Beer Cellar Sapporo

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Let’s get started, shall we?

Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
1000 - 2000 Yen
Opening Hours12:00 ~ 21:00, Open Sundays.
ClosedOpen year round.
Provisional closings are possible.
Contact011 211 8554
NotesNo reservations necessary.
No smoking/ No private rooms available.
Most major credit cards accepted.
LocationSapporo, Central Ward, South 1 Jyo, West 12 Choume, 322-1 AMS Building 1F
札幌中央区南1条西12丁目322−1、AMSビル

BEER CELLAR SAPPORO is a great example of how the craft beer resurgence in America is influencing beer drinking abroad. In Japan, it’s confirming that beer lovers want more variety, complexity and depth in what could almost be called a national past time. As domestic brewing giants scramble to introduce craft-like products to market, the demand for real craft beer has been growing steadily. And while Japan is in the midst of it’s own brewing rennaissance, many bars are focusing on opening American taps for their customers.

Specializing primarily in Oregon-brewed beers, BEER CELLAR SAPPORO has the same authentic taproom vibe that you would find stateside. Solid wooden and metal furniture, concrete floors and a big black chalkboard bring it all together. With eight beers on tap any given night of the week, visitors are certain to find something to quaff their thirst. Not sure what to go with first? Why not start with a beer flight tasting set of four 120ml glasses for ¥1,000 plus tax. Low ABV beers like the India Session Ale from Columbia River Brewing are great for those looking to pace themselves. On the opposite end of the spectrum are double digit bruisers like the 10% ABV Grand Cru from Mazama Brewing in Corvallis.

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How long until keg tossing hits Japan?

If nothing on tap catches your fancy, BEER CELLAR SAPPORO has five fridges full of bottles and cans for those craving a particular flavor. Prices on Oregon favorites like Rogue, Breakside, Columbia River, Coalition and Gilgamesh range from ¥500 cans to ¥3,000 specialty magnum bottles. Growlers are available but the price may be off putting for those on a budget.

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As stock rotates regularly, there are days when the larder is full and other days when not so full.

While a sudsy nomihodai (all-you-can-drink course) of Sapporo beer at an izakaya or Korean bbq joint is all well and good, you’ll never find a good IPA or stout on such a menu. BEER CELLAR SAPPORO’s food menu may be slim, but its selection of liquids more than makes up for it. Planning your evening is as straightforward as can be: eat somewhere else first, and then come here for dessert.

Maps, pictures and reviews are available here and here.

Start your night with a flight.

Start your night with a flight.

No frills necessary.

No frills necessary.

 

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About Jonathan Mott

Jonathan is a Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor, living on the island for nearly a decade. He likes to write, travel, and generally thrives on the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido. He drums in a Sapporo band and likes to futz around in the studio and occasionally on stage. A hopeless powder junkie, you can often find him getting his fix on the local hills in the winter.