Brewery

Genryu Brewery (The Headwaters Brewery) in Kosuge, Yamanashi.
About two hours from central Tokyo, beers brewed in the great nature of Tama headwaters.
Cold climate suitable for beer brewing
Our headwaters brewery is located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, which is adjacent to Tokyo and has a climate similar to that of Northern Europe where there are a lot of traditional microbreweries.
We are working on various styles of beer brewing, including the Far Yeast Tokyo series, in a place where the temperature, which is important for beer fermentation, is optimal.
Great nature and clean water from the Tama headwaters
Kosuge Village has a population of about 700, and more than 90% of the village is forest, which is a land rich in nature.
It is also the headwaters of the Tama River, which is one of the water sources of Tokyo. The beer produced at the headwater brewery uses the clean water from the Tama headwaters.
Connect with the community and coexist and co-create
In 2020, the headquarters function of Far Yeast Brewing was relocated to Kosuge Village, where the brewery is located.
Since the opening of the brewery in 2017, we have been collaborating with Kosuge Village, businesses in the village, and businesses and producers in Yamanashi Prefecture. We will continue to value the connection even more and aim for co-creation.

Tokyo Brewery in Gotanda
A brewery in the city center of Tokyo with an elegant beer pub. Serving freshly made beer.
A pilot brewery where we embody the brewer’s “Inspiration”.
A brewery with the Far Yeast Brewing tap room, “Far Yeast Tokyo Brewery & Grill” in Gotanda. Experimental beer brewing is possible with a small-scale brewing facility that is about 1/10 of the amount charged at the Far Yeast headwater brewery. We embody the ideas and techniques of each Far Yeast Brewing brewer and accelerate free beer brewing.
Create a relationship with customers through fresh beer
Fresh beer made at the Tokyo Brewery is served immediately in the tap room. This place is one of our important bases where we can connect with our customers through beer.

De Graal Brewery in Belgium(Contracted brewery)
A unique beer full of originality with a traditional Belgian style arrangement
Far Yeast Brewing 1st original beer brand
“KAGUA” brewed in contracted brewery
Starting from the idea of “People all over the world can enjoy beer that shines on the Japanese table,” “KAGUA” was made at the De Graal brewery in Belgium based on our original recipe. De Graal is proud of its high quality, and even now we have our own brewery in Japan, it still outsources the brewing of “KAGUA”.
Belgian style,
inherited by Far Yeast
Far Yeast Tokyo series was released after “KAGUA” and the beer brewed at our brewery are influenced by traditional Belgian styles such as in-bottle secondary fermentation methods. Our original and diverse beers are based on the Belgian style, incorporating the latest American craft beer trends, and are constantly improving to be unique tastes impressed by the culture of Japan and the region.

History
2011/9
Established as Nippon Craft Beer Inc.
2012/3
2012/3
The first original brand “KAGUA” was released
by contracted brewing.
2012/9
2012/9
“KAGUA” debuted as the first overseas market
in Hong Kong and Singapore.
2014/4
2014/4
The new brand, “Far Yeast”
launched with Tokyo Blonde.
2015/1
2015/1
Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde – Export release
as a specialized beer to overseas market.
2015/10
Company name changed to Far Yeast Brewing Company.
2017/5
Launched the first in-house brewery, Genryu Brewery (The Headwaters Brewery) in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture
2017/7
The first directly managed restaurant
Opened “Far Yeast Tokyo – Craft Beer & Bao” in Shibuya
2018/6
2018/6
Participated in “Tap Marche”,
Craft beer service developed by Kirin Brewery
2019/5
The second directly managed restaurant
Opened “Yakiniku & Craft Beer Den” in Atami
2020/4
2020/4
Started the sales of canned beer
2020/6
The third directly managed restaurant Opened “Beerholic” in Fukuoka
2020/7
2020/7
Started the first Yamanashi support project
2020/9
Moved a directly managed restaurant in Tokyo from Shibuya to Gotanda
Opened as “Far Yeast Tokyo- Brewery & Grill”
2020/10
Moved head office function to Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture
2021/10
2021/10
The first overseas directly managed restaurant
Opened “Far Yeast Taiwan Craftbeer Gastropub” in Taipei, Taiwan
2023/11
Directly managed bottle shop “Far Yeast Bottle Shop MIHARASHITEI” opened in Uenohara City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Far Yeast Bottle Shop MIHARASHITEI
2024/3
2024/3
Release of the milestone 1000th batch of Genryu Brewery preparation “Far Yeast 1000 Steps from Genryu Brewery”
Far Yeast 1000 Steps from Genryu Brewery

