Sunday, 11 November 2012

Brimmer Beer Box (Now Closed)

Now Closed.

Not much to say about this place that isn't said in the name. Newly opened central Tokyo outlet for the Brimmer brewery (based in Kawasaki). Brimmer Beer Box serves Brimmer beer, and is effectively a box (well, a portakabin) on Aoyama Dori between Omotesando and Gaienmae stations. It is slightly incongruous in its surroundings. After all this is an area full of fancy shops, and BBB is a portakabin next to a main road with minimal interior decoration. However, in spite of this, it is a pretty good place to go for a drink.
There are two sizes on offer, the glass and the jumbo pitcher, although I suspect the jumbo pitcher might be intended for sharing. Glasses are ¥500, so pretty good value for beer fresh from the brewer. Not sure how big the jumbo pitcher is, but it is ¥3500. They have four taps here, and the intention is to have three regulars and one seasonal. The regulars are Golden Ale, Pale Ale and Porter. The seasonal has on each of my visits been the Strong Pale Ale, so not sure how often this will rotate. I guess seasonally. Saying this, last time I was there (International Stout Day) they had temporarily replaced the Porter with their Stout.
As for the atmosphere, it is surprisingly good for a bare portakabin. Recently they seem to have tarted up the inside a little bit, but for me the main draw is being able to sit of top of the portakabin. There is a small seating area that they share with the other two units on site and in spite of this being a seat on top of a portakabin next to a main road, it is actually quite nice. Especially if you like bright lights and cities which I do. So, definitely a nice place to have a few drinks and at a good price too. If you find you have gone through all the four taps, just head back for a second lap.

Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:

Opening Hours:
16.00 - 23.00 Monday to Friday, 12.00 - 23.00 Saturday & Sunday

南青山 3-8-34, Minato, Tokyo 104-0028

From Omotesando station, leave via exit A4. Turn right as you exit, and then turn right round the corner at the big junction. No need to even cross the road! Carry on down this road (Aoyama Dori) and look out for the portakabins on the right hand side after about 300m. It is right next to a car park, so might be worth looking out for that too. 


Beer Box Website
Brewery Website
Ratebeer listing


Steve said...

Has Scott B. yet found a new location for his beers? The W-WW site hasn't been updated since February. No Tweets since 27 August.

Tokyo Beer Drinker said...

Seems that Beer Animal in Kanda has some kind of connection to the beer box. Same staff I think, similar prices and the same meat thing that they had next door to the beer box. Not sure if it is run by Brimmer though. But there beers are around all over town though.