The Hunt for Microbreweries in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Zushi City!
This is the “beer fanatic,” Soga Masayoshi. Nowadays craft beer is trending in Japan. There are microbreweries (small-scale breweries) in every region, so you can enjoy a variety of original beers wherever you go!
Features of Beach Muffin
This time around, I visited Beach Muffin (Yorocco Beer Tap Room) in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s about 15 minutes from the JR Yokosuka Line’s Zushi Station. Since Zushi Station and Kamakura Station are near each other, it’d be fun to combine a trip to Beach Muffin with sightseeing in Kamakura.
Beach Muffin features a brewery, bar, and bakery.
The left side of the shop contains the brewery and bar (“michi-kusa” Tap Room), and the right side contains the bakery, where they sell fresh-made bread and cakes.
The sign outside of Beach Muffin advertise Yorocco beer in large print, and the inside of the store is a refurbished old Japanese home. The shop has a very chic atmosphere!
Enjoy Delicious Yorocco Beer at Beach Muffin!
Beach Muffin serves Yorocco beer, brewed locally in Zushi City. Its brewery opened in 2012. Beer availabilities vary, but this time around I tried (from right to left) pale ale, IPA, and Mikan Blanche. One glass is 800 yen (tax included).
This is a porter, dry with a rich flavor.
I recommend the Mikan Blanche. This beer is flavored with mikan (mandarin oranges). This refreshing beer ended with the powerful fragrance of mikan, and it was really delicious.
Of course, Beach Muffin offers sides and dishes that complement the beers too!
The Bakery and Vegetables of “Beach Muffin”
The muffins and brownies for sale on the right side of the shop were also exquisite. You can eat in the store or take them to go. They make great gifts!
Beach Muffin also sells local vegetables! As to be expected from a local microbrewery.
Video of Beach Muffin
When you go sightseeing around Kamakura, be sure to take the chance to try out Zushi’s craft beers!
Zushi City, Kanagawa Prefecture - Microbrewery “Beach Muffin”
Microbrewery “Beach Muffin”
- 8-3-22 Sakurayama, Zushi City, Kanagawa
- About 15 minutes on foot from the JR Yokosuka Line’s Zushi Station
- Saturdays 14:00-22:00. Sundays 12:00-18:00