Japanese Beers

You might be surprised to learn that beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage consumed in Japan, with brewing recorded since at least the 1600s. Just like here and in the US, the number of breweries has risen in recent years, with pale lagers being the commercial brew of choice. You'll find a wider range of styles from one of Japan's many microbreweries, including ale, lager and pilsner, each with a distinctive character.