Award
2024年
JAPAN BREWERS CUP 2024
Wheat Beer Category 4th:Far Yeast TOKYO WHITE
Light Ale Category 4th:Far Yeast TOKYO BLONDE
Fruit Beer Category 5th:Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel
Korea International Beer Award 2024
American-Belgo-Style Ale Category Gold medal:Far Yeast TOKYO IPA
Specialty Saison Category Silver medal:Far Yeast TOKYO WHITE
American-Style Pale Ale Category Silver medal:Far Yeast TOKYO BLONDE
Rye Beer Category Silver medal:Far Yeast Right Step
Japan Great Beer Awards 2024
Specialty Saison Category Silver medal:Far Yeast TOKYO WHITE
Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale)Category Bronze medal:Far Yeast Hop Frontier
2023
Brussels Beer Challenge2023
Specialty Beer(Less Than 7 ABV) Category 2nd place:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
Specialty Beer(Higher Than 7 ABV) Category 2nd place:Off Trail Trick or Treat Yourself
Modern Saison Category 3rd place:Far Yeast Tokyo White
European Beer Star 2023
Belgian-Style Lambic and Geuze Category Silver medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel 2023
Asia Beer Championship2023
Country Champion of Japan
New England / Hazy IPA Category Gold medal & Champion IPA of ASIA:Far Yeast Hop Frontier -Juicy IPA-
Wild Specialty Beer Category Gold medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel 2023
Wild Specialty Beer Category Silver medal:Off Trail Mended with Spice
Wild Specialty Beer Category Bronze medal:Off Trail Upstream
Saison Category Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
American IPA Category (ABV over 5.5%) Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Trigger Chapter.2
Experimental Beer Category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Hazelnut Explosion
International Beer Cup2023
Bottle/Can:Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier Gold award:Far Yeast ARCADIA
Bottle/Can:Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Gold award:Off Trail Sleeping Dragon
Bottle/Can:American-Belgo-Style Ale Silver award:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
Bottle/Can:Specialty Saison Bronze award:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bottle/Can:American-Style Pale Ale Bronze award:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Bottle/Can:Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale Bronze award:Far Yeast Hop Frontier -Juicy IPA-
Bottle/Can:Koln-Style Kolsch Bronze award:Far Yeast Farm to Brew2023
TOKYO WHISKY & SPIRITS COMPETITION 2023
Western Spirits Division Gin Superior Gold:Off Trail – Azeotrope Beer Distilled Gin Sansho Punch New Pot
Western Spirits Division Gin Gold:Off Trail – Azeotrope Beer Distilled Beer Distilled Gin Sansho Punch Aged With Oak
Western Spirits Division Gin Gold:Off Trail – Azeotrope Malt Gin Gently Peated New Pot
Western Spirits Division Other Silver:Off Trail – Azeotrope Lager Korn Kagua Distilleds
Japan Great Beer Awards 2023
Session IPA Style Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
American-Belgo-Style Ale Style Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Juicy or Hazy IPA Style Bronze medal:HOP FRONTIER -Juicy IPA-
2022
Asia Beer Championship 2022
WILD ALE category Gold medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel 2022
Mixed-style category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
SAISON category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo White
WILD ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Off Trail Recurring Dreams
GOLDEN ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Farm to Brew 2022
International Beer Cup 2022
Bottle/Can Section Fruit Beer Silver medal:Far Yeast Peach Haze
Bottle/Can Section Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer Bronze medal:Off Trail Ume-kin’Me Crazy! 2022
Bottle/Can Section Fruited Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Bronze medal:Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel 2022
2022 World Beer Cup Awards
Specialty Saison:Far Yeast Tokyo White
TOKYO WHISKY & SPIRITS COMPETITION 2022
Western Spirits Division Gin Silver:Off Trail-Azeotrope Malt Gin New Pot Blended
2021
Asia Beer Championship 2021
WILD ALE category Gold medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel
INTERNATIONAL LAGER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager
SOUR BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Off Trail Hops and Dreams
SOUR BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~
SAISON category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo White
GOLDEN ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
GOLDEN ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Farm to Brew
AMERICAN STYLE IPA category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
FRUIT FLAVOURED BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Peach Haze
FRUIT FLAVOURED BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Passion Haze
European Beer Star 2021
Belgian-Style Oude Lambic and Geuze category Silver medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel
International Brewing And Cider Award Winners 2021
International Strong Beer category Bronze medal:KAGUA Rouge
2020
Asia Beer Championship 2020
Saison style category Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Wild Ale style category Bronze medal:Off Trail Ume-kin’ Me Crazy!
Fruit Flavoured Beer style category Bronze medal:Off Trail KRIEK IN THE FLESH
New England Style IPA style category Chairman’s Selection:Peach Haze
International Beer Cup 2020
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer style category Gold Medal:Off Trail Saigon Fervor
American-Belgo-Style Ale category Bronze Medal:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
JAPAN BREWERS CUP 2020
IPA category 2nd place:Night Watch Project BIRTHDAY GREETING HAZY IPA
2019
GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION 2019
Fruit & Spice ale / Belgium category Gold medal:KAGUA Blanc
Belgium & French ale / Belgian wheat beer category Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Japan Brewers Cup2019
Pale ale / Golden ale category 2nd place:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Wheat beer category 2nd place:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Asia Beer Championship2019
Wood/Barrel Aged Beer category Bronze medal:Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel
2018
International Beer Cup 2018
Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bronze medal:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
JAPAN BREWERS CUP 2018
IPA category 5th place:Far Yeast Nightcrawler
2017
International Beer Cup 2017
Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Japan Brewers Cup2017
Wheat beer category :Wheat style 4th place:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Hong Kong International Beer Award 2017
First prize: KAGUA Rouge
2016
International Beer Cup 2016
Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bronze medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Asia Beer Cup 2016
Gold medal :Far Yeast Tokyo White
Osaka Governor’s Award 2016
Far Yeast Tokyo White
Nagoya Governor’s Award 2016
Far Yeast Tokyo White
2015
International Beer Cup2015
Gold medal(bottle/can):Far Yeast Tokyo White
Silver medal (keg):Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bronze medal :Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Asia Beer Cup 2015
Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Osaka Governor’s Award 2015
Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Nagoya Governor’s Award 2015
Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
2014

