Heard a lot about Craft beer on the last Beerfest Asia 2011. was very curious to know what are the new craft beers available from Japan in SG to try. Have ordered Yona Yona and Kinshashi at Jibiru... Quite reasonable with price, between both of them Yona Yona made me feel, why does Japanese like them so much! I liked Yona Yona but my friend liked Kanshashi Ale.Yona Yona has an orange amber with a darker color than typical ale, strong citrus aroma, cold, fresh! Awesome! I had a few of them. But was slightly not impressed with the service, I was feeling to have few more though the restaurant was quite busy and we understood that the service staffs were busy as well. Anyways, i will be down there at one of the slow day to have some more craft beer...
Decided to try this place on Friday as Brotzeit next door was full and I never be bothered to queue. And what a nice surprise! Never expected Japan has such great beer, as you always just see Asahi, Sapporo and the like. Started with the special "Kishachi Sampler" which include a fantastic miso beer (which I had more of later). Chocolate Weizen nice too (girlfriend especially liked it). Also tried Yona Yona ale recommended by staff which was delicious and Nest White Ale, which is like Hoegarden but more fruity. Just the Kisachi lager was too bitter for my taste, but overall these were some of the nicest beers I've tasted recently. Ate some tempura to avoid getting too drunk too quickly ;-) Food pretty good but just standard Japanese I guess. Will definitely be back for that beer!
This is a Japanese pub that serve plenty of Japanese draft beer and a wide selection of Japanese food. If you happen to pass by the area and manage to get a seat (it can get quite crowded), do try out their sampler set for their draft beer and order their yakiniku set that comes with a range of meats and vegetable selections complimented with a magnificent teriyaki sauce. In conjunction with the draft beer, this place will be a good pick if you would like to have a Japanese meal consisting mainly of yakiniku. Do take note, however that the price of this place can be pretty steep but I believe that the price is worth it. Highly recommended!
Only having drank Japanese beers like Asahi and Sapporo previously, it's a blessing that I finally have the opportunity to taste crafted beers from non commercialised microbreweries in Japan.
Jibiru has a huge offering from beers from several Japanese breweries and its collection even icludes exotic stuff like chocolate beer and miso beer. My friends and I decided to be on the safer side and ordered a jug of Hitachino White Ale for $60+.
Even though it's on the pricier side, all of us felt that the beer is worth every cent. Smell is delicate and fragrant, with hints of citrus fruits. This beer is refreshingly drinkable and has a smooth and clean finish, making it an excellent complement with edamame and fried food.
The awesome drinking experience at Jibiru has convinced me to return soon for more. Now I really have to watch my spending!