Coors Vs. Craft

The other day my Mom came down the stairs with a bag of snacks and said something to the effect of “These kettle corn rice cakes are evil! You just can’t stop eating them!” This is of course the goal of snack food. It is developed to be something that you want to eat forever […]

Campion Ale, a bit of Britain in Tokyo

  Tokyo is an immense city with countless drinking establishments, but the brewers at British Brewpub Campion Ale have been working hard to stand out from that crowd. Indeed Campion and it’s founder James Williams have been featured in articles in both the Japan Times and the Financial Times. Campion Ale is located a bit […]

BrewDog and Mikkeller in Harajuku

A friend in Tokyo recently let me know that on Saturday November 29th BrewDog and Mikkeller are meeting up in Harajuku for a two hour all you can drink event. All you can drink craft beer for 3,000 yen is a really good deal, especially in Tokyo. The event is being held at the Sad […]

Buying Craft Beer in Japan

The difficulties of finding good craft beer in Japan is a topic I have often returned to on this blog. While the limits of the Japanese distribution system are a problem, there are ways to get your hands on the good stuff. It may take some extra money and a little dedication, but good craft […]

Beer: A Guide

Beer can seem pretty one note before you dive into the colorful world of craft. All over the world mass market brewers produce a very similar pale lager. Crisp, clear, and almost boringly “beer-flavored” it still represents the basic and most quaff-able brew around. However,  things can get a little confusing after you poke around […]