My neighbor shops at Costco and recently brought home a case of the Kirkland microbrew (made for them in San Jose CA), which we split. Each case has four varieties -- Pale Ale, IPA, Amber Ale and German Lager. All are pretty good and quality is even. While the flavors are not amazing, the price is, working out to about 160 yen per bottle, less than the 215 yen or so one expects to pay for ordinary Japanese mass produced beer. I am quite a beer fan, and recommend these brews as low-priced daily drinkers.