Craft Beer in Japan is on the rise, and today we talk to an expat who is helping that rise: Gareth Burns of Be Easy Brewing. Our old buddy Ry Beville, of the Japan Beer Times, brought Gareth and his brewer Masahiro – along with their “everything” gal Chika, all the way out from Northern Japan just for this show! Gareth was stationed in Japan and fell in love with not only his surroundings, but the craft beer scene there, and decided to make that his new career path. He brought along two beers for us to try – a Czech Pils and a Pale Ale – making JP and Tasty the first two folks in the US to try beer from Be Easy. Pretty cool! We also talked (and tasted) some regional Sake!