The bridge bar

The bridge bar


It was a pleasure to have the pleasure of knowing this bar, and mainly Bill, which made us know a lot about Japanese culture. We only got to know you for an hour and a half but I loved your way of being. A hug from Spain, and I hope to return to The Bridge and try the Hokkaido powder.
Great host Bill, great Bridge Bar = great time!

Stylish Cocktail Bar, located in the heart of downtown Furano City, Hokkaido. Over 100 cocktails & more than 25 different types of beer in stock. Simple pub foods, free billiards, and free WiFi are also available. Friendly, bilingual, knowledgeable bartenders.

A returning favorite...

Marionberry Sour from our friends at the Rogue Brewery in Oregon, USA.

***Notes from the brewers:


Dedicated to Farmers and Fermenters. Not only is Oregon the birthplace of the Marionberry but our Farm is located just miles from the original Marionberry fields. You really can't find a better place to grow these big juicy berries. We brewed this sour ale to highlight the tart side of the Marionberry while ensuring a pleasant balance through the fruit's natural sweetness.

Ingredients: 2 Row, Munich, C-15, Acidulated Malts; Horizon & Cascade Hops; Rogue Farms-Grown Marionberries, Plums; Kolsch II Yeast, Free Range Coastal Water.

Japan's Ski Areas Are Having Their Worst Winter in Decades This year’s influx of tourists who come for Chinese New Year may be sorely disappointed.

Here comes the pow!! ❄️ 💥 🌨

***Saturday, January 25th, 9:02pm.

What a difference a day makes...yesterday it was sunny and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

*** 🌨 🌨 🌨 ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
Friday, January 24th, 9:34am.

It snowed again last night (8cm downtown, so 12-16cm on the mountain), the temperature is a balmy +1℃ (downtown, so still freezing up on the mountain) and there isn’t a cloud in the sky; just another perfect Thursday afternoon in Furano.

***January 23rd, 12:27pm.

Snow report for the last 36 hours...

Things are shaping up!! ❄️ 🎿 🏂 ⛷ ❄️

***Wednesday, January 22nd, 8:38am.

Things are getting back to normal...

***Tuesday, January 21st, 6:54pm.

Stop by the bridge café (Tuesday~Saturday, 12:00noon~6:30pm) for a latte, a cup of tea, or a shot of espresso, AND some of of our handmade sweets! 🍪 🍪 🍪 ☕️ ☕️ ☕️

***the bridge café is open for three months, only during the winter season, January~March.

***How about an afternoon beer? 🍺?

To all the skiers ⛷ and snowboarders 🏂, your dreams of fresh powder ❄️ are coming true as you sleep...

***Tuesday, January 21st, 3:12am.

Happy Saturday, everyone!!

We might not have as much snow as we usually do at this time of year (it’s shocking to see asphalt around here in January), but we’ve still got plenty of alcohol at the bridge!!

❄️ 🎿 🏂 ⛷ 🤷🏽‍♂️❓🍷🥃🍶🍺🍹🍸‼️

***January 18th, 12:37pm.

Seriously gorgeous day in Furano today.

***Saturday, January 19th, 11:50am, -11℃.

It’s painfully beautiful outside. (It’s -17℃, and it literally hurt my hands to take this photo.)

Another bluebird day in Furano. ☀️ ☀️ ☀️

***Saturday, January 18th, 9:50am.

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Couldn’t see the ski 🎿 area (or the mountains, or much of anything) from town today because of the steady snowfall ❄️ we had this morning.

Things are looking better for all you skiers ⛷ and snowboarders 🏂 !!!

***Friday, January 17th, 11:06am.

Here comes some much-needed pow!! ❄️💥❄️💥❄️💥❄️💥❄️💥❄️💥❄️‼︎

***The weather has been extremely weird this season with random warm days and a bit of rain sometimes. The higher elevations have lots of snow, but on average, the snowfall this season has been lackluster. This should help.

****Thursday, January 16th, 2:04pm.

Punctuation matters! 😆 🍺 🥃

A beautiful day at the Furano Vineyards...

***Wednesday, January 15th, 1:23pm, -7℃.

Japan's famed cherry blossom season to arrive earlier than usual | The Japan Times

Are you planning a trip to Japan this spring? Are you looking forward to seeing the beautiful cherry blossoms 🌸 🌸 🌸 🌸 ? Hanami is going to start a week earlier than last year, with full bloom in Tokyo due on March 27, an Osaka weather-forecaster says.

