Craft Beer Live 2018 in Osaka, Kansai

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Craft Beer Live 2018 is an annual event based in Kansai that celebrates the local craft beer breweries from around the Kansai area. Due to distance and time constraints, many of the smaller breweries in the area don’t attend other events outside of Kansai, so this is your chance to go along and try some decent beers that may not be possible at other times during the year. Craft Beer Live 2018 is a two day event, on Saturday 26th May to Sunday 27th May located at the end of Minatomachi River Place, next to Namba Hatch.

Breweries from the Kansai area that are confirmed to attend Craft Beer Live 2018 include:

  • Agara Craft
  • Akashi Beer
  • Biwako Iimichi Beer
  • Derailleur Beer Works
  • Doutonbori Beer
  • Golden Rabbit Beer
  • Harbour Beer Kobe (Kobe)
  • Heiwa Craft
  • Ichijyouji Brewery
  • Izushi Shiroyama Garden
  • Kinosaki Beer
  • Kizakura Kyoto Beer
  • Konishi Beer
  • Kuninocho Beer
  • Kyoto Beer Lab
  • Kyoto Brewing Company
  • Kyoto Machiya Beer
  • Marca
  • Minoh Beer
  • Nagahama Roman Beer
  • Nagisa Beer
  • Nara Beer
  • Nishijin Bakushu
  • Rokko Beer
  • Sakai Harvest Beer
  • Soni Kougen Beer
  • Starboard Brewing
  • Tanbaji Brewery
  • Tango Kingdom Craft Beer
  • Voyager Brewing
  • Woodmill Brewery
  • Zigzag Brewery

Entrance into Craft Beer Live 2018 is free on both days, with Saturday 26th May starting at 12:00 until 20:00 then Sunday 27th May starting at 11:00 until 18:00. Beers can only be bought using the tickets with each ticket costing ¥400, or seven tickets for ¥2,800 on the day. If you buy the seven pack in advance, the price goes down to ¥2,400 instead. You also get an official Craft Beer Live cup for the festival which must be used to get drinks. No cup, no beer. Each cup costs ¥50.

There are also some special 600ml glasses called a Gokugoku Glass at ¥400 which holds a single beer of 210ml while the Gubigubi Glass at ¥600 is a Craft Beer Live special double sized glass available for a first in 2015 which can be used for a single 210ml portion or a double 420ml portion of beer that costs two beer tickets.

How to Get Tickets for Craft Beer Live 2018

Advance tickets for can be bought from the breweries above or at JTB machines using the code 0245588 at 7/11, FamilyMart, Ministop, Lawsons, Circle K and Sunkus.

Craft Beer Live 2018 Details:

Homepage (in Japanese): http://craftbeerlive.com/

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How to Get to Craft Beer Live 2018

The closest stations to the event are JR Nanba or Nanba Station. The map below includes directions from JR Nanba station with it being a four-minute walk or so to the Craft Beer Live event.

About the Author

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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