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The Best Japanese Beer Delivery Subscription Service For Craft Beer

By Guidable Writers Oct 16, 2020

Do you love beer? Want craft beer delivered to your home? Try this Japanese beer delivery subscription service! With Otomoni beer subscription service, you can get beer delivered to your house twice every month. And this is not just any beer, Otomoni specializes in craft beer, beer you can’t find anywhere outside of specialist beer vendors. If you think Japanese beer is weak and lacks flavor, don’t worry, there is a craft beer out there for you!

I subscribed as a gift to my partner and he loves it. It’s really fun opening up the box to find out what beer you get each time (don’t accidentally look in the app and spoilt the surprise though, oops)! Thanks to Otomoni he has been able to samples so many tasty new beers he had never seen or heard of before, and he really loves beer!

The Best Craft Beer Subscription Service in Japan!

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Otomoni handles over 1,100 different types of beer from Japan and all over the world! You are sure to find your perfect beer match, maybe even a type of beer you never thought you would like. Subscribe to Otomoni and get six carefully selected beers sent to your home every month. You will get two deliveries per month, each with six beers. Or use the skip function and adjust the delivery frequency to one delivery per month. Each time the beer is different, so that you can look forward to something new! Not only beer, but subscribers also get bonus goods included in the set to make your beer time even more fun.

Otomoni handles over 1,100 different types of beer from Japan and all over the world!

The Otomoni staff go to great lengths to research the best craft beer to put in their subscriptions. In Japan, they get their beer straight from the brewery and support small to medium-sized breweries. Many of the beers come fresh from production, newly brewed, and in the prime condition for drinking. They also sample and select high-quality beer and import it from overseas.

You may be wondering where the name “Otomoni” came from. In December 2020 the company changed to Otomoni from the name “Futarinomi”. “Futarinomi” means to drink as a pair, and conjures up the image of two people drinking. This came from the owner’s idea for starting the company; a means to create some special time to get together for a couple at the end of the week. Now, Otomoni isn’t just for couples and welcomes all beer lovers. Instead the word “otomoni” means “together”, “with” or as a “companion”. In changing their name Otomoni wants to create a lifestyle through craft beer, where people can enjoy their lives to the fullest.

Customization for the Perfect Delivery

Each month’s subscription is customized especially for you. Using different beer styles, they concoct the best combination of beer to complement and contrast the others. This way, you can never get bored with the same taste. After each arrival, you can give feedback on this month’s beer, and Otomoni uses this data to customize your delivery for the next month. If you really loved a certain bottle, there is a keep function so you can get it again and again (up to three of the six slots).

Otomoni Beer App, Collect them All!

It’s like Pokémon, but with beer. Tick off the beer you’ve tried and collect them all! Each time you try a new beer, you can log down your review and thoughts. This helps the staff plan your next round of customized beer too. You can get great recommendations for the beer you might like. Find out the back story and insider information about craft beers you love. The more beers you collect the more points you receive and you can level up to different stages! Have you always wondered what your favorite beer styles are? Do you have trouble remembering what you liked about the beer you drank recently? Having an app is really handy to keep all the information in one place.

A Truly Flexible Subscription Service

If you haven’t found the opportunity to drink this month’s beer and have some leftover (haha), you can make use of Otomoni’s skip function. Skip the next month so there will be nothing delivered and you don’t have to pay! It is a useful option for if you go on a trip and won’t be home, or are only an occasional beer drinker. You can plan out the subscription as you want and not be locked into a strict subscription service.

Each month’s subscription is customized especially for you.

Supporting Breweries in Danger Due to COVID-19

Let’s protect Japanese craft beer! Since April, Breweries in tourist areas have seen a 90% loss in profit. As tourism and the food and drink industry has taken a hard hit with the spread of COVID-19, Otomoni has set out to help breweries by putting their beer in the subscription service and assisting with PR.

Beer festivals are also struggling, so Otomoni they have collaborated with certain beer festivals to bring the festivals to people who can enjoy them at home. You can participate in beer festivals from all over the country by purchasing beer festival sets from the online store.

What’s Next for Otomoni

Do you drink beer with dinner or just snacks? Sometimes the accompaniment of beer with complimentary tsumami (snacks) is the best. Otomoni has started to collaborate with snack producers soon to bring the perfect combination of beer and snack to your door. Please keep a lookout and be the first to try their new beer x tsumami collaborations.

Try the Best Japanese Craft Beer!

The great thing about a subscription service is the ability to try new things. Find your new favorite beer. You can try something you usually would never have bought yourself and find out you really like it.

Want more info? Find out prices, see special collaboration subscriptions, buy one-off beer deliveries!

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If you have yet to find a beer you really like in Japan, don’t worry, you can find a Japanese craft beer you love. You can find it through Otomoni. What is your favorite Japanese craft beer? We would love to know in the comments!