Today we have a moderately new brewery in Kawasaki, not too far from Mizonokuchi station but actually closer to Takatsu. (I was going to say newly opened, but they were celebrating their first anniversary when we visited… Clearly I don’t get to new places as quickly as I used to). I’d heard mixed things about this place, but I quite enjoyed it. Here’s what you need to know.
- A few minutes from Takatsu station, situated in a multi purpose building, the brewery is visible from the cafe area which you go straight into from the entrance. Also in the same building they seem to have a dance studio. When we were there it looked like there was a kids yoga class going on (?!). Initially thought there weren’t many seats as there was only seating for six, three more standing tables for two and a big central shared table. When I went to the toilet I noticed that there were also some nice booths round the corner too.
- 12 taps of Japanese craft on. Nine were their own beers which is pretty impressive! Beers available in three sizes, small, medium and large, all served in tulip glasses. The prices ranged from ¥630-¥850, ¥830-¥1050 and ¥1030-¥1250 respectively. The guest beers were around ¥50 more than the higher end of the prices. Not sure about the exact sizes but it seemed decent enough value. There was also a flight of three beers of your choice for ¥1380. In addition to the beers on tap, they had a few fridges of cans and bottles to take away. Not sure if you can drink them on site as I didn’t see anyone doing so and I know that sometimes places don’t allow that as I believe you need a special license or something.
- No cover charge, daytime opening, nice food available, including my personal favourite food item, pizzas. Didn’t check for WiFi but I’d be astounded if they didn’t have it as there were people ‘working’ or ‘having a meeting’ with their laptops going in the booth seats.
Have to say, this was a pleasant surprise. I really liked some of the beers and it was nice to see a variety of styles available. The flight made it easy for us to swoop in an drink all of their beers but we were slowed down a little by the fact that as the pizza was so nice, we ordered a second. It had a really nice community feel to it and I’d like to go back. I don’t know how often their tap list changes but I can see myself returning in the future to blast through a couple more flights.
Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
溝口 3-2-5, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken