Aomori Ale (Be Easy Brewing / Gareth’s Hideout)

青森エール(Be Easy Brewing/ギャレスのアジト)

The taproom Gareth’s Hideout in Hirosaki City is a casual spot to enjoy freshly brewed beer. The craft brewery Be Easy Brewing on the first floor of the building makes original craft beers, while the taproom Gareth’s Hideout on the second floor serves beer along with food.

With twelve taps behind the counter, customers can try various beers starting with the classic Aomori Ale and Debbie’s Pale Ale. The diverse ingredients used to flavor the beers include brown rice from Aomori, Uji matcha tea from Kyoto, brown sugar from Okinawa, fruits from all over the world, honey, herbs, and spices. One of the taproom’s appeals is that different flavors of beer are brewed on a seasonal basis, so customers can try new beers whenever they visit.

Aomori Ale, a microbrew available only in Aomori Prefecture, is light bodied enough that it will go down easily even with craft beer newcomers. Meanwhile, Debbie’s Pale Ale is the number-one fan favorite at Gareth’s Hideout, with a smooth head and a pleasantly bitter taste.

The spicy flavor of the taproom’s homemade sausages stuffed with local Aomori pork, which come in a set of three different kinds, goes perfectly with beer. The beer cans are even printed with recommended pairings so that diners can choose the foods that will complement them best.

General Information

Telephone Number
Opening Times
11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Orders close at 8:30 p.m.)
(*Taproom currently open Fridays through Sundays only)
Mondays through Thursdays
A 20-minute walk from the Joto Exit of Hirosaki Station
A 3-minute walk from the “Watoku Higashiguchi” stop on the Konan Bus
Gareth’s Hideout (Japanese)

Basic Information

  • Multilingual
  • Multilingual
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Contactless
  • Tax Free
  • Parking Lot
  • Barrier-Free
  • Barrier-Free

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Face Masks
  • Sanitizing
  • Temperature
  • Physical


Nearby sightseeing spots

Toyoko Inn Hirosaki Ekimae
Toyoko Inn Hirosaki Ekimae
Tsugaru no yado Hirosakiya
Tsugaru no yado Hirosakiya
Hirosaki Plaza Hotel
Hirosaki Plaza Hotel
Hotel Route Inn Hirosaki Joto
Hotel Route Inn Hirosaki Joto
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NOTICE: Partial closure of North Hakkoda trails

CAUTION: Asian black bear alert in effect in Aomori Prefecture

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