japanese beer

Enjoying a drink in Japan is one of the highlights of visiting the country. Choosing which types of beers to drink can be overwhelming given the wide array of home-grown and international brands available. Creating a short list may be difficult with so many good brews around, but here are some of the top Japanese beers that should be on your must-try list.

Asahi Style Free
Highlights: Low-calorie beer, strictly not beer but definitely tastes like one

Asahi Super Dry
Highlights: Super dry, bitter taste, suitable for drinkers who don’t want weak beer

Baird Beer
Highlights: Craft beer that pairs well with various kinds of dishes, made using a traditional method, rich aroma

Coedo Beer
Highlights: Multi-awarded beer brand, locally brewed in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, comes in different styles each of which has been awarded accolades in various beer competitions, uses out of the ordinary ingredients like sweet potato for the Beniaka

Doppo Beers
Highlights: Popular craft beer, uses ingredients like omachi rice for its lager beer, comes up with seasonal beers like dark chocolate stout

Highlights: Contains less sugar than regular beers, uses spring water among its unique ingredients

Kirin Ichiban Shibori
Highlights: Made using the first juice extracted from the beer ingredients, bittersweet taste

Premium Malt’s
Highlights: Known for quality, rich taste, exquisite floral aroma

Sapporo Nama Beer Black Label
Highlights: Made using the finest ingredients, catering to drinkers with a different and more mature taste

Tanrei Green Label
Highlights: Low-calorie beer, lesser sugar content than regular beer

Yebisu Beer
Highlights: Rich aroma and taste, pricey compared with other regular beers, production adheres to stringent German standards, interntionally-sourced ingredients,

Yona Yona Ale
Highlights: Craft beer with a delicious fruity aroma, citrusy scent blends well with the flavors of malt and hop