Thanks to Mark for messaging us shortly before we arrived in Niigata and telling us we should check out Nuttari. I don’t think he’s been there, but he’s very much on top of the Japanese beer world. Check out his book that I mentioned in this previous post. It’s always fun to go to a local brewpub and we managed to squeeze it in before the game. I think this is the only brewery in Niigata city. I could well be wrong though. Certainly the only brewpub anyway.
– Not so far from the station, maybe a 15-20 minute walk. The bar is what looks like a small portacabin tacked on to the front of the brewery. But it’s a fun place. Limited seating and space. I’d say the capacity is probably around 25 at a push. Big glass windows so if you have walked here quickly on a sunny day you are going to sweat a fair bit (I did).
– Three taps of their own beer, (I think they only make three beers at the moment, so you can get 100% of their beers in one visit). The beers were Weizen, Pale and IPA. They were ¥600 for a decent sized glass (in the region of 350-400ml) or you can get a tasting flight of three beers and some bread sticks for ¥1000. Good value!
Once again, everyone here was very friendly. Niigata seemed to be that way, even for away fans. Think they are quite new and maybe their beers are a work in progress, but I really liked their IPA. If you are in town it’s definitely worth checking them out. Their opening hours are very short though, so maybe plan this stop first.
Japanese breweries on tap:
Thursday & Friday, 17:30-20:30
沼垂東 1-6-1, Chuo-ku, Niigata