Fun story about how I stumbled across Mugishutei Beer Inn. Years ago, I signed up to become a Rouge Citizen. Rogue Ales sent me a legit membership card with my picture on the front and a list of businesses on the back that you could get discounts from. There was one listing under Japan. Beer Inn. I was intrigued and kept it on my list of places to visit (I love lists).
Several months before my trip to Japan last October, I reached out to my former professor that frequents Japan to ask if he had any Sapporo recommendations. Knowing that I am a huge fan of craft beer, he told me that he had an acquaintance from years ago that runs a craft beer bar in Sapporo. You guessed it. Mugishutei Beer Inn.
Phred Kaufman opened Mugishutei in 1980. I did correspond with Phred briefly through email but didn’t get the chance to meet. I’ll be back!
The bottles are to be consumed at the bar. Great selection.
It was so fun looking through the beers that lined the walls. Very fun bonus that the tiny TV in the corner was played music videos from the early 2000s.
First beer of the night was Omatase IPA by Hop Kotan Brewing. They are a brewery based in Kami-Furano, Hokkaido.