Moved to Ikebukuro, Tokyo really miss Oregon beer.
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 23, 2012 10:32 PM Last Post By: GrogBlossom
Nov 22, 2012 5:10 AM
Moved to Ikebukuro, Tokyo really miss Oregon beer.Hello, I am pulling my hair out not being able to find a place that sells rogue beer. I know there are websites that sell a bottle for 350円 but the shipping kills. Does anyone know a place that sells imports, not a bar, in Tokyo, specifically rogue.
Nov 22, 2012 5:44 AM
Nov 22, 2012 5:48 AM
2Tanakaya in Mejiro, one stop away, might have Rogue - they have a pretty good selection of US craft beers, so it's worth a visit even if you don't happen to find Rogue. Nissin in Azabu-Juban is another likely candidate.
Nov 22, 2012 5:53 AM
3SingObserver, here's a description page that will help: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=rogue+beer
Nov 22, 2012 7:57 AM
4Emakandi, check this blog: http://boozelist.blogspot.jp/
I see bars serving Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Rogue dry hopped red, Rogue hazelnut brown ale, Rogue black IPA, Rogue Northwestern Ale, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Rogue Shakespeare Stout, Rogue Juniper Pale Ale, Rogue Imperial Stout
Nov 22, 2012 7:59 AM
Nov 22, 2012 5:40 PM
Nov 22, 2012 9:06 PM
7if you do like Glenski says, I recommend trying Baird Beer (served at Taprooms in Harajuku, Naka-Meguro and Yokohama, but also sold in some stores that sell good beer) and YONA YONA (their regular ale and their Ao Oni IPA; easier to find than Baird Beer). These two are the best Japanese beers I've found.
Glenski, in OP's defense he may be experiencing severe withdrawal; typical Japanese beer sucks, barely more palatable than Budweiser. Perhaps he has been trying what is around him and is sorely disappointed. Coming from a place like Oregon it can be quite shocking what passes for "beer" here.
Nov 22, 2012 9:17 PM
8Why tear your hair out over a single brand of anything? Variety! Variety! Learn to experience more of what is around you.
Coincidentally (if off topic) this is my exact thinking on monogamy. Glenski, you're married, right? Perhaps thinking of Emakandi's commitment to Rogue beer like a marriage will make it more understandable to you. (I can no more imagine drinking one brand of beer for the rest of my life than I can imagine getting married.)
Nov 23, 2012 3:23 PM
9You're comparing beer (or any foodstuff intake) to marriage? Wow.
As for mere withdrawal, I realized that from the start, but in a city as large and as metropolitan as Tokyo, there are many places with many sorts of beers, Japanese and otherwise. My original advice holds.
What websites have you tried? Foreign Buyers Club doesn't seem to have much. http://www.bento.com/beerstor.html has a small listing, and then there's this site: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/5037/?view=beerfly (last one on the list mentions Rogue). This discussion group thread mentions a few places, too, for imported beers: http://forum.gaijinpot.com/showthread.php?3081-Liquor-Stores
More listings here, including one for Rogue: http://beerinjapan.com/bij/205/finding-good-beer-in-japan/
Mind you, this modest listing took me about 3 minutes to find.
Hard to know much without knowing how far you are willing to travel.
Nov 23, 2012 4:55 PM
10Glen, I wholeheartedly agree with your original advice.
I wasn't comparing beer to marriage (I'm sure beer is much better :-) pudsama?) but simply pointing out that your sound logic and reasoning is applicable to nearly all areas of life, and that if you thought of OP's devotion to Rogue beer as a marriage, it might be easier for you to wrap your head around.
Nov 23, 2012 10:32 PM
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