We are a little late to the party when talking about the recent events in Japan but I feel the need to address how the tsunami has effected Japanese beer. Companies like Sapporo, Kirin Holdings and Kiuichi Brewing are facing a rough road ahead with their facility's sustaining major damage and in need of rebuilding. The only brewery that was not effected was Baird Brewing in Numazu, they are operating as normal at their tap room and fish market. I really wish the best to everyone in Japan and hope they can get back on their feet soon. I know their are numerous places and people doing what they can to organize donations. A friend of mine in the film community is doing his part to save Japan. Abbitt Wilkerson over in Washington has been staying up late many nights cutting out his Pray For Japan and Hope For Japan stickers. Check out his store here, or click the picture below. All proceeds are going to the Red Cross to help out Japan.