Here’s a pleasant way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon. Head down to Kyoto Brewing Company’s Taproom and enjoy the very freshest craft beers in a super relaxed and casual space. If the weather is good you can sit outside, and if not, you can chat to the friendly brewery staff indoors as they pull your pints. In the colder months they will also set up a tent outside with heating.
The taproom has six taps with a mix of regular beers and seasonal specials. The beers themselves are a fusion of American and Belgian styles priced at 600 yen for each 400ml glass. I enjoyed a glass of Ichigo Ichie (a fruity/spicy Saison style beer), which I followed up with a very satisfactory seasonal IPA. These are great artisanal beers, well priced, and served in a very special location.
The brewery doesn’t serve food itself, but there is often a food truck on site for the taproom’s opening hours, and if not, you can bring your own snacks.
Opening hours: Kyoto Brewing Company Taproom is only open on weekends from 12.00-18.00 (Last orders are at 17.30). As the taproom closes on occasion, when the brewery staff are taking part in special events, you should check the scheduled openings either on the official Kyoto Brewing website, or on their Facebook page. Please note also that the taproom is not open on public holidays.
Location: Kyoto Brewing Co. is located in a former lumber yard about 10 minutes’ walk south of Toji Temple, about 15 minutes south west of Toji Station, and 12 minutes west of Jujo Station. Here is a MAP of the location.
Address: 25-1 Nishikujyo, Takahatacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8446
Kyoto Brewing Company’s craft beers can also be enjoyed at a range of venues around town including (but not limited to) Tadg’s Gastro Pub, Bungalow, 100K, Bozu Bar, Beer Komachi, Len, and Beer Pub Takumiya.