Updated for 2016 and now completely FREE!
Japan has a fantastic craft beer scene, with 100s of small microbreweries and craft beer imported from all over the world. But it's not available everywhere. In fact, if you don't know where to look, you could very easily visit Japan and miss craft beer entirely.
The Beer in Japan app takes you to the best of Japan's craft beer bars. It offers a selection from the Beer in Japan website, specifically tailored to the main Japan cities, and primarily selecting bars which have English beer menus and are reasonably foreigner friendly.
Also included in the app are various discount coupons - so not only is the app FREE, but it saves you money too! And for visitors in Japan, there's a brief guide to getting DATA and WIFI access in Japan (see Introduction section of the app).
"Saving tourists from generic beer!"
* Featured in Beer Advocate magazine, Dec 2010
* Featured on TUAW.com talkcast
* Featured on CNN GO
* Featured by Charlie Papazian on Examiner.com http://bit.ly/9uD0af
Discount coupons for:
* The Aldgate, Shibuya
* Bamboo, Shinjukugyoenmae
* Beer Saurus, Ikebukuro
* Roti, Roppongi
* Popeye, Ryogoku
* Vivo, Ikebukuro
* Watering Hole, Shinjuku
* Mugishutei, Sapporo
IMPORTANT: NO BARS have paid money to be included in this guide. Beer in Japan is not a business - it's a guide written by a craft beer lover in Japan who wants to spread the word about great beer in Japan.
The application does not include all bars listed on the Beer in Japan website. Instead, this application takes you to the best of Japan's craft beer bars. You can use the Beer in Japan website free at http://beerinjapan.com/ for full listings across Japan.
Bar owners in Japan: If you own a bar in Japan and you don't have craft beer but want to start stocking it, contact me. I can put you in touch with breweries and importers who can supply you with craft beer - I don't charge any fee, I just want to improve craft beer availability in Japan.