Home Brewed Kyoto Craft Beer on the Bank of the Takasegawa River
In March 2018, the craft beer bar “Kyoto Beer Lab” opened their doors in Shichijo – a quiet area just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown.
For the sake of the development of the Kyoto’s Wazuka area, the owner of Kyoto Beer Lab, Mr. Muragishi, decided to embark on a new endeavor to utilize an abandoned house and develop a beer with tea from the town of Wazuka.
With help from local tea farmers and after half a year of trial and error, Kyoto Beer Lab finally succeeded in creating a beer that recreated the aroma of tea leaves.
Since then, they have been offering novel tea/beer hybrids, such as the “Green Tea Ale,” “Roasted Tea Stout,” and “Kabuse Tea White Ale.”
The pictures from the famous Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga picture scrolls that are printed on each glass look super cool while still sticking to the bar’s roots and giving off tranquil Japanese vibes.
Kyoto Beer Lab gained permission from the Kouzan-ji Temple – which is home to Japan’s oldest tea farm and houses the Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga – after they thought they would like to use the famous pictures in their bar.
After gaining permission, they went ahead and made the glasses, each of which are a testament to owner Muragishi’s will to create a unique and awesome experience.
On the food side of things, Kyoto Beer Lab offers a range of dishes that cater to both vegans and vegetarians alike.
Also, to make sure everyone’s having a great time; Kyoto Beer Lab plays the best beats around the clock.
This place is truly heaven for anyone wanting to chill out to some sick beats while sipping on absolutely fantastic Kyoto craft beers.