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 …

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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 …

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Great Japan Beer Festival, Yokohama 2015 Spring

Great Japan Beer Festival, Yokohama 2015 Spring 1

You wait for some beer festivals to come along in Kanto and you get two in quick succession, with the Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival over two weekends and then the Great Japan Beer Festival, Yokohama 2015 Spring, a new addition to the craft beer festival calendar. Held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May, Great Japan Beer Festival, Yokohama 2015 Spring …

Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival 2015 in Saitama Shintoshin

Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival

The annual Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival is coming up again in May though this year it has been confusingly split into two sessions to accommodate all the extra breweries and expected crowds that will swarm upon the festival. The first session is from May 14th to May 17th, and the second session follows up from May 21st to May 24th. …

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Kyoto Craft Beer Festival 2015

Kyoto Craft Beer Festival

  Kyoto’s best, well in our opinion, craft beer festival takes place on Saturday 9th May and it looks bigger than ever this year. The Kyoto Craft Beer Festival 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 …

8th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima

A late announcement here as I forget to post it earlier. Mea culpa. But the 8th Annual Microbrewery Festa in Hiroshima is going to be held from April 18th to April 19th. 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 …

BeerFes Okinawa 2015 in Naha.

BeerFes Okinawa

Great Japan Beer Festival, Okinawa, also known as BeerFes Okinawa, is in its second year after proving to be successful in 2014. Held in the Helios Pub that our own roving BeerTengoku reporter Joe visited in 2014, it is spread over two days: 4th and 5th April. The event is open on Saturday 4th April from 13:00 to 21:00 with last orders …

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2015 in Shiga Kogen

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2015

Snow Monkey Beer Live is an annual event held at Shiga Kogen ski resort in Nagano, Japan and is usually the starter for the beer festivals throughout the year. The event takes place over two days and combine Japanese craft beer, which we love, with music, which we love, with snowboarding and skiing, which we also love, so what is …