How to say beer in Japanese

The Japanese word for beer.
The Japanese word for beer.

The Japanese word for beer is bīru (Dutch loanword) and a brewery is called jōzōjo. – The Fastest Way to Learn Japanese Guaranteed

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Interesting facts about beer in Japan

It’s believed that beer was brought to Japan by Dutch traders in the early 1600s, but it wouldn’t be until the late 1800s before the first Japanese breweries were established. And many of those earliest breweries are still in business today!

Japan has four major breweries – Asahi, Suntory, Sapporo and Kirin. And although these four breweries dominate the Japanese market, a lot of microbreweries have started popping up over the last few years.

Also, many people believe sake to be the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan, but it’s actually beer – by far.

Read more about the six oldest breweries in Japan.

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