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Beer Travel / Not Quite Beer (from Japan)
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:14:48 PM »

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Hello all. In addition to being a homebrewer and beer advocate, I'm also a writer/editor for the Japan Beer Times magazine. I wanted to let everyone know that we've just published “Craft Beer in Japan: the essential guide”; the only English guidebook to craft breweries and craft beer bars in Japan. It includes several historical and cultural essays, and contains listings for all of Japan’s 200+ craft breweries, with detailed explanations of the beers for all the best breweries, numerous essays and other valuable information. Read about it here: http://www.abrewcadabrew.com/japan-beer-times-new-book-release-craft-beer-in-japan-the-essential-guide-2/

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Beer Travel / Re: Tokyo?
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:21:39 AM »
Next time anyone's headed to Tokyo, let me know. I live here and there are plenty of places to go.

I'd be more than happy to help show you around.

Cheers.

Still here. At Baird Nakagemuro until about 8.

Any recommendations near suitengumae that are not Popeye? Not that I could not go to Popeye and the Baird taproom for a year and never tire of them.

Baird Nakameguro - Nakameguro Taproom! One of my favourite haunts - be sure to visit Bashamichi Taproom in Yokohama if you can.

My immediate best recommendation is, check out my mate's website - he's listed all breweries in the Tokyo/Yokohama region, what they serve, personal opinions etc.

http://boozelist.blogspot.com/

How long are you in Japan? Could meet up with you for a pint if possible. And watch out for Monday, looks like a typhoon headed our way.

Cheers!

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The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: May 25, 2011, 01:22:05 PM »
Zushi, Japan, here. About an hour from Tokyo, five minutes from the beach. Homebrewing for a year, just went all-grain.

Hi!  8)

Welcome to the AHA Forum abrewcadabrew.

Cheers, still trying to catch up on all the back reading. Failing miserably! ;D

I wanted to bump this since we seem to have a lot of new people here.  If you include your location in your signature, it helps when you ask a question in case there's someone near you who might be able to help out.


That's a brilliant idea, doing it now.

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The Pub / Re: "GORKY'S" LOS ANGELES, Anyone? Anyone?
« on: May 24, 2011, 07:49:20 AM »
I was born in Pasadena, lived just north of Washington Blvd, but my parents moved away when I was 7.  I still remember Ernie Jrs, which I guess has moved or closed down.  I was a bit too young to remember the dive bars though!   ;D  But I did miss seeing the mountains every day.  Well, every day at least that you could see through the yellow haze to the mountains...

Ha! it's been more than ten years, but I do remember Washington Blvd. Can't say the same about Ernie Jrs. - but who the hell could forget the yellow haze?

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The Pub / Re: "GORKY'S" LOS ANGELES, Anyone? Anyone?
« on: May 24, 2011, 07:31:17 AM »
Oh god... the Colorado - black hole of legendary dinginess and about 6 blocks from me.

Of course now, there's a new Lucky Baldwin's (#3) located at Colorado & Allen, 9 blocks away from me. :)

It's good to know the legendary dinginess lives on. As for the new Lucky Baldwin's...#3? Sheesh - my last memory was helping sponsor the Guinness drink off for the Guiness Book of World Record's drink off.

You a Pasadena native? I was only there a few years, but my best mates are all still (born-and-bred) there.

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The Pub / Re: "GORKY'S" LOS ANGELES, Anyone? Anyone?
« on: May 23, 2011, 11:09:53 PM »
I know of Gorky's in the academic sense, but yeah... that was before my time.

My first oldest was Crown City and I know their brewer is now one of the primary reps for Chimay.

Crown City! Now that's a name I've not heard in a while. And, hey, wait, you're in Pasadena! That's where I used to live (before moving to Japan in 2001). East Villa St. - favourite hang outs: Colorado Bar and Lucky Baldwin's.

Now I'm uber-excited I finally decided join this forum. ;D

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The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: May 23, 2011, 11:03:58 PM »
Zushi, Japan, here. About an hour from Tokyo, five minutes from the beach. Homebrewing for a year, just went all-grain.
Welcome to the forum :)

Why, thanks and cheers (and homebrewed beers)!  ;D

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The Pub / "GORKY'S" LOS ANGELES, Anyone? Anyone?
« on: May 23, 2011, 09:56:53 PM »
Does Anyone Remember Gorky's in Los Angeles?

It just occurred to me they were brewing their own beer "waaay" back in the early 90's

If anyone does remember, does anyone happen to know who the brewer was or where he/they are now?

Waxing nostalgic, that's all.

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The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: May 23, 2011, 02:26:39 PM »
Zushi, Japan, here. About an hour from Tokyo, five minutes from the beach. Homebrewing for a year, just went all-grain.

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Beer Travel / Re: Tokyo?
« on: May 23, 2011, 02:20:12 PM »
Next time anyone's headed to Tokyo, let me know. I live here and there are plenty of places to go.

I'd be more than happy to help show you around.

Cheers.

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