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craft beerTrunk Coffee and Craft Beer - Cafe: Nagoya
A gourmet coffee shop by day, Trunk turns into a craft-beer destination at night, with eight taps dispensing domestic craft beers until 11pm. The taplist includes well-regarded brewers like Isekadoya, Swan Lake and Shiga Kogen, with occasional tap...
craft beerHowzit Beer - Beer bar: Kobe
Run by the Zot beer importing company, Howzit offers several of their most popular beers on tap, along with a hearty bar-food menu. Beers on draft include Franziskanner Weissbier and Hofbrau lager (Germany); Brugse Zot Blonde and St. Louis Lambic (Belgium); Pike IPA (Seattle); and a couple of original beers. The large food menu....[Continue reading]
craft beerDig The Line - Beer bar: Kyoto
By far the hippest beer bar in Kyoto, Dig The Line offers a good selection of imported craft beers and ciders, excellent music (with regular DJ events), and comfortable seating both indoors and out. Ten taps are devoted to beer and cider, while the fridge is filled with dozens of cans and bottles from Sweden's Brewski label....[Continue reading]
October 7-9 (Sat, Sun 11am-8pm, Mon 11am-7pm)
Craft Beer Holiday
One of Kansai's best beer festivals, Craft Beer Holiday is hosting 21 breweries this year, including West Coast Brewing, Isekado, Outsider and Ushitora. Various food vendors will be on hand, and half-size glasses are available, so you can try out more beers. The location has moved from Osaka Castle to Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park this year.
Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park
Y3,900 for 6 food and drink tickets plus original glass (Y3,600 in advance); Y1,300 for 3 tickets