Do you like beer? I mean REALLY like beer? I do and I must say that Japanese beer is awesome. But let’s face it, after a month of quenching the heat with as many Asahi Super Drys as I can – I want some variety. Sure they come out with seasonal beers in Japan and occasionally you will find a conbini that sells an IPA, but it is still hard to find some of the foreign beers I like in a can or bottle and even less likely to find them on tap.
That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find the World Beer Museum in the brand spanking new Dai Nagoya Building across from Nagoya Station. This place is amazing. It has over 120 table seats and a bar that seats 18. The place has the look and feel of an upscale brewhouse in the states.
There are over 150 beers from 50 different countries! There are also over 20 world beers on tap from the UK, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the US. This is literally a drinkable museum of beers!
Among my favorites are the Pike IPAs from the famous Seattle brewery, who will actually be opening a brew house at Centrair this fall in a building next to the new LCC wing.
Other draught favorites include: Franziskaner Weissbier, the Spaten Munchener Hell and the Hofbrau Muchener Hell from Germany. And if you are hankering for a taste of Blighty then drown yourself in some Cropton Endeavour, or a Cropton Blackout.
Like I said they have over 150 beers from all over the world so it would be impossible for me to name them all. But believe me if you love beer you will find what you are looking for here. They also have beer cocktails – which I must admit I didn’t know was a thing – and Mojitos, Hard Cider and Strawberry Daiquiris. A selection of whiskeys like Macallan 12 Years, Laphroaig 10 year, Johnny Walker, Maker’s Mark and I.W. Harper round out the alcohol selection. Of course they also have a variety of soft drinks and non-alcohol beers.
If you are hungry they serve a variety of western-style cuisine such as a sausage platter and a 200 gram Angus Beef Steak. Other items include pasta and spare ribs to name a few.
The World Beer Museum is easy to find. It is on the 3rd floor of the Dai Nagoya Building and is open for lunch during the week and closes at 23:00 every night.