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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Fukuoka interlude – Tokyo Beer Drinker


Was fairly stunned to search out I had by no means executed a spherical up submit for Fukuoka. Was going so as to add a number of locations and as a substitute discovered that I want to start out from scratch. Oh effectively, right here it’s. There are numerous locations to drink in Fukuoka as you’d anticipate for a metropolis of its dimension. I ought to level out although that numerous locations in Kyushu permit smoking and much are standing bars too, so that you would possibly wish to select fastidiously earlier than you commit. I’ll point out the smoking factor the place I can keep in mind it. For the locations that I haven’t been to for some time, I’ll hold it temporary as I feel it’s higher to not write stuff that isn’t proper anymore. As standard, have added a hyperlink for every place for you to take a look if there’s anyplace you have an interest in. I’ll add and delete new or outdated locations as they open/shut.

Aozora Brewery

New 2nd ground brewpub a bit close to to the Nakasu space. Eight faucets once we visited, 5 of which had been their very own. Respectable costs and a pleasant really feel to the place. Stays open a bit later than among the different locations close to it in Fukuoka. Sadly we arrived after they’d stopped serving meals which was a disgrace as I used to be fairly hungry. The menu regarded good although. All fairly new however the beers had been first rate so undoubtedly promising for the longer term.
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Asunaro Brewery

Small brewpub just a little north east of Hakata on the blue metro line. Perhaps six seats on the counter and eight at tables. No smoking I feel. (Somebody stored leaving and going over the highway to smoke). Good wanting pub meals. Had 4 faucets of their very own stuff on, out there in UK half and UK pint for about ¥600 and ¥900
respectively so far as I can keep in mind. I believed I took a photograph of the menu, however evidently I didn’t.
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Beer Kichi

Sort of well-known standing bar in Fukuoka that has about 10 faucets that are primarily imported stuff however had a few Japanese beers together with one from a brewery I’d by no means heard of. Beers are very a lot in fashionable kinds which some will love and others won’t be so positive about. Costs are fairly excessive, as you’d anticipate from a spot that serves imports in these fashionable kinds. Meals was very nice and the pizza slice appeared good worth. Very fashionable so that you’ve received to be a bit fortunate to get in right here. We’ve tried on earlier visits and failed. This time we went early afternoon on Saturday and earlier than we’d completed our first drinks it was just about full. In all probability house for about 10. Posts about new beers on their Instagram so scroll again a bit and see what sort of issues they is perhaps stocking.
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Beer Paddy Fukuoka
Considerably of a legend of a spot so far as craft beer in Japan goes. Has been open for a very long time. Has been some time since I’ve been right here. Subdued lighting, some Japanese craft and imported stuff. Barely punk
theme so far as I can keep in mind. No recollection of costs. Sorry. Slight recollection that smoking was allowed.
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Beer Restaurant Okura Brewery

Basement brewery restaurant in a flowery lodge that I’ve executed no favours to with this picture which makes it look decidedly dodgy. It actually isn’t! Within the Nakasu space of Fukuoka between Hakata and Tenjin, the place a lot of the Fukuoka bars appear to be. Six faucets of their very own beer on, 4 regulars and two seasonals. Leans in the direction of German kinds however there was an English feeling IPA seasonal on. Pizza may be very good and the meals menu has some vegetarian choices. Well dressed waiters and workers made me really feel just a little uncomfortable however that’s 100% my drawback. Some will love that I assume. Beer flight out there and we got a 3 beer flight totally free for downloading their app which was a little bit of a shock. Beers served in 236ml and 473ml sizes for round ¥600 and ¥1000. I actually preferred their Alt. Appears to be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays which is completely different from what the English model of their web site says so I’ve used the Japanese one for the hyperlink beneath. Perhaps higher to simply use google I assume.
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Brewers Beer Pub

Good place that I used to be stunned to search out that we’d by no means been to earlier than. About ten faucets of Japanese craft with some native stuff. Good meals too. Will certainly return right here subsequent time we’re in Fukuoka.
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Craft Beer Creek
Small bar in Tenjin specialising in imports so far as I can keep in mind . After we visited a number of years in the past there was a little bit of a Belgian factor happening however their present taplist (out there on the web site) it appears to be extra North American now. Keep in mind liking this place however it’s been some time.
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Dancing Penguin
Few stations out of Hakata on the JR line close to Takeshita station. Beer store and bar with numerous cans and bottles. Assume that they had a faucet too however unsure. A lot of US stuff as I consider the proprietor is from there. However Japanese craft beer too. Restricted opening occasions so greatest verify their Fb, however on the times it’s open, it’s open a lot of the day. Good place
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Fukuoka Craft
Maybe was the rising star of the Fukuoka beer scene until lately. Was a Mexican restaurant with some craft beer however grew to become the taproom of Fukuoka Craft with Mexican meals, so slight change in focus. Assume that they had US imports and their very own beers. Fairly a energetic ambiance, which wasn’t precisely what we had been on the lookout for so have solely been as soon as because the rebrand and didn’t keep that lengthy, however many will in all probability like the trendy beer kinds they’re making.
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Goodbeer Stand Kitte (NOW CLOSED)
One other place that’s been round for fairly some time. Unsure whether it is nonetheless linked to Goodbeer Taps in Shibuya however it appears to be. They don’t have the home beers from there anymore although, however it’s been some time since I went to GBF in Shibuya so perhaps they don’t both. On the tenth ground within the meals courtroom of the KITTE delivery centre, connected to Hakata station. This is perhaps the place in Fukuoka I’ve been to most frequently because it’s at all times reliable. Round 20 faucets of Japanese and imported craft beer with an honest mixture of kinds. Have some native faucets too which is good. And plenty of bottles and cans out there. Meals is burger primarily based however there are some vegetarian gadgets on the menu too. Costs appear affordable and it’s open all day each day. A very simple pit cease when getting on or off a prepare. No smoking and no cowl cost.
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Stand Umineko Yoca

The brand new child on the block in Fukuoka, Umineko is linked to the Unimeko bar and the Derailleur brewery in Osaka indirectly. Derailleur beers on faucet and there’s merch to purchase too. Just about all standing which was a little bit of a drag once we received there fairly drained, however we sort of knew it could be from the identify. Round 70 faucets behind the counter however there have been solely 24 on once we had been there. To be trustworthy, 70 is perhaps a bit a lot. There have been some very shocking breweries on faucet. I’m not going to call names, however a few of them had been from breweries I’ve visited and am stunned are capable of promote their beers outdoors of their very own taproom, if you realize what I imply. There was good stuff too although, from throughout Japan. Really, I really feel like every thing on faucet was from Japan, however I can’t be certain. 4 serving sizes and all beers the identical value. They had been S – 270ml, ¥700, M – 360ml, ¥900, L – 480ml, ¥1200 and MEGA – 720ml, ¥1700. No cowl cost. Perhaps about 8 fridges of bottles and cans too, once more with an enormous selection. It was fairly standard once we had been there, however I’m wondering if they’ve the shopper quantity to show over such a lot of inventory commonly significantly on condition that because of it being a standing bar, maybe folks don’t keep so lengthy. Or perhaps that’s simply drained outdated me responding to the fairly younger really feel of the place. Meals too, however clearly you additionally must eat that standing up. Some confusion over opening hours, (maybe nonetheless
state of emergency associated), on their social community profiles so principally hold your fingers crossed. And a bit tough to truly discover their social media so maybe the youthful really feel to the place is mirrored of their alternative of social community they usually use one thing unknown to me.
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