Drinkable Image: Kyoya Shuzo, Nichinan, Japan

Japan’s southernmost home island, Kyushu, is the center of the shochu-distilling universe. Kyoya, located in the town of Nichinan in Miyazaki Prefecture, is among the world-class Kyushu distilleries, blending tradition with modern technology. That brownish vessel is a traditional clay fermentation pot, which usually sits just below floor level, with its opening on the floor’s…

Image of the Day: Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto, on the southernmost Japanese island of Kyushu, has an enormously popular mascot, Kumamon—so popular that he inspired a local watering hole, KumaBar.

Image of the Day: Hong Kong, The Roundhouse Taproom

One of the promising signs of Hong Kong’s burgeoning craft beer culture is The Roundhouse Taproom, where you’ll find products from some of the up-and-coming locals like Young Master and Moonzen, as well as artisanal imports from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Image of the Day: Hitoyosi-City, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan

The Drinkable Globe will present one photo from a different part of the world each day, designed to inspire you in your worldwide beverage pursuits. And if you can’t get there on a plane, you can get there in spirit with a glass. Today’s image takes us to Hitoyosi-City in the Kumamoto Prefecture, on the…