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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, …

Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest 2016

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 8th October to Monday 10 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. Tickets for Kumazawa …

Oofuna Beer Festival 2016

Oofuna Beer Festival 2016 Logo

It’s time to get drunk with the monks again! This year’s Oofuna Beer Festival is being held over the course of three days at Ofuna Kanon Temple (the big white statue you can see from the JR line)- from the 19th to the 21st of August. As usual, it’s 1000yen entry with one drink ticket, and the same breweries as 2015 …

Tochigi Beer Festa 2016 in Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Tochigi Beer Festa 2016 is an annual craft beer festival held in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, now in its eighth year. It’s located at Orion square, which is about a 5-minute walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya station, and about 20 minutes from JR Utsunomiya station. In 2016, the event is held from Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July. On the Friday, the event will …

Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn 2016 in Saitama.

Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn 2016

The Keyaki Beer Festival Autumn 2016 is the sixteenth 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 six-day event, from the 15th September to the …

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 …