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.

1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4950100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2719100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3018100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2862100
5Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud CakeOmnipollo826100
6Omnipollo / Buxton Original Maple Truffle Ice Cream WaffleOmnipollo141100
7North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4068100
8Fremont Dark Star - Bourbon BarrelFremont Brewing Company247100
9Omnipollo / Evil Twin / Dugges Jesus MudOmnipollo70100
10Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort3774100
11Tilquin Oude Pinot Noir à l'AncienneGueuzerie Tilquin126100
12Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4312100
13Firestone Walker Stickee MonkeeFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)484100
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company257100
15Deschutes Black Butte XXVIIIDeschutes Brewery178100
16AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company1548100
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Maple ShakeMikkeller209100
18Arrogant Double Bastard AleArrogant Brewing2574100
19Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company (Constellation Brands)2569100
20Modern Times Monsters' Park - Bourbon Barrel: CoffeeModern Times Beer88100
21Schneider Weisse AventinusSchneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH3586100
22Lost Abbey Red Poppy AlePort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey995100
23Põhjala Cellar Series - RukkiveinPõhjala139100
24Lervig SuperSonicLervig Aktiebryggeri305100
25Lervig Liquid Sex RobotLervig Aktiebryggeri208100


1Hideji Kuri Kuro (Dark Chestnut Ale)Hideji Beer Brewery2798
2Shonan Ichiro's Malt Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)998
3Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutKiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)123398
4Yuki No Bōsha (Cabin in the Snow) Junmai Ginjo SakeSaiya Shuzouten Co. Ltd.3198
5Daruma Masamune Vinters Choice Koshu SakeShiraki Tsunesuke Shuten1598
6Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Junmai Daiginjo SakeTakasago Shuzo Sake Co.8698
7Hidatakayama KaruminaHida Takayama Beer3598
8Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)1898
9Yorocco Skywalker IPAYorocco Beer1097
10Shonan Belgian StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)1897
11Swan Lake Imperial StoutHyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)2197
12Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPATamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)7397
13Fujizakura Heights Rauch BockFujikankokaihatsu Co. / Sylvans Restaurant2597
14Y Market Meitei KingY Market Brewing997
15Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir Aged in Oak BarrelsTamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)1897
16Shonan Imperial StoutKumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)1496
17Yorocco Black SaintYorocco Beer996
18Minoh Imperial StoutMinoh Beer6896
19Kyoto Brewing Ichii SenshinKyoto Brewing Company2196
20Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo SakeYaegaki Sake & Spirits, Inc. (Japan)1895
21Y Market Yellow Sky Pale AleY Market Brewing995
22Y Market Purple Sky Pale Ale Y Market Brewing1095
23Shiga Kogen Isseki SanchoTamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)2395
24Thrashzone Brew Labo World Downfall StoutThrashzone Brew Labo1195
25Baird Dark Sky Imperial StoutBaird Brewing Co.23595

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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