ビール好きですか? 今はザ・ブリッジが二十五種類のビールがあるよ‼️ 苦い、甘い、酸っぱい、フルーティー、飲みやすい、濃い、チョコ、苺、ブルーベリー、黒、白、5%、8%、10%、13%…なんでもあるよ。

The beer fridge is stocked, and waiting for you!!

Photo Credit: Simon Daly

This. Is. Stunning.

This might be one of the best photographs I’ve ever seen of the Furano Valley (where I live).

***Simon took this photo while riding the “link lift” (one of the chair lifts in the Furano Ski Area) on Friday, January 10th at 2:46pm using 80mm f14 iso320.

Stop by for a few beers tonight! 🍻 🍻 🍻

So... after what looked like a very promising start to the ski/snowboarding season, things kind of went downhill (for the people who love winter sports). The temperature got above freezing a few times in December, and we even had some rain (🌧!!!) on New Year’s Eve.

It’s been really cold these past few days, and it’s finally started snowing again, but there is much less snow than in previous years. I’ve only had to use my snowblower once this season, and it’s the middle of January!

***The mountains have lots of snow, and the skiing is still good, but it’s nothing like it has been. I talked with a few backcountry guides recently, and they said if you’re willing to hike a bit, you can still find some good powder.

***Saturday, January 11th, 1:04pm.

“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” - Ron Burgundy

Special Event Notice:

The Shin-Aioi St. Business Association is hosting a cultural event tonight (Friday, January 10th) at the Concierge Building (Hostel Tomar) from 5:00-7:00pm.

The event will be held on the first floor, at the Evelsa restaurant. Both tourists and locals are welcome!

The event will start with “Mochi-tsuki” (pounding a glutinous rice in mochi dumplings), followed by a performance of the Furano Belly-Button Dance (Furano is the center of Hokkaido, and so our town’s nickname is “the belly-button of Hokkaido”; there’s a big festival in July), and then you have the chance to do some body painting.

This event will be held three times in January; Friday the 10th, Friday the 17th, and Friday the 24th. Stop by if you’re interested in experiencing a bit of local culture.

Now @ the bridge:

Rogue’s 10 Hop IPA, the pinnacle of the Rogue hop experience!!

STYLE - IPA ABV: 10.10% IBU: 75

Notes from the Rogue Brewery:

Dedicated to Farmers & Fermenters. In a bold collaboration with Mother Nature, we grow our own varieties of aroma hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR. We also string, stake, train, test, trim, separate, sort, kiln and cool them. Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 10 varieties of our aroma hops to create this behemoth of an IPA, the pinnacle of the Rogue Hop experience.

Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, Goldpils Vienna, Dextrose Malts; Rogue Farms Hopyard Honey; Rogue Farms Liberty, Independence, Revolution, Keven, Newport, Yaquina, Adair, Freedom, Rebel, and Alluvial Hops; Kolsch II Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

HPNOTIQ is back by popular demand!!

Now @ ザ・ブリッジ...

ホップワークス・ブルーベリー・ミルクシェイク IPA
Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) Blueberry Milkshake IPA

ABV: 7%

Notes from the brewery:
No brain freeze here – this milkshake IPA has a velvety texture from an abundance of wheat and oats, along with berry-forward Galaxy and Vic Secret hops for flavor and aroma. We fermented the beer on mounds of blueberries and added lactose for extra body and sweetness.

*****A milkshake IPA is a sub-style of the New England-style IPA. Milkshake beers pump up the volume on fruit additions, unfermentable sugars, and adjuncts such as vanilla. This creates a creamy, full-bodied texture and bold opacity that somewhat resembles a milkshake.

Now at the bridge bar:

Coast Haste, a new imperial hazy IPA, from our friends at the Rogue Brewery in Oregon, USA.

ABV: 8.6% IBU:51

***Notes from the brewers:
As farmers and brewers we understand the importance of fresh ingredients. That's why our favorite time of year is harvest time, when the ingredients are their freshest and beer is just begging to be brewed. To make this beer, we cut down fresh Rogue Farms hops, load them into a truck and rush them posthaste over to our brewery on the coast. When the hops arrive they go straight into the brew, still wet from the farm. The effort pays off in this hazy, fruity, wet-hop laden imperial IPA. Enjoy!

富良野スキー場 【プリンススノーリゾート】Furano Ski Area, Prince Grand Resort Furano

Snow report ❄️ (via the Furano Ski Patrol 🎿) for Monday, January 6th...






