Good Beer and Country Boys and Beer Haiku Daily should be interested to know that Izu Kogen Brewery in Ito City, Izu Peninsula not only brews beer but serve very adequate food at their restaurant cum brewery!
Last time I went there (Posting coming soon!) I bought a few bottles I had not tasted yet:
Izu Kogen Brewery Black Beer (Kuro Biiru)
Ingredients: Grain Malt, Hops
Live yeast, unfiltered.
Clarity: Smoky (live yeast)
Colour: Very dark brown, almost black
Foam: Very short head, fine bubbles
Aroma: Bread, blueberries
Taste: Kalhua, a hint of caramel. Welcome acidity. Comparatively light for a stout.
Overall: Very easy to drink in spite of its stout nature.
Can be drunk at all times.
A beer for all seasons and food.
Izu Kogen Brewery
413-0231 Ito City, Tomito, 1103-21