The Sapporo Beer Museum, which opened in July of 1987, was Japan’s first museum dedicated to the subject of beer. On display are a wide variety of beer industry items that start with the Kaitakushi Beer Brewery and revolve around the history of our firm. The building in which the museum is housed is a red brick building dating to the Meiji period (1868-1912) that is in and of itself a cultural asset. The building was originally constructed in 1890 as a brewery for Sapporo Seito, a sugar manufacturer. In May of 1903, Sapporo Beer acquired it and repurposed the plant for the malting of barley used in beer. The plant went online in April 1905. For a period of sixty years until it closed in 1965, the plant was used for production of barley.