San-in Craft Beer Festa 2016 in Yonago

San-in Craft Beer Festa 2016

San-in Craft Beer Festa 2016 is a small craft beer festival held at the Yonago ANA Hotel in Yonago, Tottori prefecture, held on Monday 20th June. The date is an interesting one but something that might be worth attending if you’re in the area. Tickets are ¥6,000 per person but this includes a nomihodai and tabehodai of Daisen Ham – so …

BeerFes Osaka 2016 in MyDome, Osaka

BeerFes Osaka 2016 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 15th July to Sunday 17th 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 Yokohama and …

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2016 in Niigata city, Niigata

Niigata Craft Beer Festival Logo

The Niigata Craft Beer Festival is almost upon us and is in its fifth year. Held over two days, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, the craft beer festival has over 20 breweries in attendance, making it the biggest one so far. It’s held in Niigata city itself, in Furamachi Mall 5-6 itself. The event is open from 11:00 to 21:00 …

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival in Okazaki, Aichi

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival is a new craft beer event for 2016, based in Okazaki city, Aichi. It’s a one day event held on Sunday 3rd July from 10:00 ~ 18:00 and held in Okazaki Tatsumigaoka Hall. Tickets come in two different entry levels: Plastic cup with ten beer tickets for ¥3,000 in advance. Original glass with ten beer tickets for ¥3,500 in …

Craftrock Festival 2016 in Shin-Toyasu, Tokyo

Craftrock Festival 2016

Craftrock Festival 2016 is the third event in the annual series that made its debut in 2014. Craftrock Festival 2016 is a one day event held on Saturday 28th May at Shin-Toyosu’s Pit & Magic Beach. The event is organised by the Craft Beer Market range of bars and incorporates a schedule of craft beer and rock music – but you probably guessed …

Oedo Beer Festival Report

Oedo Craft Beer Festival Beer Tower

Oedo Beer Festival One Paragraph Report The Oedo Beer Festival 2016 was disappointing on a personal level. Compared to the 2015, the sterile inside atmosphere had lost lots of its charm from the building site event of 2015. The wrestling had gone and replaced with some idol bands instead. However, it was good to see some of the smaller, lesser known …

Craft Beer Live 2016 in Namba Hatch, Osaka

Craft Beer Live Osaka

Craft Beer Live 2016 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 …

Snow Monkey Live 2016 Report

Snow Monkey Live 2016 Front

Snow Monkey Live 2016 One Paragraph Review Snow Monkey Live is a great start to the craft beer season though it’s pretty far to get to if you’re going alone. Go along with a bunch of friends, find some cheap hostel or hotel to stay at enjoy the good music and tasty beer. Just hope you don’t get stuck waiting out …

Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2016 in Nishi-Umeda, Osaka

Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2016

A bit late to the show with this one, but the Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2016 is coming up on Friday 29th April and Saturday 30th April at Breezé-Breezé in Nishi-Umeda, Osaka. There are a variety of events over the two days, but the second day appears to be the most interesting. The Friday of the Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2016 starts from 11am and …

Oedo Beer Festival 2016 in Takadanobaba, Tokyo

Oedo Beer Festival 2016

The Oedo Beer Festival returns for 2016 at a different building site in Tokyo, this time in Takadanobaba, in north west Tokyo. Moreover, rather than being spread over two weeks, in 2016 it’s held over 10 days from Friday 29th April until Sunday 8th May, which conveniently overlaps this year’s Golden Week holiday. At the time of writing, details about the …