Beer festivals and events
Beer festivals and events
Beer festivals and other events
Beer events 2018
March
Nagano Prefecture
March 16-17 (Friday-Saturday)
Snow Monkey Beer Live 2018
This annual event held at a ski resort in Nagano is a weekend of Japanese pop music (live and from DJs), and craft beer, along with optional skiing and snowboarding. This year eighteen Japanese breweries will be taking part, plus at least one US brewer (Pipeworks from Chicago).
Shiga Kogen Sogo Kaigan 98 Hall
Prices vary by event.
May
Oita
May 2-6 (11am-9pm; first day from noon)
Kyushu Beer Festival 2018 in Oita
This is the fourth annual appearance of this regional beer event in Oita. The festival showcases local Kyushu craft breweries but also features plenty of beers from other areas of Japan as well as local food specialties.
Oita Station North Exit Plaza (Kanamemachi 1-1)
Free admission. Beer tickets are Y500 per glass; pay as you go for food.
Saitama Shintoshin
May 23-27 (Wed 4-9pm; Thu-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm)
Keiyaki Beer Festival Spring 2017
This major beer festival generally features well over fifty breweries and plenty of food stalls, and attracts huge crowds. It's one of the best festivals in the Tokyo area, and is highly recommended.
Keyaki Hiroba
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
June
Tokyo Ebisu
June 2-3
BeerFes Tokyo 2018
One of Japan's longest-running craft-beer festivals, BeerFes gives you the chance to try over 100 kinds of beer for a single admission price.
Yebisu Garden Place - The Garden Hall
Ticket price TBA
July
Osaka
July 13-15
BeerFes Osaka 2018
One of Japan's longest-running craft-beer festivals, BeerFes gives you the chance to try over 100 kinds of beer for a single admission price. Cheaper admission on Friday night; check the website for details.
My Dome Osaka
Ticket price TBA
August
Nagoya
August 4-5
BeerFes Nagoya 2018
One of Japan's longest-running craft-beer festivals, BeerFes gives you the chance to try over 100 kinds of beer for a single admission price.
Nagoya Congress Center
Ticket price TBA
Ichinoseki, Iwate
August 24-26 (Fri 4-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm)
Nationwide Jibiru Festival in Ichinoseki 2018
Now in its twenty-first year, this indoor-outdoor festival features local foods as well as craft beers from around Japan. Last year they offered more than 300 different beers from 84 breweries.
Ichinoseki Cultural Center
Price: Y2000 for a ticket book.
September
Yokohama
September 15-17
BeerFes Yokohama 2018
One of Japan's longest-running craft-beer festivals, BeerFes gives you the chance to try over 100 kinds of beer for a single admission price.
Osanbashi Hall
Ticket price TBA
 

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