Finally after 14 years of buying great imported craft beer from Phred Kaufman in Sapporo I get a chance to sample a few pints with the man himself at his iconic bar in Sapporo, this 35 year old craft beer bar is a real treasure trove for any hard core beer lover and certainly the first ‘as they now like to call them’ Tap Room in Japan truly way ahead of its time. I first bumped into Phred in Shinbashi perhaps around 1998, in 2001 when I opened Roti Roppongi we served exclusively Rogue Ale from Oregon imported to japan by phred and his Ezo beer company, we still serve Rogue to this day, and we have plans for more great beer from Phred in the near future.