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Although craft beer still occupies only a tiny slice of the local market, it sure looks like there’s no stopping the microbrew revolution in Japan: the opening of new breweries and bars continues unabated while decidedly out-of-place players are doing their best to make a quick yen off the movement – industrial brewers have been busy rolling out new and 'crafty' products at an alarming pace over the past few years. Serious boozehounds will do well to steer clear of these concoctions and instead seek out some of the Tokyo region's many fine brewpubs, where you can not only sip suds but chat with the brewers, learn more about the production process, and soak up the local atmosphere as well. Read on for our top ten picks of brewpubs in and around Tokyo, and make sure to also check out our guide to Tokyo's best craft beer bars.