craft beer brewery.

Progress: In discussions about potential sites for our brewery.