Japan Brewers’ Cup 2017 in Yokohama, Kanagawa.

Japan Brewers' Cup 2017
Japan Brewers' Cup 2017

Photo courtesy of Japan Brewers’ Cup.

The Japan Brewers Cup Festival is an annual event held at Ōsanbashi pier in Kannai, Yokohama. If that place sounds familiar, yes, Japan Brewer’s Cup Festival  is held at the same place as the BeerFes Yokohama event. It is a three-day event; however, unlike the BeerFes Yokohama event, the Japan Brewers Cup Festival is a pay-as-you-go rather than a tasting session event.

Japan Brewers Cup Festival is organised by Shinya Suzuki, the man behind Bay Brewing Yokohama and is a dual event – an official beer competition in the morning, and then the drinking commences. Anyone can watch the beer judges on the Saturday and Sunday mornings; however, there is no judging on the Friday.

The event is open on Friday 27th January from 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 28th from 11am to 9pm, and the final day Sunday 29th January from 11am to 7pm. Entry to Japan Brewers Cup Festival costs ¥500 for the whole event, while beers are dependent on the breweries themselves. At last year’s event, drinks ranged from ¥300 to ¥700.

With over 150 different beers on tap, the confirmed breweries that will be attending (at the time of writing) are:

  • August Beer
  • Outsider Brewing
  • Aqula Beer
  • Evergreen Imports
  • Nihonkai Club
  • OH!LA!HO BEER
  • Kure Beer
  • Gotemba Kogen Beer
  • KOBATSU Trading
  • Chateau Kamiya
  • Shonan Beer
  • Swan Lake Beer
  • T.Y HARBOR BREWERY
  • Tochigi Micro Brewery
  • Hakone Beer
  • Brimmer Brewing
  • YO-HO BREWING
  • Yokohama Bay Brewing
  • Yokohama Beer
  • Loco Beer
  • Rokko Beer
  • Preston Ale Brewery
  • Ezo Beer
  • Morita Kinshachi Beer
  • Kaze no Tani  Brewery
  • AQ BEVOLUTION
  • Devil Craft Brewery
  • Y.MARKET BREWING
  • Tokyo Beer “Tama no Megumi”
  • Kyoto Brewing Co.
  • Rio Brewing & Co
  • Yatsugatake Brewery Touchdown
  • NAGANO TRADING
  • Far Yeast Brewing Company
  • THE BREWMASTER

There will also be a small selection of food available, with Charcoal Green, Katsuretsuan, and Beer Bar Bouchere providing a selection of meat and snacks.

How to Get To Japan Brewers Cup

The closest station is Nihonodori on the Minatomirai line, about 7 minutes from Yokohama station. If you are coming on JR, then Kannai station is the closest on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Japan Brewers Cup Details

Homepage (in Japanese): http://japanbrewerscup.jp/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapanBrewersCup/

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Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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