Yamorido — A Kyoto Brewery Taking Japanese Craft Beer to Another Level
Yamorido is a brewpub that opened in June of 2019 with it and its brewery equipment inside a refurbished Meiji period townhouse on Kyoto’s historical street of Ryoma-dori.
Taking up the baton from previous tenants Yasumoto Tea Stall, Yamorido established a new form of micro-brewery that fuses Japanese tea and craft beer into one.
The ten beer taps behind the first-floor bar feature four varieties of in-house brews and five guest beers.
As Yamorido believes that freshness is crucial to the flavors of the beer, their guest beers are often from Kyoto, Nara and other parts of the Kansai region. As well, as they believe beer shouldn't travel too far, their own beers are only sold at places within Kyoto Prefecture.
Using English and German malt, North American hops and Kyoto water, Yamorido's beers are both crisp and fragrantly aromatic.
Also, as was mentioned above, Yamorido brew wonderfully Kyoto-esque fusions of Japanese tea and beer too!
The food menu at Yamorido differs depending on the time (morning, lunch or dinner), and in addition to also being an awesome cafe, they serve the perfect hot day/after-dinner treat, matcha soft serve. Also, as if this place couldn't get any better already, they serve beer round the clock. Yes, this brewpub that opens at 7 a.m. serves beer from open to close.
Food options include vegetarian and vegan dishes and feature a hardy amount of seasonal Kyoto veggies.
Next time you're in Kyoto, pull up a stall at the tea box and silver beer tap lined Yamorido and enjoy the taste of an original, fresh Kyoto beer!