Friday, February 24, 2012
Strong Scotch: Ise Kadoya's Highland Ale
Brewer Sakakibara was most recently behind last year's Rye Zen. His newest offering is a much bolder choice that is among the taps at his weekends-only craft beer bar near Ise Station. That bar, called Twelve, is open Saturdays and occasionally Fridays. Follow him on Twitter for info on his bar. Feel free to contact me for directions or other info on beer in Ise.
Read about the Highland Ale (in Japanese) at Ise Kadoya's website here.
When I picked up the bottle today (900 yen) the staff reminded me of Biyagura's half-price beer days, which seem to fall twice a month on weekdays. The next one is February 28th. Check their homepage for updates each month, and you might catch a nice deal if you happen to be in town.
(I also picked up the newest Japan Beer Times, half of which I've already read online but it's so nice to have a print edition.)
Further, they always offer a two-hour all-you-can-drink for less than 2,000 yen on the regular menu.
Has anyone tried the Highland Ale out at the beer bars?