Cancelled: Snow Monkey Beer Live 2020 in Shiga Kogen, Nagano

Snow Monkey Logo 2020

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2020 is an annual event held at Shiga Kogen ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The event takes place over two days, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March and combines Japanese craft beer, which we love, with music, which we love, with snowboarding and skiing, which we also love, so what is there not to love? If you haven’t been before, check out our report from the 2016 event.

Breweries at 2020 Snow Monkey Beer Live

Once we get the list for this event then we’ll update this list.

The music this year is split over the three days into three session which link in to the three drinking periods over the two days so pick your tickets carefully. The sessions this year are as follows:

  • Friday 20th March 17:30 ~ 22:30
  • Saturday 21st March 11:30 ~ 16: 30
  • Saturday 21st March 17:30 ~ 22:30

The tickets are come in four different versions based on how many nights you wish to attend:

  • One session ticket is priced at ¥4,500 in advance or ¥5,000 on the day which includes a special glass and five drink tickets.
  • Two session ticket is priced at ¥7,000 in advance or ¥7,500 on the day of purchase which includes a special glass and ten drink tickets.
  • All session ticket is priced at ¥9,500 in advance or ¥10,000 which includes a special glass and fifteen drink tickets.
  • Additional drinks tickets cost ¥400 per ticket.

Tickets for Snow Monkey Beer Live 2020 can be bought in advance from Eplus or at 7/11 ticket machines using the seven code after January 25th

Snow Monkey Beer Live Details:

Homepage (in Japanese): Snow Monkey Beer Live

Social Network: Facebook / Twitter

How to Get to Snow Monkey Beer Live 2020

The best way to access Snow Monkey Beer Live 2020 is by car as it is in the middle of nowhere. There is also a free shuttle bus from Yudanakaonsen if you’re staying there as well.

About the Author


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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