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My Article about Hideki Mochizuki and Atsugi Brewery in Metropolis Magazine

Hideki Mochizuki and one of his brews.
I confess that I have taken full advantage of the craft beer trend in Japan. My articles in Modern Farmer, Metropolis Magazine, and Beer Zen Journal required painstaking research into the breweries, their beers, and the food they choose to serve with them. What delicious and fascinating suffering it was, I must say.

My latest piece, The Craft of Beer at Metropolis Magazine, introduces Atsugi Beer and its brewer, Hideki Mochizuki. It was a real pleasure not just to drink his beer, but to roam about the brewery itself with him. It was so much fun, and I left thinking about brewing beer at home. I'm over that for the moment, but it's a sign of real passion and skill when another person and their work inspire that feeling. Try it for yourself and see what happens.

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