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Craft Beer Live 2015 in Osaka

Craft Beer Live
Craft Beer Live

Photo courtesy of 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 possible at other times during the year. Craft Beer Live is a two day event, on Saturday 30th May to Sunday 31st 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 include:

  • Marca
  • Kyoto Brewing Company
  • Kuninocho Beer
  • Heiwa Craft
  • Soni Kogen Beer
  • Biwako Iimichi Beer
  • Nagahama Roman Beer
  • Nagisa Beer
  • Dotonbori Beer
  • Harvest Hill
  • Minoh Beer
  • Izushi Shiroyama Beer
  • Zigzag Brewery
  • Awaji Beer
  • Kinosaki Beer
  • Akashi Beer
  • KONISHI Beer
  • Rokko Beer
  • Kyoto Machiya Beer
  • Ichijyouji Beer
  • Kizakura Beer
  • Shuzan Kaido Beer

Entrance into Craft Beer Live is free on both days, with Saturday 30th May starting at 12:00 until 20:00 then Sunday 31st 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

Advance tickets for Craft Beer Live can be bought from the breweries above or at JTB machines using the code 0239563 at 7/11, FamilyMart, Ministop, Lawsons, Circle K and Sunkus. They can also be bought from the official site here.

How to Get to Craft Beer Live

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.

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