Another brief post on another place in an area that is at this stage fairly unrepresented on this blog. I have been aware of the T.T Brewery and of the existence of their sour pilsner for a while but haven’t been in the right place. After a Kawsaki Frontale defeat to Yokohama F Marinos (truly appalling referee, but probably still a deserved defeat…) I made my way there to drown my sorrows in sour pilsner.
– Pretty small place. Counter seating for ten and table for about eight. I guess they must brew somewhere else, but as far as this blog is concerned, I’m calling it (inaccurately) a brewpub. Maybe brewery tap would be more accurate.
– Seven taps of their own beer, of varying quality. Probably not a place for beer snobs who could probably pick holes in the brewing. Not sure if the sour pilsner was initially a mistake or a ground-breaking style mash-up, but it seems to be a permanent fixture and it was actually quite nice. The porter was very nice too.
-Beers served in three sizes, small, medium and large. The small must have been about 300ml. The large looked absolutely huge. Prices ranged from ¥480-¥630 (S), ¥680-¥930 (M) and ¥880-¥1230 (L). No cover charge, but tax was added on at the end so be prepared for that.
-Unfortunately, smoking is allowed, but I didn’t notice it too much, so maybe the ventilation is good.
– Food is regular pub stuff and was quite nice. Apparently they do an all you can eat, which is good news for kuishinbos.
I went here with some preconceptions and some of these proved to be right, but all in all it was a nice experience. The place is nice enough, the food’s good, the beers are pretty cheap and some of them are pretty nice. I think the quality could be a bit hit and miss, so maybe we were lucky. I like the fact that they are doing their own thing though and would encourage them to keep on going. Much easier to open a bar and serve the same old import taps and cheap kegs. So, hats off to the T.T guys. If you’re in the area and you want to drink beers that you won’t find anywhere else, this is the place to go. If you are a big name loving IPA/Imperial Stout only kind of person, better go somewhere else.
Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 12:00-24:00
小川町2－1, 美須ビル1F, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa