The RateBeer Guide To The

Best Beer in Japan

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Japan. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.

1Toppling Goliath Kentucky BrunchToppling Goliath Brewing Co.161100
2Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing1686100
3Cantillon NathCantillon466100
4Surly FuriousSurly Brewing Company141299
5Sierra Nevada HoptimumSierra Nevada Brewing Company176399
6Stone Enjoy By IPA - UnfilteredStone Brewing25099
7Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Company157999
8Alpine Beer Company Duet Alpine Beer Company (CA)97299
9Hardywood Gingerbread Stout (GBS) - Bourbon BarrelHardywood Park Craft Brewery17799
10Societe The PupilSociete Brewing Company16099
11Cantillon Vigneronne (2019 -)Cantillon2799
12Epic Big Bad Baptist - Chocolate RaptureEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)4099
13Zagovor Algorithm Maple + CaramelZagovor Brewery2399
14Port Brewing Wipeout IPAPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey149599
15Beachwood AmalgamatorBeachwood BBQ & Brewing14599
16Hopworks Ace of SpadesHopworks Urban Brewery18398
17Mikkeller SpontanDoubleBlueberryMikkeller24198
18La Débauche Thai CargoLa Débauche2298
19Revision Reno As FuckRevision Brewing Company4598
20Modern Times Critical BandModern Times Beer13398
21Alpine Beer Company Hoppy BirthdayAlpine Beer Company (CA)62598
22Garage SoupGarage Beer Co18698
23Founders Centennial IPAFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)289198
24Bale Breaker Topcutter IPABale Breaker Brewing Company14198
25Fremont Dark StarFremont Brewing Company17397


1Yuki No Bōsha (Cabin in the Snow) Junmai Ginjo SakeSaiya Shuzouten Co. Ltd.3298
2Shonan Ichiro's Malt Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)998
3Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutKiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)128798
4Daruma Masamune Vinters Choice Koshu SakeShiraki Tsunesuke Shuten1598
5Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Junmai Daiginjo SakeTakasago Shuzo Sake Co.8698
6Hideji Kuri Kuro (Dark Chestnut Ale)Hideji Beer Brewery4298
7Shonan Belgian StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)1997
8Swan Lake Imperial StoutHyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)2497
9Yorocco Skywalker IPAYorocco Beer1097
10Hidatakayama KaruminaHida Takayama Beer3697
11Fujizakura Heights Rauch BockFujizakura Heights Beer2797
12Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPATamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)7397
13Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)2297
14Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir Aged in Oak BarrelsTamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)1996
15Shonan Imperial StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)1496
16Y Market Meitei KingY Market Brewing996
17Minoh Imperial StoutMinoh Beer6996
18Yorocco SaisonYorocco Beer1096
19Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo SakeYaegaki Sake & Spirits, Inc. (Japan)1895
20Thrashzone Brew Labo World Downfall StoutThrashzone Brew Labo1395
21Yorocco Black SaintYorocco Beer1095
22Shiga Kogen Isseki SanchoTamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)2395
23Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft #1Fujizakura Heights Beer995
24Y Market Yellow Sky Pale AleY Market Brewing1295
25Wakatake Onikoroshi (Demon Slayer) Junmai Daiginjo SakeOomuraya Shuzoba Co., Ltd.1395

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
Nagoya () 08091182442
Bakushu Club Popeye
Tokyo (03) 03 3633-2120
Asahiya Liquor Shop
Osaka () 06-6951-1986
Ohtsuki Saketen
Osaka (06) 06 6387-9178
Bier Markt
Nagoya () 052-762-530