International Beer Cup 2014

Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Hong Kong International Beer Award 2014

First prize: KAGUA Rouge

2013
Hong Kong International Beer Award 2013
First prize: KAGUA Rouge


JAPAN BREWERS CUP 2024

Wheat Beer Category 4th:Far Yeast TOKYO WHITE
Light Ale Category 4th:Far Yeast TOKYO BLONDE
Fruit Beer Category 5th:Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel

Korea International Beer Award 2024

American-Belgo-Style Ale Category Gold medal:Far Yeast TOKYO IPA
Specialty Saison Category Silver medal:Far Yeast TOKYO WHITE
American-Style Pale Ale Category Silver medal:Far Yeast TOKYO BLONDE
Rye Beer Category Silver medal:Far Yeast Right Step

Japan Great Beer Awards 2024

Specialty Saison Category Silver medal:Far Yeast TOKYO WHITE
Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale Category Bronze medal:Far Yeast Hop Frontier


2023

Brussels Beer Challenge2023

Specialty Beer(Less Than 7 ABV) Category 2nd place:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
Specialty Beer(Higher Than 7 ABV) Category 2nd place:Off Trail Trick or Treat Yourself
Modern Saison Category 3rd place:Far Yeast Tokyo White

European Beer Star 2023

Belgian-Style Lambic and Geuze Category Silver medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel 2023

Asia Beer Championship2023

Country Champion of Japan
New England / Hazy IPA Category Gold medal & Champion IPA of ASIA:Far Yeast Hop Frontier -Juicy IPA-
Wild Specialty Beer Category Gold medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel 2023
Wild Specialty Beer Category Silver medal:Off Trail Mended with Spice
Wild Specialty Beer Category Bronze medal:Off Trail Upstream
Saison Category Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
American IPA Category (ABV over 5.5%) Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Trigger Chapter.2
Experimental Beer Category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Hazelnut Explosion

