Beer festivals and other events
Beer events 2017
January 27-29 (Fri 5-10pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm)
Japan Brewers Cup Festival 2017
Try 213 different beers, mostly priced from Y300 per cup (although the average price is Y500). Thirty craft breweries, five craft beer importers and four food vendors will be taking part.
Price: Y500 admission, and pay as you go for beer
April 2017. Festival dates TBA.
BeerFes Yokohama Spring 2017
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.
May 2017. Festival dates TBA.
Keiyaki Beer Festival Spring 2017
This major beer festival generally features well over 50 breweries and attracts huge crowds. Highly recommended.
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Osaka, Sendai, Nagoya, Tokyo, other cities
Belgian Beer Weekend 2017
Over fifty Belgian breweries take part each year, and 12.7 tons of Belgian fries are consumed at this very festive multi-city event. In general the beers here are a better deal than the food.