The Hunt for Microbreweries in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Zushi City!

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Written by  Soga Masayoshi

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.

Beach Muffin
Shop Exterior

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!

Beach Muffin
Shop Exterior
Beach Muffin , Chic Inside of the Shop
Chic Inside of the Shop

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.

Porter, Beach Muffin
Porter

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!

Nachos, Beach Muffin
Nachos

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
Muffins
Beach Muffin, Brownies
Brownies

Beach Muffin also sells local vegetables! As to be expected from a local microbrewery.

Beach Muffin

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”

Address
8-3-22 Sakurayama, Zushi City, Kanagawa
Access
About 15 minutes on foot from the JR Yokosuka Line’s Zushi Station
Hours
Saturdays 14:00-22:00. Sundays 12:00-18:00
URL(Japanese)
http://www.yorocco-beer.com/