BeerFes Okinawa 2017

BeerFes Okinawa

Great Japan Beer Festival, Okinawa, also known as BeerFes Okinawa, is in its fourth year after proving to be successful in over the last three years. For this year, BeerFes Okinawa 2017 has found a new home in the Times’ Building. The event is open on Saturday 22nd April from 13:00 to 21:00 with last orders at 20:45 and the final day being Sunday 23rd April from …

10th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima

10th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima

The 10th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima is going to be held from April 15th to April 16th. 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 views with great history. Microbrewery Festa starts at 12:00 on Saturday 15th April until 20:00 and …

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BeerFes Tokyo 2017 in Ebisu, Tokyo

BeerFest Tokyo 2017

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 3rd June to Sunday 4th June, it’s …

Keyaki Beer Festival Spring 2017 in Saitama

Keyaki Beer Festival Spring 2017 in Saitama

The Keyaki Beer Festival Spring 2017 is the seventeenth one in what is now a biannual event held in the vicinity of the Saitama Super Arena; once in spring and also an autumn event too. Featuring over fifty craft beer companies and bars from Japan and overseas, the Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn is a five-day event, from the 17th May to the 21st May with …

Japan Brewers’ Cup 2017 in Yokohama, Kanagawa.

Japan Brewers' Cup 2017

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. …

Oedo Beer Festival Autumn 2016 in Tokyo

Oedo Beer Festival Autumn 2016

The Oedo Beer Festival returns in Autumn back to its construction site roots at the former site of Tokyo Denki University. This year also has a special food theme with gyoza being the chosen one, so expect plenty of choices there (and also to stink a bit from all the garlic!). The Oedo Beer Festival Autumn is due to be held over two sessions, …

Kamakura Oktoberfest 2016 in Kamakura, Kanagawa.

Kamakura Oktoberfest 2016

Kamakura Oktoberfest returns in 2016, though it’s going to be slightly difficult to get to as it runs along at the same time as the Yokohama Oktoberfest and the Kumazawa Shuzo / Shonan Beer Oktoberfest. The main difference between these two events is that the Kamakura Oktoberfest is geared towards Japanese craft beer and Japanese food rather than German beers and …

Craft Beer Holiday Autumn in Osaka 2016

Craft Beer Holiday Autumn Logo

Craft Beer Holiday in Osaka returns for a second time in 2016, perhaps taking hints from the Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival.  Craft Beer Holiday is a four-day craft beer festival held at the park around Osaka castle, known as Osakajokoen from Friday 7th October to Monday 10th October. In 2015, over twenty breweries from across Japan came for the four days of drinking …

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 …

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Soapbox Article 7: List Those Ingredients

Soapbox Ingredients

Many of you read BeerTengoku whilst drinking a beer or few, perhaps in your local or on the train home. I know that when I’m writing a beer review, I’m often drinking the beer I’m reviewing at the time, or a second beer that is being used to keep the writing mind lubricated and flowing. But put that beer down …