Hokkaidō in detail
Sapporo may be synonymous with beer, but beer in Hokkaidō is not synonymous with Sapporo. Almost every city, large and small, has its own ji-biru (地ビール; microbrew).
The following brewhouses have local beers on tap. You can also find bottles and cans in convenience stores around the island.
Note that breweries have become very strict about drinking and driving. If you'll be driving, you won't be allowed to taste at the end of a tour.