The Japanese are known for their wisdom, sushi, anime, and many other cultural touchstones. It’s no wonder that some of our favorite beers come from there! What are the best Japanese beers? Crack open a Sapporo and check out the list below of the best beers from Japan.
The beginning of Japanese beer production of began in the 17th century after the Dutch opened up a beer hall there for Dutch sailors traveling back and forth between the two countries. Japanese brewing has steadily been exported to most of Asia, and to other continents as well.
This list features the best Japanese beers, including: Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout, Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout, Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented), Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA, Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale, Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great, Tamamura-Honten Batch #500 Yamabushi Saison One and Swan Lake Imperial Stout.
Vote up your favorite Japanese beer or add the one you love if it isn't already on the list.
list ordered by
Hitachino Nest XH
Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)
Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA
Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine
Tamamura-Honten the Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA