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.

1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3092100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2995100
3Trappistes Rochefort 10Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort5060100
4Toppling Goliath Kentucky BrunchToppling Goliath Brewing Company157100
5Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)3585100
6Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1225100
7Omnipollo Aon Pecan MudcakeOmnipollo886100
8Struise Pannepot (10%)De Struise Brouwers2282100
9Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers1252100
10Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)2611100
11Epic Big Bad Baptist - Triple Barrel Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)134100
12Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeMikkeller813100
13Trappistes Rochefort 8Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort3867100
14Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing1682100
15Deschutes Black Butte XXVIIIDeschutes Brewery195100
16Tree House JjjuliusssTree House Brewing Company39100
17Great Notion Double StackGreat Notion Brewing138100
18Firestone Walker 22 (XXII Twenty-Two Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)95100
19Chimay Grande Réserve (Bleue / Blue)Abbaye de Scourmont - Chimay4835100
20Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPAAlpine Beer Company (CA)744100
21Boneyard Notorious IPA3Boneyard Beer Company244100
22BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2017)BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)43100
23O/O NarangiO/O Brewing342100
24Lervig SuperSonicLERVIG344100
25Omnipollo Agamemnon - CoconutOmnipollo4299


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)127598
4Hideji Kuri Kuro (Dark Chestnut Ale)Hideji Beer Brewery3898
5Daruma Masamune Vinters Choice Koshu SakeShiraki Tsunesuke Shuten1598
6Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Junmai Daiginjo SakeTakasago Shuzo Sake Co.8698
7Shonan Belgian StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)1997
8Yorocco Skywalker IPAYorocco Beer1097
9Hidatakayama KaruminaHida Takayama Beer3697
10Swan Lake Imperial StoutHyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)2297
11Fujizakura Heights Rauch BockFujikankokaihatsu Co. / Sylvans Restaurant2797
12Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)2297
13Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPATamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)7397
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
19Yorocco Black SaintYorocco Beer1096
20Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo SakeYaegaki Sake & Spirits, Inc. (Japan)1895
21Y Market Yellow Sky Pale AleY Market Brewing1195
22Thrashzone Brew Labo World Downfall StoutThrashzone Brew Labo1395
23Shiga Kogen Isseki SanchoTamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)2395
24Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft #1Fujikankokaihatsu Co. / Sylvans Restaurant995
25Wakatake Onikoroshi (Demon Slayer) Junmai Daiginjo SakeOomuraya Shuzoba Co., Ltd.1395

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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