TOKYO WHISKY & SPIRITS COMPETITION 2023

Western Spirits Division Gin Superior Gold:Off Trail – Azeotrope Beer Distilled Gin Sansho Punch New Pot
Western Spirits Division Gin Gold:Off Trail – Azeotrope Beer Distilled Beer Distilled Gin Sansho Punch Aged With Oak
Western Spirits Division Gin Gold:Off Trail – Azeotrope Malt Gin Gently Peated New Pot
Western Spirits Division Other Silver:Off Trail – Azeotrope Lager Korn Kagua Distilleds

Japan Great Beer Awards 2023

Session IPA Style Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
American-Belgo-Style Ale Style Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Juicy or Hazy IPA Style Bronze medal:HOP FRONTIER -Juicy IPA-


Asia Beer Championship 2022

WILD ALE category Gold medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel 2022
Mixed-style category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
SAISON category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo White
WILD ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Off Trail Recurring Dreams
GOLDEN ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Farm to Brew 2022

International Beer Cup 2022

Bottle/Can Section Fruit Beer Silver medal:Far Yeast Peach Haze
Bottle/Can Section Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer Bronze medal:Off Trail Ume-kin’Me Crazy! 2022
Bottle/Can Section Fruited Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Bronze medal:Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel 2022

2022 World Beer Cup Awards

Specialty Saison:Far Yeast Tokyo White

TOKYO WHISKY & SPIRITS COMPETITION 2022

Western Spirits Division Gin Silver:Off Trail-Azeotrope Malt Gin New Pot Blended


Asia Beer Championship 2021

WILD ALE category Gold medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel
INTERNATIONAL LAGER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast WESTBOUND 5th India Pale Lager
SOUR BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Off Trail Hops and Dreams
SOUR BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Silk Road ~Hazy Sour Ale~
SAISON category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo White
GOLDEN ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
GOLDEN ALE category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Farm to Brew
AMERICAN STYLE IPA category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA
FRUIT FLAVOURED BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Peach Haze
FRUIT FLAVOURED BEER category Chairman’s Selection:Far Yeast Passion Haze

European Beer Star 2021

Belgian-Style Oude Lambic and Geuze category Silver medal:Off Trail Kreik in the Barrel

International Brewing And Cider Award Winners 2021

International Strong Beer category Bronze medal:KAGUA Rouge


Asia Beer Championship 2020

Saison style category Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Wild Ale style category Bronze medal:Off Trail Ume-kin’ Me Crazy!
Fruit Flavoured Beer style category Bronze medal:Off Trail KRIEK IN THE FLESH
New England Style IPA style category Chairman’s Selection :Peach Haze

International Beer Cup 2020

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer style category Gold Medal: Off Trail Saigon Fervor
American-Belgo-Style Ale category Bronze Medal:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA

JAPAN BREWERS CUP 2020

IPA category 2nd place:Night Watch Project BIRTHDAY GREETING HAZY IPA


GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION 2019

Fruit & Spice ale / Belgium category Gold medal: KAGUA Blanc
Belgium & French ale / Belgian wheat beer category Silver medal :Far Yeast Tokyo White

Japan Brewers Cup2019

Pale ale / Golden ale category 2nd place:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde
Wheat beer category 2nd place:Far Yeast Tokyo White

Asia Beer Championship2019

Wood/Barrel Aged Beer category Bronze medal:Off Trail Kriek in the Barrel


International Beer Cup 2018

Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bronze medal:Far Yeast Tokyo IPA

JAPAN BREWERS CUP 2018

IPA category 5th place:Far Yeast Nightcrawler


International Beer Cup 2017

Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White

Japan Brewers Cup2017

Wheat beer category :Wheat style 4th place:Far Yeast Tokyo White

Hong Kong International Beer Award 2017

First prize: KAGUA Pouge


International Beer Cup 2016

Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bronze medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Asia Beer Cup 2016

Gold medal :Far Yeast Tokyo White

Osaka Governor’s Award 2016

Far Yeast Tokyo White

Nagoya Governor’s Award 2016

Far Yeast Tokyo White


International Beer Cup2015

Gold medal(bottle/can):Far Yeast Tokyo White
Silver medal (keg):Far Yeast Tokyo White
Bronze medal :Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Asia Beer Cup 2015

Gold medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Osaka Governor’s Award 2015

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Nagoya Governor’s Award 2015

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde


International Beer Cup 2014

Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo White
Silver medal:Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Hong Kong International Beer Award 2014

First prize: KAGUA Rouge


Hong Kong International Beer Award 2013

First prize: KAGUA Rouge