Miyake Honten


Region: Chugoku
Prefecture: Hiroshima

Sempuku-no-kura, "Brewery of a Thousand Fortunes," founded in 1856 was destroyed during the bombing campaigns of WWII; at the close of the war, only two structural walls remained standing of the dozen or structures that comprised the brewery and its adjoining residence.  By late 1946, the brewery was rebuilt and resumed production.  Miyake Honten's brewing ethos is to cultivate strong koji (aspergillus oryzae) and achieve a umami-filled yeast fermentation; while ever-seeking the ultimate balance between umami, acidity, and food-friendliness.