9th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima

Microbrewery Festa Hiroshima

A late announcement here as I forget to post it earlier. Mea culpa. Again. But the 9th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima is going to be held from April 16th to April 17th. The venue is pretty spectacular as the festival is going to be held at the old Hiroshima baseball stadium, across from the Atomic Bomb Dome – talk about spectacular …

BeerFes Tokyo 2016 in Ebisu, Tokyo

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 4th June to Sunday 5th June, it’s organised …

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Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016 in Saitama

Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016

The annual Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival is coming up again in May though this year and thankfully it has gone back to one week rather than the two week festival in 2015 that was confusingly split into two sessions to accommodate all the extra breweries and expected crowds that will swarm upon the festival. The festival is held from Wednesday 11th May to …

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Craft Beer Festa Kyoto 2016

Kyoto’s best, well in our opinion, craft beer festival takes place on Saturday 14th May and it looks bigger than ever this year. The Craft Beer Festa Kyoto was first started by those lovely people over at Yamaoka Sake Shop and they have managed to outdo themselves this year to get even more breweries to come along. The only problem is that it …

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BeerFes Yokohama Spring 2016

Yokohama gets its first BeerFes of the year in April the Great Japan Beer Festival, aka BeerFes Yokohama Spring returns for more two-day drinking. This annual event gets bigger every year and this year is no different with over 200 different beers available for tasting. Held at Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, BeerFes Yokohama Spring is held from the Saturday 16th April to Sunday 17th …

BeerFes Okinawa 2016 in Naha, Okinawa.

BeerFes Okinawa 2016

Great Japan Beer Festival, Okinawa, also known as BeerFes Okinawa, is in its third year after proving to be successful in 2014 and 2015. For this year, BeerFes Okinawa 2016 has found a new home in the Seamen’s Club The event is open on Saturday 9th April from 13:00 to 21:00 with last orders at 20:45 and the final day being Sunday 10th April from 12:00 to …

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Craft Beer Holiday in Osaka 2016

Craft Beer Holiday

After the 2015 event being so popular, Craft Beer Holiday has moved to April for 2016 this year. Craft Beer Holiday is a four-day craft beer festival held at the park around Osaka castle, known as Osakajokoen from Thursday 21st April to Sunday 24th April. In 2015, over twenty breweries from across Japan came for the four days of drinking and relaxing in the park …

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2016 in Shiga Kogen

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2016

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2016 is an annual event held at Shiga Kogen ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The event takes place over two days, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March and combines Japanese craft beer, which we love, with music, which we love, with snowboarding and skiing, which we also love, so what is there not to love? This year, …

Japan Brewers Cup 2016 in Yokohama, Kanagawa.

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. …

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Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest 2015

Shonan Beer by Kumazawa Brewing

Every year, Kumazawa Brewing, makers of Shonan Beer, host the Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest at their on-site village around the brewery in Kagawa, Kanagawa from Saturday 10th October to Monday 12th October. Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest opens at 11:30 and runs until 21:00 with last entry at 20:30 while on the Monday, last entry is at 20:00 as it will close at 20:30. …