Sapporo Breweries

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Sapporo Breweries Ltd. is a Japanese beer brewing company founded in 1876.wikipedia
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Mitsui

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Sapporo Breweries is a member of the Mitsui keiretsu.
The major companies of the group include Mitsui & Co. (general trading company), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sapporo Breweries, Toray Industries, Mitsui Chemicals, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Mitsui Fudosan.

Sleeman Breweries

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The company purchased the Canadian company Sleeman Breweries in 2006.
In 2006, Sleeman Breweries was purchased by Sapporo Brewery for CA$400 million.

Ebisu, Shibuya

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The world headquarters of Sapporo Breweries is in Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo.
Ebisu was founded around 1928 as a community developed around the Japan Beer Brewery Company (now Sapporo Breweries Limited) facilities which began brewing Yebisu Beer in 1890.

Shibuya

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The world headquarters of Sapporo Breweries is in Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo.

Eniwa, Hokkaido

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Shizuoka Brewery in Yaizu was opened in 1980, Chiba Brewery in Chiba was opened in 1988, Hokkaido Brewery in Eniwa, Hokkaidō was built in 1989, and the Kyushu Hita Brewery was opened in Hita, Ōita in 2000.
Many farms are located around Eniwa, and the town has many manufacturing businesses, including the Sapporo Brewery Hokkaido factory.

Unibroue

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The company's current products are based on the family's original recipes, and recipes from Unibroue (which brewery Sleeman had previously purchased).
The company was purchased by Sleeman Breweries Ltd. in 2004, which was itself taken over by Sapporo in 2006.

Keiretsu

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Sapporo Breweries is a member of the Mitsui keiretsu.

Natori, Miyagi

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The first, Sendai Brewery, was opened in 1971 in Natori, Miyagi, and was among the first to use a computerised brewing system.

Wild Rose Brewery

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Sleeman Breweries / Sapporo Canada currently consists of four Canadian breweries: Sleeman in Guelph, Ontario, Okanagan Spring in Vernon, British Columbia, Unibroue in Chambly, Quebec, and Wild Rose Brewery in Calgary, Alberta.
Wild Rose Brewery, established in 1996 as an independent craft brewery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is now a part of Sapporo Breweries of Japan.

Anchor Brewing Company

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On 3 August 2017, it was announced that Sapporo Brewing Company would be acquiring Anchor Brewing.
On 3 August 2017, it was announced that Sapporo Breweries would acquire the company.

Yaizu, Shizuoka

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Shizuoka Brewery in Yaizu was opened in 1980, Chiba Brewery in Chiba was opened in 1988, Hokkaido Brewery in Eniwa, Hokkaidō was built in 1989, and the Kyushu Hita Brewery was opened in Hita, Ōita in 2000.
Yaizu is also home to one of Sapporo Brewery's Largest factories, as well as the company's new product development division.

Sapporo

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It was first brewed in Sapporo, Japan, in 1876 by brewer Seibei Nakagawa. The origins of this company are in Sapporo, Hokkaido, during the Meiji period, where the Hokkaido Development Commission (Kaitakushi) established many businesses.
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Hita, Ōita

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Shizuoka Brewery in Yaizu was opened in 1980, Chiba Brewery in Chiba was opened in 1988, Hokkaido Brewery in Eniwa, Hokkaidō was built in 1989, and the Kyushu Hita Brewery was opened in Hita, Ōita in 2000.
Recently, companies such as TDK, Kyushu Sumidenso, Sapporo Breweries, and Sanwa Shurui have expanded manufacturing in the area.

Beer in Japan

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Beer in Japan comes mostly from the country's four major beer producers: Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, and Suntory, producing mainly pale-colored light lagers with an alcohol strength of around 5.0% ABV.

Sapporo Factory

The building was formerly a brewery that belonged to the Kaitakushi, the old government of Hokkaidō prefecture, and later owned by the Sapporo Beer Company, the predecessor of the Sapporo Brewery.

Historical kana orthography

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Yebisu is notable in that its Japanese name includes the now-obsolete [[ゑ|we]] kana (character) (ヱ or ゑ) for the even-older ye reading, an anachronism (historical kana usage).
Companies, shrines and people occasionally use historical kana conventions such as ゑびす (Ebisu), notably in Yebisu beer, which is written ヱビス webisu but pronounced ebisu.

Sapporo Beer Museum

The Kaitaku-shi Brewery was disposed, and the Sapporo Beer Company was established in December 1887, which later became the Sapporo Brewery.

Pokka

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Pokka is owned by Sapporo Holdings, Japan's fourth largest brewer by volume and makers of Yebisu and Sleeman.

Brewery

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Sapporo Breweries Ltd. is a Japanese beer brewing company founded in 1876.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

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The company has five breweries in Japan, the Sleeman brewery in Canada, and Sapporo Brewing Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S. The main brands are Sapporo Draft (Premium in North America); Yebisu; and Sleeman Cream Ale.

Meiji (era)

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The origins of this company are in Sapporo, Hokkaido, during the Meiji period, where the Hokkaido Development Commission (Kaitakushi) established many businesses.

Meguro

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In 1887, another company, the Japan Beer Brewery Company was established in Mita, Meguro, Tokyo, and began producing Yebisu Beer.

Asahi Breweries

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The competition between Sapporo and Japan Beer, as well as competition with the Osaka (now Asahi) and Kirin breweries led to a 1906 merger of Sapporo, Japan, and Osaka breweries into the Dai-Nippon Beer Company, Ltd., which formed a near monopoly on the Japanese market until after World War II.

Kirin Company

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The competition between Sapporo and Japan Beer, as well as competition with the Osaka (now Asahi) and Kirin breweries led to a 1906 merger of Sapporo, Japan, and Osaka breweries into the Dai-Nippon Beer Company, Ltd., which formed a near monopoly on the Japanese market until after World War II.

Cayman Islands

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On February 15, 2007, Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund, a Cayman Islands-registered fund management subsidiary of Warren Lichtenstein's Steel Partners and the biggest shareholder (18.6% as of Feb. 2007) of Sapporo Holdings, submitted a proposal to the company seeking approval to raise its stake to 66.6%.