Craft beer isn't really a major thing in Japan where craft rice wine, wine, and good whiskey distilleries exist. However, it is so-so popular and craft beer I drink in Kamakura and Kawagoe aren't bad.
HITACHINO BREWING LAB.
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This map will help you find craft beer places and similar. You can find reviews on the places indicated
PS-I have not been to any in Yokohama, but earlier this year I visited this near Kamata Station which would be on the way back to Tokyo. More of a lunch/restaurant as type place but they do have a bar section with a variety of craft beers on tap, and at least the day I was there the bartender was happy to discuss the various products in English.
Tokyo has some great craft beer festivals, but obviously dependent on when you are visiting. Went to a fantastic one in May
Perfect! Thank you all! I think the map and blog you shared MapleG will be very helpful.
Thanks haro! I will add those to my list.
Hello, I am a craft beer freak living in Yokohama.
What is your favorite styles of beer? Recommendations will vary depending on your taste! I have been to most beer places in Yokohama and I'm sure I can recommend some depending on your taste, type of bars you want to go, how many people you're going with etc.
The website MapleG recommended was quite awesome, it's pretty much up to date and covers almost all the craftbeer places in Tokyo and 80% of that in Yokohama. However I have some disagreement of some of the ratings of each bars due to difference of personal taste! (I am not saying the author was wrong, just I have different review on each pubs due to my personal taste on beer, especially the bars in Yokohama!)
As for the brewery, I also recommend Shiga-Kogen if you are a hop-head.
And Kyoto Brewing and AJB brewery known as Libushi also brew great session ale and sour ale. Shonan beer, North Island are another great brewery for American craft beer lovers.