After receiving samples of Tamales and Chilli from Texas, I have beer (as a pairing) on my mind.
Funny coincidence or not, Robbie Swinnerton of Tokyo Food File visited the Dry Dock located under the railway tracks just outside Shinbashi Station in Tokyo and shares his Green Tea IPA take 2 (August 11).
One of the beers he sipped is Baird/ Ishii/ Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA which doubles as a fundraising tool for Tsunami relief programs.
It is part of Stone Collaborations, a jamming session of sorts for brewers at Stone Brewing Co.
I would be curious to try their Cherry Chocolate Stout as well.
Is Green Tea IPA a Japanese Beer Favorite or just a Dry Dock favorite?
I wonder if you get seasick after getting one draught too many from draught wheel (above) at Dry Dock.
Are Marine Girls part of the soundtrack?
On a practical note, Beer in Japan in its 2009 review of Dry Dock notes that 'Sato-san who runs the bar is passionate about beer and speaks English'. Establishment is closed on Sundays and Holidays and the 3rd Saturday of each month. This might have changed since then.
Green Tea in my beer for Tokyo Thursdays # 203
Previously: Dipping my Toes into Sake thanks to Momokawa
(* Dry Dock website is in Japanese only...Photo of Stone Green Tea IPa from Stone Brewing Facebook page, Photo of Sato-san at draught wheel by Robbie Swinnerton)