A brewer born in the Heisei Era in Ehime Prefecture. The first head brewer at Y.Y.G. Brewery in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. Coming home after 12 years outside his home town, he returned to start DD4D BREWING with the desire that more people could enjoy a diversity of beer in Matsuyama. At the same time as creating precisely calculated, unique recipes, he continues to make beer that pushes the limits of style while remaining elegant. Since turning pro from 2016, Keita has brewed more than 80 beer styles. He received eight awards, including gold medals, for his beers at international competitions.
1983年、ギネスビールの故郷でもある北アイルランド生まれ。DD4D BREWINGの東京ビール大使。世界中の大手会社が作るスタンダードなラガーしか知らなかった頃、ビールは全く好きでもなかった。しかし様々なスタイル、無限に広がる香り、造り手のクラフトマンシップに惹かれ、次第にビールへの恋に落ちて行った。今やクリスは発酵したもの全てが好きだ。本業の傍らその情熱を東京の醸造所でのボランティアや日々の研究に費やしている。“Good People Drink Good Beer（良い人は良いビールを飲む）”という諺があるが、良い人は良いビールに出会い、良いビールは良い人を引寄せると信じて、ビール文化を日本で広げる活動をしている。好きなビールはEnglish Bitter、Sour/Wild Yeast Beer、Brut IPA。
Born in Northern Ireland in 1983 on the very island that gave birth to Guinness. For years didn’t even like beer at all until discovering that there was much more to beer than the standard “international lager” and was captivated by the plethora of flavors, types and sheer craftsmanship that go into craft beer. Chris fell in love with everything fermented and soon started brewing himself and volunteering at a local brewery in Tokyo. An advocate of “Good People Drink Good Beer” - is always bringing good people to beer or brings good beer to people. Top three favorite styles: English bitter, sour/wild yeast beers, Brut IPA.
Born in Tokyo, and living in Hawaii from middle school through university, DD4D's branding.director. He joined in the creation of DD4D Brewing with Keita Yamanouchi whom he got to know when he was in the fashion industry in Tokyo. He hopes to be the bridge between fashion and craft beer wielding his unique Hawaiian character and his experiences in the craft beer and fashion industries.
Y.Y.G. BREWING COMPANY
DD4D's Sister Brewery
フィラデルフィア（米国）出身のクラフトビール醸造家。 ニュージャージーのFlying Fish Brewery、サンフランシスコの21st Amendment Brewpubでの醸造経験を経て、パリにDeck & Donohueを共同で設立。豊かな想像力で変わった素材を用いたビールを造るが、常に飲み易くバランスの取れたビールを目指す。 2019年に妻と子と共にパリから松山市に移住（人も天候も暖かい！）。 アメリカ・フランスでの経験を生かし、日本のビールの可能性を広げる為の挑戦を始める。
Mike was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA (USA), but has most recently lived in Paris, France since 2014, where he co-founded the brewery Deck & Donohue. Previously Mike brewed at Flying Fish Brewery in New Jersey, and at the 21st Amendment Brewpub in San Francisco, California as an assistant brewer. Mike moved to Matsuyama in 2019 with his family to be closer to his wife’s family, who also live in Matsuyama, and for the warm weather! As a brewer, Mike enjoys making a variety of beer styles with a focus on balance and drinkability, and a creative spirit. Any chance to use unique ingredients or push the limits on beer styles is welcomed. Mike hopes to build on his previous experience in beer to help further the craft beer revolution in Matsuyama :)