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Spring Valley Pub Brewery @Yokohama

Alcohol Fun, japan, Kirin Ichiban, Kirin Yokohama Beer Village, Spring Valley, travel, Yokohama, Spring Valley Pub Brewery, Guinness Anchor Berhad, foodie trail
Alcohol Fun, japan, Kirin Ichiban, Kirin Yokohama Beer Village, Spring Valley, travel, Yokohama, Spring Valley Pub Brewery, Guinness Anchor Berhad, foodie trail

After our thirst quenching and body warming visit to the Kirin Beer Factory, we moved on to an endearing red brick building. What caught my eye when we arrive earlier in the morning was the red bricks and of course the poster that had 8 types of beers. The red bricks are modelled after the breweries during the Meiji days. Brilliant!


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It was lunch time and no harm having beer with lunch. Bingo! And that was precisely what our organisers and host planned for us. Now only to figure out what the 8 beers were because I have pretty much forgotten most of the Japanese characters that I learnt some ages back. Never mind...when you have a bunch of like minded friends, the simplest thing to do is to order all 8 - reality was we ordered only 7 because there was only 4 of us plus we started our drinking for the day at the Kirin Yokohama Beer Factory and we still had a long day to go (call us Responsible drinkers). What would you have done?

The only beer that we did not choose was the Half and Half. Of the 7, I definitely loved the Kirin Stout キリンスタウト. Bold, rich and smooth bearing the testament of Kirin's Ichiban Shibori practice. A dry finish with the sweetness of chocolate...so good, that I actually brought a few cans of it back home to share with my stout buddies. Hopefully this makes it way to our shores.
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Prices for beer starts at ¥480 per glass of beer and all the way to ¥2,360 for 1.8L of Kirin Brau Meister キリンブラウマイスタ. Check out the Brau Meister if you want to know what a beer brewed with hop, malt and rice would taste like. To me, its smooth and definitely richer than Kirin Ichiban but not as memorable or bold as I hoped it to be - perhaps my expectations were a tad too high?

Not to be missed is the traditional beer called Spring Valley スプルンダバレー that was originally brewed at the Spring Valley brewery that Kirin acquired. Refreshing, hoppy, fruity and a little sweet on the palate. 
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The Japanese Hambāgu ハンバーグ were the best I have had for the longest time. Juicy goodness in every bite. Perfect match for the beers that we were savouring especially with the Spring Valley. Though I am not a fan of Japanese curry because I find it strange to eat sweet curries, the one at the Pub Brewery made me reconsider that I should perhaps give Japanese curry another try soon. The meat was tender and though still sweet, it bore lovely hints of spices unlike the pure sweet ones that I have been having all this while.
Alcohol Fun, japan, Kirin Ichiban, Kirin Yokohama Beer Village, Spring Valley, travel, Yokohama, Spring Valley Pub Brewery, Guinness Anchor Berhad, foodie trail
Alcohol Fun, japan, Kirin Ichiban, Kirin Yokohama Beer Village, Spring Valley, travel, Yokohama, Spring Valley Pub Brewery, Guinness Anchor Berhad, foodie trail
Hambāgu ハンバーグ
Japanese curry

Half day is spent at Kirin Yokohama Beer Factory and Spring Valley Pub Brewery. Its been a delicious experience. Memorable and I certainly wouldn't mind returning on my next trip to Tokyo. THANX Guinness Anchor Berhad for the extremely fun and eye opening trip!

Spring Valley Pub Brewery (outside Kirin Yokohama Beer Factory)
T: 045 506 3013
How to get there:
• Shinkoyasu Station: JR Keihin Tohoku Line
• Namamugi Station: Keihin Kyuko Line

Full set of pics in Kirin Yokohama Beer Village. Do also check out my earlier post on Kirin Yokohama Beer Village.

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