Drunken Ramblings #21: Takeaway Beer

Editor’s note: This was written before the outbreak of Covid-19 and the changes in the bar industry. One of the most common questions asked by people is “Why can’t I get a beer to take away like in [insert country’s name here]?”. And we get it. You find a nice beer on tap and you want to share it with …

Best of The Bunch: Music

Music and Beer

We’re heading back to Kanto for this one but hear us out – sometimes you want to listen to some music as you drink your pint – loud enough to drown out the inane chatter of a drinker talking about the difference between an IPA and a double IPA (heard it!), someone talking to their date about cheese (heard that …

Best of Bunch: Views

In the long six years that BeerTengoku that has been around, we’ve clocked up over 330 visits to bars across Japan – only covering about one-quarter of what is out there. It’s a long way to go, and at this rate, will take us another 18 years of drinking, cycling, and travelling on trains, planes, and automobiles to get to …

Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas

Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas

We’re often asked about the best places to drink in Kanto – there’s plenty of craft beer to go around. If you’re a Patreon, then you already have access to personalised guides for ages here, but here’s a more general guide about areas for Kanto and some standout bars that come highly recommended. It’s not something that has been taken …

Off The Beaten Track #9

Ushijima Saketen 1

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Best of The Bunch: Closed

Closed_bars

They say you should never reminiscence on old loves, beers change, breweries develop new beers, and bars close. Since BeerTengoku has been up and online for over 6 years – an age in blogs it seems – we’ve seen a fair few close. Reasons are abound – lack of customers, being priced out of the area, or changing tastes. Someone …

Patreon Guide #9 – Kawasaki

Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas Kawasaki

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Drunken Ramblings #20: Don’t Sit So Close To Me

Space is at a premium in Japan – as we’re often told with Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka often ranked as some of the most expensive places to live. Not just in Japan, but also in Asia, and also perhaps around the world. We’re also often told that due to this premium price, that space is utilised to the maximum amount …

Off the Beaten Track #8

Shunnsaikan Sakura Liquor

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Source of Styles #12: Kölsch

Welcome to the twelth in our series of “Source of Styles”, with this focus being on Kölsch beers – perhaps the best thing that the city of Köln (Cologne), in Germany, has given to the world of beer drinkers. This one was voted for by our Patreons, so if you want to help choose the next few “Source of Styles” …