The causes of this organization are in Sapporo, Hokkaido during the Meiji time frame, where the Hokkaido Development Commission (Kaitakushi) set up numerous organizations. Seibei Nakagawa, a German-prepared brewer, turned into the first brewmaster of the Kaitakushi Brewery in June 1876, and the primary Sapporo Lager was created around then. Privatized in 1886, the Sapporo brewery turned into the highlight for the Sapporo Beer Company.
In 1887, another organization, the Japan Beer Brewery Company was set up in Mita, Meguro, Tokyo, and started creating Yebisu Beer. The opposition among Sapporo and Japan Beer, just as rivalry with the Osaka (presently Asahi) and Kirin breweries, prompted a 1906 merger of Sapporo, Japan, and Osaka breweries into the Dai-Nippon Beer Company, Ltd. (大日本麦酒株式会社), which shaped close syndication on the Japanese market until after World War II.
After 1949, Dai-Nippon was part of Nippon and Asahi breweries, with the Nippon Breweries continuing creation of Sapporo beer in 1956 and renaming itself to the current name, Sapporo Breweries, in 1964. Yebisu Beer was relaunched as a different brand in 1971, showcased as a German-style grain beer. Sapporo Black Label beer was dispatched in 1977.
In 2006, Sapporo reported they would obtain Canadian brewer Sleeman in a $400-million all-money bargain.
On February 15, 2007, Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund, a Cayman Islands-enrolled support management auxiliary of Warren Lichtenstein's Steel Partners and the greatest investor (18.6% as of Feb. 2007) of Sapporo Holdings, presented a proposition to the organization looking for endorsement to raise its stake to 66.6%.
On 3 August 2017, it was reported that Sapporo Brewing Company would get Anchor Brewing.
Notwithstanding its name, Sapporo beer isn't solely brewed in Sapporo. Sapporo is likewise brewed in Sendai, Chiba, Shizuoka, and Kyushu. Most Sapporo beer sold in North America had been brewed at the Sleeman brewery in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Most Sapporo beer sold in the United States is presently brewed by Sapporo Brewing Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.