A glass of Shiga Kogen IPA, one of a dozen or so beers on tap at craft beer bar Beer Boy in Nakameguro, Tokyo. Photo: Russell Thomas
A glass of Shiga Kogen IPA, one of a dozen or so beers on tap at craft beer bar Beer Boy in Nakameguro, Tokyo. Photo: Russell Thomas

Japanese beer isn’t all Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo – craft beers and bars are seeing a revival, but you’ll have to visit to try many of the best

  • Recent popular craft beers including Baird, Shiga Kogen and Yona Yona Ale have joined ‘first wave’ favourites like Echigo, Hitachino Nest and Coedo
  • One expert credits the revival on breweries producing American-influenced IPAs and moving away from ‘inauthentic interpretations’ of German beer styles

Topic |   Food and Drinks
A glass of Shiga Kogen IPA, one of a dozen or so beers on tap at craft beer bar Beer Boy in Nakameguro, Tokyo. Photo: Russell Thomas
A glass of Shiga Kogen IPA, one of a dozen or so beers on tap at craft beer bar Beer Boy in Nakameguro, Tokyo. Photo: Russell Thomas
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