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How we started

A brief history of the brewery

A new extension project of The Meguro Tavern, initially undertaken in 2011. Construction was completed at the end of 2013. The brew pots were simmering and the fermentors bubbling soon after. Under the name Ikari Jyouzou we brew British style bitters which are all served exclusively in the pub. Currently, 4 taps are dedicated to our delicious craft beers.

Brew your own beer

Learn about our brewing lessons

From May 2019 we offer an intensive, man-to-man, 100-hour+ program for those who want to get involved in craft brewing but have little knowledge. This six-week program is offered at ¥300,000 for lectures and hands-on experience during six or so actual productions. A certificate will be presented at the end of the program to confirm your experience and help with your license application. For those not so keen to going the whole hog, a 3-day programme at ¥75,000 is also available. This covers the basic introduction to "happoshu" brewing in Japan's confined space environment and follows a single batch production. A convenient 22 hour schedule over Fri-Sun is the norm. If you then opt for the 100 hour programme later, this fee can be deducted from the total course fee.

Brew your own beer

Learn about our brewing lessons

From May 2019 we offer an intensive, man-to-man, 100-hour+ program for those who want to get involved in craft brewing but have little knowledge. This six-week program is offered at ¥300,000 for lectures and hands-on experience during six or so actual productions. A certificate will be presented at the end of the program to confirm your experience and help with your license application. For those not so keen to going the whole hog, a 3-day programme at ¥75,000 is also available. This covers the basic introduction to "happoshu" brewing in Japan's confined space environment and follows a single batch production. A convenient 22 hour schedule over Fri-Sun is the norm. If you then opt for the 100 hour programme later, this fee can be deducted from the total course fee.

Our own craft beers