- Country: Japan
Yoho Brewing produces the most popular craft beers in Japan. In order to separate themselves from the fizzy light beer that is ubiquitous in Japan and the United States, they decided to make American and British style beers in cans. Yona Yona Pale Ale has received an almost cult like following from craft beer enthusiasts in Japan, but it is their ultra smoky, yet smooth Porter, Tokyo Black, that has taken over the hearts of craft beer lovers in America. The company was established in 1996 as a subsidiary of Hoshino Resort Co, a Japanese leading resort management company. Its establishment came soon after the dissolution of the law which prohibited the production of craft beer in Japan.