Repubrew in Numazu, Shizuoka

Repubrew The Bottom Line Repubrew started out as a craft beer bar that was worth a visit because there wasn’t much in the area. With the recent improvements in its in-house beers, Repubrew has proven itself to be worthy of a visit if you’re remotely in the area. The in-house beers proved to be very tasty and good value for money, …

Hakone Beer in Hakone, Kanagawa

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Hakone Beer The Bottom Line Hakone is better known for its onsens and ryokans in the area, but if you find yourself down in Hakone, then Hakone Beer is worth a visit but because of the distance involved, make sure someone else is driving. The beers are cheap considering its in a relative popular tourist area, has some great views, and …

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Ottotto Brewery Hamamatsucho in Daimon, Tokyo

Ottotto Brewery Hamamatsucho

Ottotto Brewery Hamamatsucho The Bottom Line Ottotto Brewery Hamamatsucho isn’t a bad place to pick up some beers but there are better, and cheaper, places in the area. With Devilcraft Hamamatsucho and The Lower Right just around the corner from the brewery, it might be worth stopping at Ottotto Brewery Hamamatsucho for a quick warm-up beer rather than a big session – especially …

Ebina Beer in Ebina, Kanagawa 

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Ebina Beer The Bottom Line I liked Ebina Beer a lot – a nice little friendly place with a good chilled atmosphere about it that is easily accessible if you live on the Odakyu line. The whole place is non-smoking and there was no table charge either when I went. What more could you want? Reasonable prices? You got those as …

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Anchor Point in Nagatacho, Tokyo

Anchor Point

Anchor Point The Bottom Line Anchor Point might not be the brew pub you’re looking for – I certainly felt out of place in jeans and a t-shirt in what appeared to be an upmarket bar, but if you’re in the area, it’s worth popping in. Just. The beers, while young and had some dodgy pours, were tasty for a …

Nuttari Beer in Chuo-Ku, Niigata

Nuttari Beer

Nuttari Beer The Bottom Line Nuttari Beer is very much a work in progress in terms of its beer though with it being so young and with them wanting feedback on their beer, they are going the right way to improving. It’s a fair trek from Niigata station though it’s easy to find, especially as you’re walking around for a …

TT Brewery in Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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TT Brewery Bottom Line While TT Brewery is a welcome addition to the brewpub scene in Kanagawa, it suffers from pretty much the same things as the Bakushu Kobo range of brewpubs – beer that is unfinished and could do with a little longer in the tanks. While yeast is known to provide minerals and the ilk, it also imparts some …

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Sakazuki Brewing in Kita-Senju, Tokyo

Sakazuki Brewing Front

Sakazuki Brewing One Paragraph Review Sakazuki Brewing is a welcome addition with lots of potential to do well though the beers do need to either be aged or better planned out to ensure that customers have something to drink. The prices are cheap for the beer you get and the atmosphere feels like what a brewpub should be like. All the …

Dogo Beer at Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama, Ehime

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Dogo Onsen is an onsen town which is now part of Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture’s main city. The onsen is said to be the oldest in Japan, and, while claims that it dates back three thousand years are difficult to prove, it is certainly mentioned in Japanese literature almost from the start, in the 6 onsen features prominently in Natsume Soseki’s …

Yokohama Bay Brewing Kannai in Kannai, Yokohama

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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 …