There has been a noticeable decline in foreign beer but maybe that tide is turning.
Harajuku Taproom opened their first U.S. location in Culver City. The five strong chain from Japan does izakaya fare with craft beer.
The oddly Germanic named Adam Guttentag longtime friend of Bryan Baird, founder and owner of Baird Beer, and the original Harajuku Taproom in Tokyo is behind the new Southland venture.
There will be traditional yakitori, skewers and house-made gyoza but most importantly, Baird Beer will be in abundance, see below, and that is a good thing.