In Nakano, there is a pub called Beer Daigaku (麦酒大学), or Beer College, that serves 13 different kinds of beer that come exactly from the same cask! Their secret to making it different is all in the way it is poured! Find out more about this interesting pub in Nakano, Tokyo.
The pub is in Nakano, Tokyo. You'll be amazed by the knowledge of the bartender. He knows exactly how to pour a beer to make it taste different. It's a learning experience as much as it is a drinking experience.
The store is located at just a 2-minute walk from the JR Nakano station.
The best thing you can do when you go there is have a seat on the second floor where you can see the bar master at work. The second floor is particularly popular for that reason so it's recommended that you make a reservation to be sure you get your place.
He pours the beer and explains his technique in Japanese. You might be able to understand just by looking however if you don't understand Japanese.
Here's what we tried
Beer College Sosogi 麦酒大学注ぎ (¥600)
This is supposed to be the standard beer that you would find at most izakayas. You'll notice though the size of the bubbles is super small which gives it an almost creamy texture. The liquid part is paler and more transparent than the other ones.
Sando Sosogi 三度注ぎ ¥600
This one has a foam that is made by the beer being poured three times. Interestingly in this one, the bitterness gets concentrated in the foam and the beer has a lighter taste. The contrast in taste between the two is something to experience!
Mliko ミルコ (¥600)
This one is as you can see entirely made of foam. It's a style which means "milk" that originates from the Czech Republic. As its name goes, the beer is smooth as milk.
"Angel rings" will appear in your glass as you drink.
Beer College is a place every beer junky passing through Nakano should go to. You'll be amazed by how the beer can change in taste just by the way it is poured.