Chimay is my favorite brew but they only have Grolsch here. It tastes Dutch-ish. How much do I drink a week? Less than I' like to, more than I should. SMAP or non-alcoholic brew? Neither. No way. Never.


I'm drinking Grolsch tonight, but Yebisu is my favorite. How much I drink depends on the company I'm with but I'd say about a bottle a day. Listen to SMAP?

I am drinking Foster's from Australia but my favorite is one of the seasonal ales from Portland, Oregon where I come from. I'd say I drink about a six-pack worth of beer a week. Non-alcoholic beer or a lifetime of SMAP? Is suicide an option?
Ale Tales
Photos by Beezer


As Tokyo prepares for its long hot summer, there's nothing better than a chilled brew at sundown to refresh the panting palate. Just the one... and the one for the road... well it would be rude to refuse... oh, if you absolutely insist. So they came up with that wonderful invention to keep us fresh for the morning after - non-alcoholic beer; surely a contradiction in terms if ever there was one. Painful as it is: you have to choose: an eternity listening to SMAP or an eternity drinking non-alcoholic beer. Which will it be?

My favorite beer is Stella or Giraffe - it's 7.3% and I drink... a lot! SMAP or non-alcohol? I choose deafness.

We are drinking our favorite beer - yummy Bud by the bottle. How much do we drink a week? Can't say - our jobs are on the line here! Non-alcoholic beer or SMAP? It's gotta be the boyz.
298: Wear me out
Look hot, stay warm and ski cool this season
297: Eye Spy
Who's the apple of your eye?
296: Love me, tender
What does your bartender think of you?
295: Don't sweat it!
Warm and fuzzy sweaters
294: Hot off the Presses
Potty about Print Club
293: Fright Night
TC's Halloween party
292: Clip Art
This year's accessory of choice: hair clips
291: Wild Wild East
Tokyo's urban cowboys and cowgirls
290: Sights for sore eyes
Glimpse a rosier hue of the metropolis
289: Some like it hot
Sipping hot sake in Tokyo's izakaya
288: Scents-ational
Try to smell as yummy as possible
287: Bottled Up
Bottled beverages to battle the humid hell of summer
286: Grin and bare it
Show us those pearly whites
285: Oh pairs
Love is in the air
284: Matsuri Mania
International festivals in Tokyo
283: Mini motors
Marvelous mini cars
282: Fab Tabs
How did you manage to get your tab so high?
281: Midnight Cowboys
Nocturnal rumblings of Tokyo clublife
280: Fridge Dares
Into the heart of your icebox
279: Hot One Hundreds
Bargains at your local 100 yen shop
278: Star Whores
What will you do to get that Skywalker fix?
277: Blade Runners
In-line skating has take over the city
276: Game On!
New generation of hi-tech arcade games
275: Party On!
TC's Summer Party
274: Commuted Sentences
The hells of commuting
273: Hawaii Five - Oh No!
The Hawaiian vibe of colorful cool
272: Orange crush
Tanning is work
271: Art attack
Painting a picture of the art scene around town
270: Ale tales
Which do you prefer: SMAP or non-alcoholic beer?
269: Sound of the city
Where do you buy your CDs?
268: Say cheese...
What are you putting in your shopping basket?
267: A dog's life
Who ya meeting at Hachiko?
266: Brow beaten
High brows and low brows of Tokyo's eyebrows
265: Strike up the band
Live houses around the city
264: Bloomin' marvelous
Hanami parties are booming!
263: Lap it up
The luxuries of the laptop
262: Flash and trash
Disposable cameras are the answer
261: The Cutting Edge 
Taking in your body art
260: Sweet Pies
What are you feeding that sweet tooth?
259: Shots in the dark
TC's 5th birthday party
258: Pigging it in the middle
Hungry? What's your dream sandwhich?
257: The packet racket
The joy of pocket tissues
256: Sweet addiction
Can't live without your weekly dose of Tokyo Classified
255: Time for tea
Tokyo is a tea-totaling town
254: Caught thread handed
What's keeping your digits from dropping off?
253: Game for a scarf
Scarves, the standard Ivy League ID
252: Basket cases
Bicycle basket garbage cans
251: On your toes
How much thought do you put into your socks?
250: Uniformity
Donning a uniform

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