Their on-site tasting room opened for business on the weekend of October 10-11, finally making their brews available locally on a regular basis.
The room, clean and minimal in design, is a standing-only space with small wooden bar shelves along the walls. Wooden lattice work adorning one wall and part of the ceiling features the company's logo. A large window along two walls gives a view of the brewing area.
Six beers were on tap, including a new fresh-hop debut beer (Yosano no Chosen).
Outside, plastic crates were set up for seating. A small stand from Kyoto's Shinrin Shokudo offered tasty curries.
Chris Hainge, the lead brewer, also gave brewery tours to interested patrons.
The taproom offers a limited amount of branded merchandise, including T-shirts, German-made glassware, and bottle openers.
25-1 Takatomi-cho, Nishikujo,
Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8446