Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Craft Beer Moon Light

A brief post today to get me back in the mood for adding to this blog as it has been tough to find time recently. Craft Beer Moon Light is in Noborito on the Odakyu line (and JR Nambu line too) and as it is fairly easy for me to get to, I have been thinking about popping in for a while. I've heard various things about their beers, most of it not overly complimentary, but have also heard that it's a nice place to visit if you don't expect too much. This probably did mirror my feelings fairly accurately, but as a beer optimist I prefer to focus on the good parts.
Moon Light is a brewpub and has been open for a few years now. On our visit it seemed pretty popular with the locals. There are around 30 seats at various size tables and a small counter and the place has an all round nice feel to it. They have six taps of their own beer and also serve some nice food at good prices. The beers come in three sizes, I'm guessing around 250ml, 400ml and 600ml. The regular and lower alcohol beers cost a bargain ¥300, ¥500 and ¥700. The speciality and higher alcohol beers are a little more expensive at ¥500, ¥700 and ¥900. Service is at the counter, and make sure you take your glass back to the collection point as they are very keen on this! For me the beers varied in quality. Some were nice and some quite strange. I really liked their Dunkelweizen but their Tripel was particularly strange, although kind of intriguing too. They also do beer for takeaway. I believe you bring your own pet bottle!
If you are anywhere approaching a beer snob, this is probably not the place for you. But it is a good fun place. I will pop in again if I am in the area, and I guess it's nice to have somewhere like this in your neighbourhood. The beers seem to rotate fairly regularly and they have a big list of their different brews in their menu. (Although only the ones on wall are available though of course). So, definitely worth a try, I think.

Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Moon Light

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 16:30-23:00
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30-23:00
Closed Tuesday

登戸1818, 多摩区, Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Moon Light is fairly close to both Noborito and Mukogaokayuen Odakyu stations. As it's slightly closer I'll give directions from the latter. From Mukogaokayuen station, leave by the north exit. Take the road on the right past the bus station and continue till you get to the traffic lights. At this junction, turn left, cross the next main road and the pub is on the left hand side about 100m after you cross.



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