Far Yeast Brewing releases “Far Yeast Tokyo White”, “KAGUA ROUGE”, “KAGUA BLANC” in Finland

Far Yeast Brewing Co. (Head office: Kosuge, Yamanashi Prefecture; Representative Director: Shiro Yamada) will start selling its original “Far Yeast Tokyo White”, “Kagua Rouge”, and “Kagua Blanc” beers in the Finland market starting July 8th, 2021. 

In the Nordic countries such as Finland, there are many unique craft beer brands, and many people enjoy the unique taste and culture of craft beer, coupled with the rich culture and design typical of Scandinavia. Finland has a population of about 5.5 million, but as of 2019, there are approximately 100 microbreweries, which is about four times the number of microbreweries per capita in Japan.

Alcohol sales in Finland often have to meet the strict bidding standards of the distributor Alko. Therefore, Far Yeast Brewing will officially start selling in Finland from July 8th of this year after repeated preliminary consultations, with local partner, Vinic Oy, through processes such as sample inspection, product registration, bidding, etc. Product will be available from July 8th at the Alko online shop and Alko Stores.

・Alko Online shop : https://www.alko.fi/en/services-shopping/alko-online-shop

・Alko Stores list : https://www.alko.fi/en/shops-services

<Comments from Ms. Mirjami Luoto from local partner in Finland>

Vinic, a Finnish importer and agent of high-quality wines, spirits and craft beer, is pleased to announce an exclusivity agreement with Far Yeast Brewing company in the Finnish market. There is a large number of microbreweries and a strong craft beer culture in Finland but when it comes to Japanese beer, craft beers haven’t been introduced yet. The style that is well-known are the lighter, lager style Japanese beers. Beers with a distinctive, fresh design complementing and highlighting the Japanese origin. Carefully used Japanese flavours make these well-crafted beers very distinctive compared to the ones on the market currently. Vinic is proud to introduce three premium craft beers from the Tokyo-based Far Yeast Brewing that will be launched in the Finnish alcohol monopoly, Alko, on July 8th: 

  • Far Yeast Tokyo White
  • Kagua Blanc
  • Kagua Rouge

With the start of sales in Finland, our company will have sold its brand of beers in 24 different countries. We will continue to strive to deliver the high-quality taste of craft beer from Japan to the world.


【Local Partner in Finland】

・ Company: VINIC OY

・ Representative:Joni Luoto(Mr.)


【Product Information】

Far Yeast Tokyo White

Having won a gold medal in the “Asia Beer Championship 2020 – Saison category”, an international competition for craft beers from all over Asia, this saison style beer with a dry and sharp mouthfeel has been highly acclaimed worldwide. 

You can enjoy the fruity ester aroma and refreshing hop flavor.

Ingredients : barley malt, wheat malt, hop, wheat, sugar

ABV : 5.0%

Style : Saison

Brewery : Far Yeast Brewing Genryu brewery located in Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Award : 

・Asia Beer Championship 2020 ”Saison” category – Gold medal


”Belgium & French ale / Belgian wheat beer” category – Silver medal

・Japan Brewers Cup 2019 ”Wheat Beer” category – 2nd place

・Many other awards



KAGUA is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table. Kagua Rouge is a rich and full bodied Belgian-style ale with a flavor dof roasted malt and spicy SANSHO.

Ingredients : barley malt, hop, herb, beer yeasts 

ABV : 9.0%

Style : Belgian dark strong ale

Brewery : Brewery De Graal, Belgium

Award : 

・Hong Kong International Beer Award 2017 – First prize

・Hong Kong International Beer Award 2014 – First prize

・Hong Kong International Beer Award 2013 – First prize




KAGUA is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table. Kagua Blanc is a refreshing Belgian-style ale with a flavor of Yuzu and yeast-derived phenolic aroma.

Ingredients : barley malt, hop, herb, beer yeasts 

ABV : 8.0%

Style : Belgian dark strong ale

Brewery : Brewery De Graal, Belgium

Award : GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION GOLD 2019 Fruit & Spice ale / Belgium category Gold medal



This beer is brewed in the headwaters of the Tama River, which flows through Tokyo, and is characterized by its gorgeous aroma and dry finish. The beers are packaged by the second fermentation method, so you can enjoy its flavor for a long time. We launched canned products in the spring of 2020 so that more people can enjoy the high quality taste of Far Yeast.

【About  KAGUA】

KAGUA is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table. KAGUA beer uses a rare method of incorporating Japanese herbs like Sansho pepper and Yuzu as brewing spices, an uncommon practice in the world. KAGUA pairs exceptionally well with Japanese delicacies such as sushi, tempura, unagi, sukiyaki and yakitori.

[About Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.]

“Democratizing beer” – Developed under the mission to, “ re-establish the diversity and abundance of true beer culture, which has sadly been hidden by relentless over-commercialisation.”

To achieve this goal, we enlist our Japanese flavored beer brand “Kagua,” Tokyo themed brand “Far Yeast,” and Innovative beer brand “Off Trail” to spread our distinctive beers to the world.


Company Profile

Company name Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd.

Head office address 4341-1 Kosuge-mura,  Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Brewery address 4341 Kosuge-mura, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Representative Director Shiro Yamada

Founded September 7, 2011

Capital 64,975 thousand Japanese yen

Business Craft beer brewing, distribution sales. Restaurant management. URL https://faryeast.com


<Contact Information>

Far Yeast Brewing Company, Takuya Mizutome(Mr.)

  Mail:pr@faryeast.com   TEL:+81-70-3349-6990


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