Nasu Brewery

Create your very own handmade brew

Experience one-of-a-kind offerings like beer brewing workshops and exclusive beers sold here.

Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

  • The consumption of alcohol by those under twenty years of age is prohibited by the Minor Drinking Prohibition Act.
  • You may be asked to present a proof of ID in order to verify your age.
  • Note that if we discover a minor consuming alcohol, or a chaperone who tacitly allowed a minor to consume alcohol, we will report it to the authorities.
  • If you are a driver or designated driver (includes bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles) or pregnant or breastfeeding, you may select from a non-alcoholic beer or a soft drink. Driving under the influence of alcohol is prohibited by law.

Guide

Tours

Handcrafted beer experience (fees apply)

This workshop lets you try your hand at making beer! Sapporo Beer’s veteran braumeisters will guide you in beer mash preparation and fermentation (up to adding the yeast), all as though you were learning from a cookbook!
Personnel from the brewery handle the fermentation process and steps thereafter and ship your bottled beer to your home a month later. Savor the flavor of handcrafted beer with the whole family.

This event requires registering in advance by sending a self-addressed postcard. If there are a large number of applicants, participation will be decided by a raffle.

Click here for details on the program and how to apply

Cafe

Hours: 10:30 AM-5:00 PM (bar closes at 4:30 PM)
(From December-March, business hours are 11:00 AM-4:00 PM; bar closes at 3:30 PM)

Premium shop

Here you will find a wide range of exclusive merchandise available nowhere else.
These would make perfect souvenirs. The shop is open to all. Please do not hesitate to stop by.

Hours: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
(From December-March, business hours are 11:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Handcrafted beer workshop

As the name implies, this is a space dedicated exclusively to handcrafted beer production!
Sapporo Beer’s veteran braumeisters will guide you in beer mash preparation and fermentation (up to adding the yeast), all as though you were learning from a cookbook! Personnel from the brewery handle the fermentation process and steps thereafter and ship your bottled beer to your home a month later. Savor the flavor of handcrafted beer with the whole family.

Venue
Sapporo Beer Nasu Forest Beer Garden, 2nd floor handcrafted beer workshop
(4453-49 Takaku-ko, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, 325-0001)
Dates
June 15, 2019
  • Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019 (postmarked by final day is acceptable)
Hours
(Tentative) Starts at 9:40 AM; ends at 4:30 PM
Eligibility
Persons age 20 and older
  • Note that this program involves taking part in alcohol brewing and is only open to those age 20 and older.
  • Some steps involve use of boiling water and other hazards, so children are not permitted.
  • Given that this workshop will involve long periods of standing on your feet, please ensure that you have the physical capacity to do so.
Capacity
4 groups per session 2-4 people per group
Program
  • Orientation, discussion on beer production methods and handcrafted beer (about 40 minutes)
  • Workshop (6 hours), mash preparation, addition of hops, cooling of wort, and addition of yeast
  • Induction heaters are used to add heat during the brewing process.
  • A lunch break will also be offered.
  • No beer tasting is provided.
  • Personnel from the Nasu brewery handle the fermentation process and steps thereafter. About one month later, bottled beer arrives by courier at the home of the group representative.
  • The workshop will involve producing 24 bottles of 330ml per group.

【Note:】
This program is performed at the Sapporo Beer Nasu Brewery, which is licensed for beer production.
Note that individuals are prohibited from producing alcohol without license.

To apply

The beer workshop requires advance booking. Please book in advance to reserve your slot.

Participants will be selected on a raffle basis.

To apply
By mail
Complete a postcard and submit it to the address below.
*Groups between 2-4 people are accepted.

By web
Access the site below and complete the form to apply.
Click here to apply *Japanese

  • Groups between 2-4 people are accepted.
  • Please note that applying for the program will also register you as a member of the Sapporo Beer web site.
Required fields
Group representative’s address, name (for names not using Roman characters), age, telephone number, participants (2-4), desired date
  • Please select only one day for your desired date.
  • Note that your application will be deemed invalid if any fields are incomplete or incorrect.
Deadline
The deadline to apply is the last day of the month two months prior to the month of your desired booking. Applications postmarked by the deadline are permitted.
Contact address
PO Box 13 Japan Post Kuroiso Branch, 325-8799
Sapporo Beer Workshop Registration
Raffle results
Note that if we receive a high volume of applications, participants will be selected by a raffle and notified by mail about the 15th of the month prior to the month of the workshop.
Note that if you entered your address incorrectly and we are unable to contact you, you will be removed from the raffle.
Fee
One group of 2 people: 8,000 (tax inclusive) per person
One group of 3 people: 6,000 (tax inclusive) per person
One group of 4 people: 5,000 (tax inclusive) per person
  • The above rates include lunch, costs for beer production, and shipping costs for your bottled beer.
  • These do not include transit costs to the venue.
Inquiries
Weekdays (excludes Sat/Sun/holidays) 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Telephone: 0287-60-0331
Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.

Use of personal information
Information is used to communicate with applicants and share information about Sapporo Beer Limited. Please click here for details on our privacy policy.

Restaurants and other facilities

Restaurant

Select from a buffet of Japanese, Chinese, and Western cuisine of forty varieties and fresh-brewed beer from the Nasu Brewery.
We also offer a special course of all-you-can-eat Genghis Khan mutton, a specialty dish of the beer garden.
Chocolate fountains and soft-serve ice cream are big hits among the little ones. The restaurant is fun for the whole family.

Restaurant Summary

Inquiries
  • Restaurant bookings and inquiries
  • Travel agent inquiries
Telephone: 0120-742-150 Opening hours: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.
Hours
  • Weekdays (includes holidays) 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (registration closes at 2:30 PM)
  • Weekends: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM (registration closes at 6:30 PM)
Spaces available
700 spaces (200 for barbecue)
Parking lot
Fully equipped (space for large buses)
*Restaurant: 250 spaces available (30 for large buses, 220 for passenger vehicles)

Transit directions and business hours

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Address
4453-49 Takaku-ko, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, 325-0001
Inquiries
Restaurant bookings and inquiries
Travel agent inquiries
Telephone: 0120-742-150
Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.

Other inquiries
Telephone: 0287-60-0331
Weekdays (excludes weekends and holidays) 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.
  • Please verify that you are dialing the correct number.

Rail Access

Reaching us via Kuroiso

Board a bus bound for Okashi no Shiro from Kuroiso Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line. 2 minutes’ walk from there.

From the bus concourse in front of the station, board a bus bound for either Nasu Yumoto or the Nasu Ropeway.

Note: roads can become heavily congested during the peak travel season.

Reaching us via Nasu Shiobara

Take a rented car or taxi from Nasu-Shiohara Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line or Tohoku Shinkansen. (30 minutes’ travel)

Reaching us via rental car from the station
Take prefectural road #4 to the Otsuka Shinden intersection. From there, take prefectural road #303, and from there head towards Kuroiso to reach prefectural road #55.

Board a bus bound for Okashi no Shiro from Nasu-Shiohara Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line. 2 minutes’ walk from there.

From the bus stop at the west gate, board a bus bound for either Nasu Yumoto or the Nasu Ropeway.

Note: roads can become heavily congested during the peak travel season.

Click here for details on transfers, rail lines, and timetables (Yahoo! transit page) *Japanese only

Reaching us by car

5 minutes from the Nasu Interchange off the Tohoku Expressway

Parking lot

Available
Please note: if you are traveling by car, you will not be permitted to sample alcohol. Soft drinks will be offered instead.