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belgianBrasserie Muh - Belgian: Musashi Kosugi
Run by the popular Delirium Cafe group of Belgian beer bars, Muh offers an impressive selection of well-prepared grilled meats - premium wagyu, Iberico pork, Hungarian duck, Ezo venison and lots more. There are also charcuterie platters, Belgian...
craft beerIbeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Run by the Sazaby group (Afternoon Tea, Shake Shack), Ibeer offers a line-up of ten Japanese craft beers on tap and a diverse food menu. Although it's not the most cutting-edge selection in town there are usually at least a few beers worth a try,...
craft beerFolk Burgers and Beers - Burgers: Jimbocho
Run by a veteran of the esteemed Fire House burger shop in Hongo, Folk Burgers offers one of the best selections of craft beers among Tokyo's gourmet burger shops. The burgers are solid and reliable, made with American Angus beef and assembled in...
craft beerHinomoto Beer Parlor - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Small in scale and stylishly appointed, this charming little drinking spot has a more comfortable, intimate feel than many of the larger beer bars in this part of town. Ten taps of domestic craft beers are supplemented by a decent selection of...
craft beerCraft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Shinjuku
Craft Beer Tap carries a selection of mostly German, Czech and Belgian beers on tap along with some unusual craft beers from the US and a substantial bottled selection. They're worth knowing about for their late-night hours - until 4am on Friday...
belgianOerbier Man - Belgian: Akihabara
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars imports their own beers, and this central-Akihabara branch showcases brews from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium. There are ten beers on tap as well as a huge assortment of bottled beers from all over...
Craft Beer Festival in Akita 2019
There are lots of craft beers and local foods to choose from at this lively regional beer festival. In past years more than fifty Japanese breweries have taken part.
Akita Agora Hiroba (in front of JR Akita Station)
August 23-25 (Fri 4-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm)
Nationwide Jibiru Festival in Ichinoseki 2019
Now in its twenty-second 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.
August 23 - September 1 (Fri-Sun)
Kyushu Beer Festival 2019 in Kumamoto
Launched in Fukuoka in 2009, this regional beer festival showcases local Kyushu craft breweries but also features plenty of beers from other areas of Japan. Dozens of food booths will be servinig local Kumamoto dishes.
Kumamoto Hanabata Park
Free admission. Beer tickets are Y500 per glass; pay as you go for food.