Sunday, 9 December 2018

Yggdrasil Brewing

Today, it's another new brewery and another new town for the map. In the interests of full disclosure, Yggdrasil is a new brewery taproom that has been opened by friends of mine, so I'm going to try to be even more neutral than usual. Their facebook describes the concept as 'Heavy Metal infused craft beer, cider and mead' so this should give you some idea of what to expect. Of course I really like the place, but I don't want people to think that I'm biased, so I'll just set the information out and leave you to come to your own conclusions about it. They are yet to begin brewing on site, so when they do that I'll update whatever I need to update on here, but I think there probably won't be that many changes, apart from the make up of the taplist. Anyway, here's what you need to know:

- As you would expect from a new place, shiny new decor with plenty of wood. Seating for around six at the counter and tables for ten. The brewery is visible through the doors to the back area. They have a food menu with some snacks that you don't see so often in Japanese beer pubs (galettes!).
- Eight taps which at the moment is made up of one of their own beers (brewed at Ebina. Past beers have been brewed at Itabashi Brewing Unit and they have one made at Barbaric coming soon). Two sizes available in their own nice looking and interestingly shaped glassware, small (270ml) and regular (380ml). Their own beer is priced at ¥600 for the small and ¥800 for the regular. The guest beers are ¥100 extra for each size. All the guests are at the moment Japanese. They also have a selection of imported bottles and cans, which seem to be mainly US imports at the moment. They also have cider and mead.
- No smoking, no cover charge and some daytime opening at the weekend.  

As I said, I could get all effusive but I'm trying to be impartial. I've really enjoyed all of their beers so far and am looking forward to seeing what happens when they get to use their own equipment. Craft beer and food with a French touch and a big serving of Heavy Metal gives this place an undeniably unique twist so of course I'd recommend you go down there, perhaps including it in a Kanagawa breweries and bars pub crawl. Why not, eh?

Japanese breweries seen on tap:
Devil Craft
Bay Brewing
TK Brewing

Opening Hours:
Wednesday-Friday, 17:00-23:00
Saturday, 15:00-23:00
Sunday, 15:00-22:00
Closed Monday and Tuesdays

Chateau Aube 1F 44-7夕陽ケ丘, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken




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