Mokichi Craft Beer in Fujisawa

Mokichi Craft Beer

Yeast. One of the best fungi ever discovered and something that contributes to two staple pieces of our diet: beer and bread. Without yeast, beer and bread would still be possible but would probably taste lame. Mokichi Craft Beer knows this and sells bread alongside the range of Shonan Beers. In fact, it only sells Shonan Beers, as Mokichi Craft …

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Closed: Brimmer Beer Box in Omotesando, Tokyo

Brimmer Beer Box

Editor Note: Brimmer Beer Box has closed down. This review has been kept for posterity’s sake Brimmer Beer Box is located about five minutes away from Omotesando station, an upmarket part of Tokyo that scares me because I simply do not fit in there. Swathes of high-end fashion and jewellery stores mean me in my usual clothes of jeans and t-shirt either stick …

Craft Hands in Azabu-Juban, Tokyo

Craft Hands entrance

Craft Hands is located near Azabu Juban station in Tokyo. In all honesty, it’s probably the easiest bar to find so far. Turn left out of exit 7 of the Tokyo Metro station on the Oedo line, turn left again and Craft Hands is right in front of you. It is possible to walk it from Roppongi as well so you …

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Nakameguro Taproom in Nakameguro, Tokyo

Nakameguro Taproom

Nakameguro Taproom One Paragraph Review Nakameguro Taproom is well worth visiting if you’re in the area, with good beer at reasonable prices and a decent atmosphere conducive to a fun night out drinking. Paired with pizza, Nakameguro Taproom is a viable alternative for other pizza places in Tokyo, as long as you can get over the amount of wood in the …

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The Aldgate in Shibuya, Tokyo

Aldgate Inside

The Aldgate is a British themed pub, don’t groan at the back there!, located in Shibuya, about ten minutes from JR Shibuya station. You could probably get there quicker if the gaggles of snickering schoolgirls and the bustling throngs of fashionistas moved out of the way. Can’t they see I need a pint? The Aldgate is smack dab halfway up …

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Craft Beer Bar Kannai in Yokohama

Craft Beer Bar Kannai

Those lazy Saturdays when the kids are at the in-laws lend themselves perfectly to some early afternoon drinking. Craft Beer Bar Kannai has been on my list of places to go for the last few years; however, whenever I have gone there, it’s either been closed, full up, or they’ve run out of beer. Luckily, the last time I went …

Bay Brewing Yokohama in Kannai

bay brewing yokohama

If you’ve read the article here with Shinya Suzuki about Bay Brewing Yokohama then you’re one step ahead of those who haven’t. I’ll wait for you to go read it. Ok, now that you have read it, we can dispense with the back story and history of Bay Brewing Yokohama and move swiftly on. Opened in 2011, Bay Brewing Yokohama …

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Closed: H@bit in Omori, Tokyo.

happy hour @ h@abit

Edit: H@bit closed at the end of January 2017. This review has been left up for archive purposes. H@bit comes this week courtesy of a recommendation by a friend (Thanks Hiro!) who has been hankering on at me to come along for a few Japanese craft beers. H@bit is located one minute from Omorikaigan station on the Keikyu line and about ten minutes …

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Thrash Zone Yokohama in Yokohama

Thrash Zone Beers

Thrash Zone sounded like some dodgy, off-the-beaten track bar when I first heard about almost a decade ago now in 2006. It was originally on a second floor and if you scour the internet hard enough, you’ll find a picture of BeerTengoku at that bar looking worse for wear. Thrash Zone is essentially an outlet for Thrashzone Brew Labo beers with …

True Brew Hitachino Nest Tasting Room Mito

Hitachino Nest @ True Brew

True Brew is Hitachino Nest’s tasting bar, or taproom, located south of Mito station’s train barriers in Ibaragi. True Brew has a seven tap selection of Hitachino Nest beers; five regular, two special, and the Brooklyn lager that Kiuchi Brewery brews in Japan. Paired with some basic food, True Brew is a café style place to sample some Hitachino Nest …