Have you ever noticed that there are different Japanese kanji names used for “brewery”? Although all of them mean “brewery,” the following are the most common designations found in brewery names:

“酒造”  “酒蔵”  “清酒”  “醸造”

If you search for the name of a brewery using English or another foreign language, it may be hard to find it. That’s when knowing these different brewery designations may help.