Thursday, 22 June 2017

Brimmer Beer Station

Brimmer Beer Box is back! But it's not a box anymore, it's an actual bar. And it's moved a lot closer to the Brimmer Brewery, just outside Kuji station over the Tama river in Kawasaki. There are a few similarities with the Box, but as there are also quite a few differences, I'll go in to the details in full below. Certainly, it's not as centrally located anymore. But if you're a Brimmer fan, it's really not that far for you to travel from central Tokyo. Here's what you need to know.

- Small cosy bar on the second floor of a building just over the road from the station. Entrance is via the stairs on the right of the building as you look at it. Counter for six, a couple of tables and a very small patio out front.
- As with the beer box, four taps of Brimmer beer, three regulars, Pale, Porter and Golden Ale, and one seasonal/speciality, which on my visit was their IPA. All beers are served into two sizes at the same price. ¥600 for probably about 300ml and ¥900 for US pint.
- No smoking, no cover charge and some daytime opening (at the weekend). Not the full holy trinity, but pretty close.

I was only able to stop here briefly during the day on a Saturday on the way to the football, but it seemed like a nice place. If you're in the area it must be nice to have a place to drink your local brewery's beer. If you're a big Brimmer fan and you miss the Beer Box but always wished it was more like a small bar, you'll be delighted! It's not so difficult to find Brimmer beer in Tokyo so maybe there won't be anything new here for regular bar hoppers, but I think it's always a good thing to try a brewery's beers as close to the source as possible, and given that the brewery is pretty nearby, this is your best bet to get some fresh Brimmer!

Japanese breweries recently seen on tap:

Opening Hours:
Monday-Wednesday, Friday, 17:00-01:00
Saturday, 15:00-01:00
Sunday & holidays, 15:00-23:00
Closed Thursday

久地 4-12-5, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa



1 comment:

Steve said...

Whoa! The venue has taken on a big mantle of being a bar.
It is closed on Monday and Thursday, but on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, its hours are 17:00 - 27:00!
Saturday is 15:00 - 27:00.
Sunday is 15:00 - 25:00.

J. R. trains begin running toward Kawasaki at 5:00 (29:00); toward Noborito at 4:46.

If I was stuck there, I would ask if there was an electric outlet into which I could plug my laptop computer. I strongly suspect the venue has wi-fi. {The Box did.}