Maíra Kimura, Yumi Shimada and Fernanda Ueno were brought together through beer and unpretentiously built their brand, Japas Cervejaria, in the midst of bar conversations, meetings and beer festivals. Their similarities were undeniable – they were some of the few women and, coincidentally, also some of the few Japanese descendants in the industry. With this union they decided to, in addition to research their origins, show that women can and should also participate in environments that are generally considered to be masculine, proving more and more that beer has no gender.
Their creations are a result of this dive into ancestry designing recipes rich in aromas, flavors and culture that celebrate the union between Brazil and Japan in a contemporary way; sans clichés or pre-established ideas. What the three women of Japas Cervejaria bring to the industry is unmistakable, irreplaceable and extremely invaluable. We look forward to growing our partnership with these fine folks and continuing to offer you their mold-breaking creations.