Orion beer (pronounced or-ee-on)「オリオンビール」 is the 5th most popular selling beer in Japan and controls a majority share of beer consumption in Okinawa.
Orion was founded in 1957 and started with brewing a traditional German-style beer, but the company’s popularity took off when they changed the brew to become a more American-style beer.
We went on a tour of the brewery at Naha, Okinawa.
At the end of the tour, we were each given a coupon to exchange for either a beer or soft drink, and some snacks/nuts.
I’m not really a fan of beer but this beer tastes quite light, smooth and refreshing!
Those who don’t drink beer can choose to drink lemon tea instead (also Orion brand).
Phone: 0980-54-4103 (Japanese only)
Opening Hours: 9:20-16:40
Closed from 31 December to 3 January (New Year holiday)
Tours take 40min, followed by a 20min tasting session.