Fragglepuss Visits Japan: Yebisu Beer Museum
By: John Fragglepuss Evans
I made it back to Japan! I had no choice but to go back after I enjoyed myself so much last year. I visited some new places this time around and am presenting this year’s list of recommendations.
If you want to see last year’s recommendations as well as others from this year, you can find them here
Yebisu Beer Museum
I had never heard of Yebisu beer before visiting Japan. I am so glad I have heard of it now! The Beer Museum is located in Yebisu Garden Place, a beautiful and pleasant area to visit. Within the area are restaurants, shopping, a department store, a hotel, and a Michelin 3-star restaurant. The Garden Place is built on the former Yebisu brewery. The beer company gave Ebisu its town name in the 1800s.
The Yebisu Beer Museum is the most immaculate building I have ever seen associated with beer. Giant beer cans adorn the entrance as well as a statue of its founder. You could have your wedding in the grand entrance of the museum, which is astounding. A 40-minute tour with a Yebisu Expert is an option that includes samples. A self-guided tour of the brewery’s history is another option. The tasting salon is an experience of its own. You buy Yebisu coins which are then exchanged for food or drink. The pour on these beers are the best I’ve ever seen. They perform a perfect pour for the first 2/3 of the glass then pull a separate tap that tops of the beer with a delicious head.