Raspberry Fruit Puree for the Gold!

On November 1, the International Beer Cup (IBC), one of Japan's most prestigious beer competitions, announced its list of winners for 2020.  Among the breweries receiving gold medals was Brewmin', a small brewery from Toyama, Oregon's sister prefecture (state) and location of Hokusei North America's parent company's home office.   Strengthening the Brewmin' - Hokusei [...]

By |2021-03-16T00:34:41-07:00November 12th, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

Zwicklemania: a Truly Oregon Beer Experience

We are following up last month's news post with another one about beer (a favorite topic of ours). Zwickwemania is an Oregon craft beer event that will take place in Portland this year on Saturday, Feb 15. Now in its 12th year, Zwickwemania is essentially a "brewery open house" event, when hundreds of breweries around [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:19:10-07:00February 8th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oregon -Japan Beer Festival Date Announced

For years, Japanese consumers have enjoyed Oregon beers exported to Japan, and have often come to Oregon to drink craft beer "at the source".  At the same time, various Japanese and Oregon brewers have made a number of  friendships, resulting in working together on various beer-related projects.   To strengthen the beer bond between Japan [...]

By |2021-03-16T00:27:31-07:00January 26th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oregon Fruit Products Visit to Japan

Earlier this month, Chris Hodge, Sales Director for Oregon Fruit Products (OFP), visited Japan as part of Oregon Governor Brown's trade mission.  During his visit to Japan, Mr. Hodge visited a number of Japanese breweries and met with a number of brewers to discuss OFP's fruit purees for fermentation. As importer of OFP's purees in [...]

By |2021-03-16T00:38:06-07:00November 18th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hokusei Starts Oregon Fruit Products Puree Sales

Starting in late-September, Hokusei North America and its parent company Hokusei Products launched sales of Oregon Fruit Products’ (OFP) fruit puree for fermentation products in Japan.  Collectively, the Hokusei group reached out to a number of breweries in Japan’s burgeoning craft beer industry, and subsequently received a number of orders for purees. […]

By |2020-05-29T00:19:13-07:00October 1st, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hokusei Shares Oregon Fruit Product Purees with Japanese Brewers

At the Hood to Fuji Brewers’ Seminar held on June 7 in Tokyo, Hokusei Products (Japan) and Hokusei North America jointly hosted a booth featuring Oregon Fruit Products purees.  The aseptic purees are especially formulated for use in fermentation (beer, spirits, cider, etc.) and are widely used in the North American beer brewing industry. The [...]

By |2021-03-16T00:34:26-07:00June 13th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

CEO Tomita to Speak at Hood to Fuji Brewing Industry Event

On Fri, June 7, Hokusei North America’s CEO Taro Tomita will speak during a brewing industry seminar to be held in conjunction with the Hood to Fuji Oregon-Japan collaboration beer festival.  Held a day before the actual festival, the seminar will be attended by a number of professionals from the Japanese beer industry, including brewers, [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:12:14-07:00June 1st, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

Hokusei Begins Working with Oregon Fruit Products

In April, Hokusei North America began working with Oregon Fruit Products (Salem, Ore.) to begin shipping fruit puree to Japan.  The aseptic puree shipped was for specifically processed fermentation purposes, and will be used in a number of craft beers offered at the "Hood to Fuji" Oregon-Japan beer festival being held on June 8 ~ [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:19:15-07:00May 18th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fuji to Hood collaborations on a sunny spring day

Yesterday was arguably Portland's best weather of the year so far. It was the perfect setting for the first annual Fuji to Hood Japan/ Portland Collaboration Beer Festival. Ten Portland breweries along with one local cidery teamed up with brewers and cider makers from Japan to create collaborations for the event. https://fujitohood.com All ten of [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:12:24-07:00April 22nd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments
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