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Japan Brewers’ Cup 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa

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The Japan Brewers Cup Festival is an annual event held at Ōsanbashi pier in Kannai, Yokohama. If that place sounds familiar, yes, Japan Brewers 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.

Japan Brewers Cup Festival is organised by Shinya Suzuki, the man behind Bay Brewing Yokohama and is a dual event – an official beer competition in the morning, and then the drinking commences. Anyone can watch the beer judges on the Saturday and Sunday mornings; however, there is no judging on the Friday.

The event is open on Friday 25th January from 16:00 to 22:00, Saturday 26th from 11:00 to 21:00, and the final day Sunday 27th January from 11:00 to 19:00. Entry to Japan Brewers Cup Festival costs ¥500 for the whole event, while beers are dependent on the breweries themselves. At last year’s event, drinks ranged from ¥300 to ¥700.

Breweries Attending Japan Brewers Cup 2019

Domestic Breweries

  • August Beer [Tokyo]
  • Outsider Brewing [Yamanashi]
  • Anglo Japanese Brewery [Nagano]
  • Isekadoya Beer [Mie]
  • Iwate Kura Beer [Iwate]
  • Oirase Beer [Aomori]
  • Okunoto Beer Nihonkai-Club [Ishikawa]
  • OH! LA! HO BEER [Nagano]
  • Kyoto Brewing [Kyoto]
  • KOBATSU Trading [Germany]
  • KOBO Brewery [Ishikawa]
  • SHONAN Beer [Kanagawa]
  • Swanlake Beer [Niigata]
  • DHC Beer [Shizuoka]
  • TDM 1874 Brewery [Kanagawa]
  • Devil Craft Brewery [Tokyo]
  • Tochigi Micro Brewery [Tochigi]
  • Nasukogen Beer [Tochigi]
  • 254 BEER [Kanagawa]
  • Numazu craft [Shizuoka]
  • Hakone Beer [Kanagawa]
  • Far Yeast Brewing [Yamanashi]
  • Fujizakurakogen Beer [Yamanashi]
  • Brimmer Brewing [Kanagawa]
  • Minami-Yokohama Beer Laboratory [Kanagawa]
  • Miyazaki-Hideji Beer [Miyazaki]
  • Myokokogen Beer [Niigata]
  • Morita-Kinshachi Beer [Aichi]
  • Yatsugatake Beer TOUCHDOWN [Yamanashi]
  • Yoho Brewing [Nagano]
  • Yokohama Beer [Kanagawa]
  • Yokohama Bay Brewing [Kanagawa]
  • Repubrew [Shizuoka]
  • Loco Beer [Chiba]

Overseas Breweries & Importers

  • AQ Bevolution [USA]
  • Ezo Beer [USA]
  • Evergreen Imports [USA]
  • TAIHU BREWING [Taiwan]
  • BRUSSELS [Belgium]
  • Pivovar Matuska [Czech Republic]

How to Get To Japan Brewers Cup 2018

The closest station is Nihonodori on the Minatomirai line, about 7 minutes from Yokohama station. If you are coming on JR, then Kannai station is the closest on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Japan Brewers Cup 2018 Details

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