A 45 minute drive from base, Okutama is an easy day trip with some beautiful views of the Tama River. While visiting there one weekend we stumbled upon a brewery called Vertere Beer Cafe. It is tucked back on a small street across from the Okutama Train station. We were able to parallel park on the street but there are also paid lots in town. We took our 8 and 4 year old boys with us so it was child friendly during the day. They had a variety of foods you could order along with a nice beer menu. We tried the homemade pickles, chips & salsa and french fries but there were many other options on the menu. We tried 4 out of their 5 beers and liked them all. They did not have a tasting flight so we both ordered two glasses and sampled each others. My husband liked the Cream and Red IPA while I enjoyed the Weizen and Golden. We sat out back in their garden area for about an hour before going out to explore more of the area. Its definitely a spot we will return to!
– Angela Vaillant, September 2017