Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn 2015

  The Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn is a biannual event held in the vicinity of the Saitama Super Arena; once in spring and also an autumn event too. Featuring over fifty, yes 50!, craft beer companies and bars from Japan and overseas, the Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn is a six-day event, from the 18th September to the 23rd September with plenty of …

Oofuna Beer Festival 2015

Oofuna Beer Festival 2015

The second Oofuna Beer Festival took place this Friday and Saturday. BeerTengoku schlepped up the near-vertical hill to the temple to check out if the Goddess of Mercy was smiling on the breweries in attendance. The forecast was for rain on the Saturday, so we were prepared for the worst; although it was overcast when we arrived at 12:30, it …

BeerFes Nagoya 2015 / Great Japan Beer Festival, Nagoya 2015

Spread over two days from Saturday 8th August to Sunday 9th August, BeerFes Nagoya is also a fun and relaxed event; just as much as the BeerFes Osaka event is. It’s organised in the same way as other BeerFes events across Japan, such as BeerFes Yokohama andBeerFes Tokyo. The sessions for BeerFes Nagoya are Saturday 8th August has one session on the Saturday, starting 14:00 to 18:00. Sunday …

Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2015 in Kofu, Yamanashi

Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2015

Craft beer, or ji-beer, which best translates to local beer, is celebrated at Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2015. It’s a week-long festival located at Kofu in Yamanashi, which is home to Outsider Brewing. The event in 2014 was a big success and aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of beer styles and tastes to the public. Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2015 starts …

Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2015

Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2015

We were tipped off about Sapporo Craft Beer Forest last year, just after it finished thanks to a reader (cheers Darren!) and he strongly recommended this year’s iteration, ingeniously called Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2015. In its third year, Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2015 encompasses nature and craft beer with it being held at Sapporo Ban Kei ski slope and is held over two …

Tanabata BeerFesta Toyama 2015

Tanabata Beer Festa Toyama 2015 Main

The biggest beer festival near the Japan sea is back with Tanabata BeerFesta Toyama 2015, the last one it seems too if the advertising is to be believed. Dwindling numbers and other beer festivals have taken over the reigns from Tanabata BeerFesta Toyama 2015 so get up there while you can. It’s held over three days, from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th …

BeerFes Osaka 2015 / Great Japan Beer Festival, Osaka 2015

BeerFes Osaka 2015 Logo

BeerFes moves down to the Kansai region in Osaka for a weekend for more beer and festivities in Osaka. Spread over three days from Friday 17th July to Sunday 19th July, BeerFes Osaka is also a fun and relaxed event; much more so than the Kanto versions. It’s organised in the same way as other BeerFes events across Japan, such as BeerFes …

Nippon Craft Beer Festival in Enoshima, Shonan

2015 sees the Nippon Craft Beer Festival make its first appearance in the Enoshima area on Shonan’s shores on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. The Enoshima area is a hugely popular area in the summer months for its hundreds of beach bars, though the nightlife leaves a lot to be desired as the majority of those bars close by 9 …

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Great Japan Beer Festival, Tokyo 2015 (BeerFes Tokyo)

As soon as one BeerFes finishes, you’ve got one more coming up with BeerFes Tokyo, at The Garden Hall in Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo, best known for being the main location to drink Ebisu beers. It’s also the original and oldest BeerFes, having started out in 1998. Held over two days from Saturday 6th June to Sunday 7th June, …

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Craft Beer Live 2015 in Osaka

Craft Beer Live

Craft Beer Live 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 …