Craft Beer Live 2016 in Namba Hatch, Osaka

Craft Beer Live Osaka

Craft Beer Live OsakaCraft 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 be possible at other times during the year. Craft Beer Live 2016 is a two day event, on Saturday 28th May to Sunday 29th May located at the end of Minatomachi River Place, next to Namba Hatch.

Breweries from the Kansai area that are confirmed to attend Craft Beer Live 2016 include:

  • Tango Craft Beer Kingdom (New)
  • Blumen Hugel (New)
  • Marca
  • Kyoto Brewing Company
  • Kuninocho Beer
  • Heiwa Craft
  • Soni Kogen Beer
  • Biwako Iimichi Beer
  • Nagahama Roman Beer
  • Nagisa Beer
  • Dotonbori Beer
  • Sakai Harvest Beer
  • Minoh Beer
  • Izushi Shiroyama Beer
  • Zigzag Brewery
  • Awaji Beer
  • Kinosaki Beer
  • Akashi Beer
  • KONISHI Beer
  • Rokko Beer
  • Kyoto Machiya Beer
  • Ichijyouji Beer
  • Kizakura Beer

Entrance into Craft Beer Live 2016 is free on both days, with Saturday 29th May starting at 12:00 until 20:00 then Sunday 30th May starting at 11:00 until 18:00. Beers can only be bought using the tickets with each ticket costing ¥400, or seven tickets for ¥2,800 on the day. If you buy the seven pack in advance, the price goes down to ¥2,400 instead. You also get an official Craft Beer Live cup for the festival which must be used to get drinks. No cup, no beer. Each cup costs ¥50.

There are also some special 600ml glasses called a Gokugoku Glass at ¥400 which holds a single beer of 210ml while the Gubigubi Glass at ¥600 is a Craft Beer Live special double sized glass available for a first in 2015 which can be used for a single 210ml portion or a double 420ml portion of beer that costs two beer tickets.

How to Get Tickets for Craft Beer Live 2016

Advance tickets for can be bought from the breweries above or at JTB machines using the code 0242414 at 7/11, FamilyMart, Ministop, Lawsons, Circle K and Sunkus.

Craft Beer Live 2106 Details:

Homepage (in Japanese): http://craftbeerlive.com/

SNS: Facebook / Twitter

How to Get to Craft Beer Live 2106

The closest stations to the event are JR Nanba or Nanba Station. The map below includes directions from JR Nanba station with it being a four-minute walk or so to the Craft Beer Live event.

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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