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紹介 / About



Our mission is to share our passion for craft beer with the people of Japan, and grow the local market by giving people an opportunity to try some of the best craft beers available in the world. We recognized the burgeoning craft beer scene throughout Japan and noticed, while there were several places to enjoy craft beer on draft, the ability to bring craft beer back to our homes to share with friends and family was lacking. We saw an opportunity to transition our hobby into a career…and jumped!


We provide a warm, stylish atmosphere to indulge in over 100 different craft beers from America and Japan. Our customers are invited to sit down, relax, and try beers in the shop, or simply grab a few beers and take them home. For those that can’t easily come to the shop, our entire selection is available online for delivery throughout Japan.





JAMIE grew up in Colorado and then moved to San Diego, California for 10 years. Despite spending most of his life in the epicenter of the craft beer revolution, he only casually enjoyed a craft beer now and then. After moving to Singapore, he noticed a hole in his life. A hole that could only be filled by the sweet sweet nectar that comes from a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. He had to have it and went to great lengths to get it. He fell in love with the craft, started homebrewing, and knew he had to find a way to insert himself into the industry. After 4 years in Singapore, he and his wife, Kayoko, were ready for a change and decided to make the move to Nagoya. Within the first couple weeks of landing in Japan, the HopBuds wheels were in motion!




KAYOKO was born in Hyogo prefecture and grew up in Taketoyo, Aichi, Japan. She spent some time in England, worked in Thailand for a couple years, returned to Aichi to work in Nagoya, and then found herself in Singapore. It was there that she was introduced to craft beer by Jamie. All of her previous ideas of what beer could be were changed and she became a regular craft beer enthusiast in the local Singapore craft scene. Her passion for craft beer is infectious and she loves to share her opinions and experiences of the glorious hops, aromas, flavors, and processes that go into each beautiful beverage that touches her lips!


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