The progress of brewing technology and new product development in Japan

Takeshi Nakamura (1); (1) Sapporo Breweries Ltd., Yaizu, Japan

BCOJ Symposium
Sunday, August 14  •  2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Plaza Buiding, Concourse Level, Governor's Square  14

The Japanese beer industry has taken a pioneering step by introducing German technology, and it has been making great developments in brewing technology to achieve better quality and higher production efficiency to meet the needs of increased consumption and saving energy. More recently, a raft of cutting-edge products have been developed owing to the local unique Liquor Tax laws. For instance, products that do not use malt, and those that have health benefits such as low or no alcohol, low carbohydrates, and zero purine. Japanese brewing engineers have been making a dramatic impact toward achieving fully sustainable and innovative growth.

Takeshi Nakamura studied at Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University. He joined the Sapporo Breweries, Ltd., in 1987, and has 27 years of brewery work experience. He has been a director of Frontier Laboratories of Value Creation since 2014.