Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2017 in Kofu, Yamanashi

Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2017

Craft beer, or ji-beer, which best translates to local beer, is celebrated at Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2017. It’s a week-long festival located at Kofu in Yamanashi, which is home to Outsider Brewing. The previous events have been  big success and aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of beer styles and tastes to the public. Ji-Beer Fest Kofu 2017 starts on Friday …

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Niigata city, Niigata

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Niigata city, Niigata

The Niigata Craft Beer Festival is almost upon us and is in its sixth year. Held over two days, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 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 on …

Gifu Beer Festival 2017 in Gifu

Gifu Beer Festival 2017

The Gifu Beer Festival returns in 2017 and this year it’s a two-day event on Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July, held outside of JR Gifu train station, pretty much the Chubu version of Kanto’s Keyaki Festival it seems. With about 20 breweries attending this year’s event, there is plenty of beer to choose from for a relatively new craft …

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Okazaki, Aichi

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival 2017

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival returns in 2017 and it’s now over two days – Saturday 9th September from 11:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 10th September from 10:00 to 17:00 in Okazaki Tatsumigaoka Hall. Tickets come in four different entry levels: One day ticket for 3 tickets and an original glass for ¥2,500 in advance. One day ticket for 6 tickets and an original glass for ¥3,500 …

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2017 in Shiga Kogen, Nagano

Snow Monkey Live 2017

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2017 is an annual event held at Shiga Kogen ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The event takes place over two days, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 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? If you haven’t …

Craft Beer Kanazawa

Craft Beer Kanazawa

Craft Beer Kanazawa is a two day craft beer event held in Shinoki Geihinkan Hall in Kanazawa city on October 1st and 2nd. It’s open on both days from 11:00am, though on the 1st it closes at 20:00, and 17:00 on the second. It’s in the fifth year now and is starting to grow in popularity as other craft beer …

Niigata Craft Beer Festival Report

Niigata Craft Beer Festival

Niigata Craft Beer Festival One Paragraph Niigata is a long way to go for a craft beer festival of this size, but I enjoyed the atmosphere at Niigata Craft Beer Festival more so than Oedo Beer Festival. While the beer list was slightly disappointing with so few special edition beers on tap, the ones that were tasty and good value for the price as …

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 …

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 …