|Hakkaisan's craft beer and Mochibuta pork sausage pizza|
The area is surrounded by mountains covered in snow. From the station, we headed to our first destination, which is Hakkaisan Beer Brewery. Yes, the famous sake brewery also has a micro-beer-brewery operation. Their beer has a serious fan base among beer aficionados in Japan.
We were very happy we finally got there. They make 3 kinds of artisan beer, so we wanted to try.
T the brewery, they have a casual Italian restaurant with the wood fire oven. We enjoyed the fresh beer with local vegetable salad and pizza. Pizza was Niigata's mochibuta pork sausage. Wonderful.