Snow report on 06-Jan-2019  09:00 
Today weather (top of mountain)
# snowy
# Temperature:-10℃
# Snow depth:1209cm
# New snow(12H):10cm

The course conditions are excellent.
Furano powder snow today too.

we are sorry
we cannot operating kitanomine gondora today for maintenance.

Be careful of speeding.
Please keep rule and manner
Have enjoyed and take care!!

It stopped snowing just long enough for me to clear my sidewalks and parking lot; and now it’s puking 🌨 down ❄️ harder than ever.

**Sunday, January 5th, 2:48pm.

Saturday, January 4th, 2:52pm.


**Friday, January 3rd, 4:04pm.

Snow Report for Thursday, January 2nd, 2020:

After a freakishly warm New Year’s Eve (it was +3℃ and raining 🌧), things have gotten back to normal... ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ it’s been snowing 🌨 like crazy for the past nine hours, and it’s supposed to continue snowing 🌨 for the next four days!! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

If the wind 💨 dies down a little bit, and the visibility improves a little bit, it should be a great day on the mountain. 🎿 🏂 🎿 🏂

***Thursday, January 2nd, 6:44am.

Now @ ザ・ブリッジ…

Cherry 🍒 Choctabulous 🍫!!!

A milk stout style beer 🍺 from our friends at the Rogue Brewery in Oregon, USA.

***From the Rogue website:
Like a cherry cordial, Cherry Choctabulous opens up gushing with luscious cherry aroma and flavor that quickly gives way to indulgent notes of rich dark chocolate. A delicious treat any time of year but we particularly enjoy it on a crisp winter evening. Sweet aromas of chocolate and cherry are prevalent on the nose, the initial hit of cherry gives way to dark chocolate that fills out the mid palate, finishing with one last blast of cherry before ultimately resigning with the slightly bitter lingering bite of the dark chocolate.

Ingredients: 2-Row, Brumalt, C-75 & Chocolate Malts; Roasted Barley, Rolled Oats, Lactose, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherries; Rogue Farms grown Cascade Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

8.4% ABV
30 IBU
108 SRM

It’s almost 5:00am on January 1st, 2020 (😮) here in Japan 🇯🇵; so Happy New Year!!!


I hope you all had a great 2019, and I wish you all the best in 2020! May you be happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise.



12/31 — 20時から4時まで営業します。

1/1 & 1/2 & 1/3 — 20時から2時まで営業します。


Just in time for the New Year’s holidays...

Chimay Blue (Bleue) is back!! 🇧🇪 🍺 ❤️!!

Chimay Blue is a dark 9% Trappist beer with a light creamy head and a slightly bitter taste. It exhibits a considerable depth of fruity, peppery character. It’ll definitely keep you warm on a cold winter night.

***Chimay Brewery (Brasserie de Chimay) is a brewery at Scourmont Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Chimay, Hainaut, Belgium. It’s one of the eleven breweries worldwide that produce Trappist beer. They make three ales: Chimay Rouge, Chimay Bleue, and Chimay Blanche; and one patersbier for the monks. The monastery also makes four varieties of cheese.

The Furano Area Guide 2020 is out now. Grab a copy if you’re interested in learning about the wonderful place I call home.

***And if you’re in Furano already, stop by the bridge for a drink & a chat!!

Now @ ザ・ブリッジ...



〜上富良野の地ビール (HOP KOTAN BREWING)

Hoegaarden in the house!! ❤️ 🇧🇪 🌾 🍺!!!

Come enjoy a refreshing 4.9% (ABV) Belgian Witbier @ the bridge bar!!

****A village called Hoegaarden, near Tienen in Flanders, is the modern birthplace of Belgian wheat beer. Records of brewing in the village date back to 1445, when the local monks were enthusiastic brewers.

From their website:

The Original Belgian Wheat Beer.

Almost 600 years ago in the Belgian village of Hoegaarden, a band of monks experimented by adding oddball botanicals from halfway around the world to their traditional wheat beer. Our recipe, inspired by their creation, is a beer with a refreshing flavor and captivating aroma, unlike any in the world. Let the refreshing citrus and earthy coriander alleviate the stresses of modern living and whisk you to another place entirely. You might call it divine inspiration... we call it Hoegaarden.

Startled some ducks 🦆🦆🦆 (who were keeping warm in the river) while out walking around this morning.

***Monday, December 23rd, 10:52am.

It felt a little bit chilly this morning...

***This is a list of the coldest places in Japan on Monday, December 23rd (at 7:00am this morning it was -19.2℃ (-2.56℉) in Furano City!!) 😮!!



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