Kansai-Nagoya-Sendai Craft Beer Bars
Kansai-Nagoya Craft Beer Bars
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Aozora Ale - Brewpub: Miyazaki-ken
This cozy taproom serves a full line-up of beers from Aozora Ale, Miyazaki City's first microbrewery, along with a fairly big food menu. The drinks list includes brown, red and pale ales, IPAs, stouts, weitzens and cider. Small (260ml) and regular...
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Fukuoka Craft - Mexican: Fukuoka-ken
By far the hippest and most fun craft-beer bar we've found in town, Fukuoka Craft offers an excellent menu of casual Mexican cuisine along with a decent selection of Japanese and imported craft beers on tap. If you enjoy the variety and excitement...
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Craftsman - Italian: Sendai
A combination beer bar and restaurant, Craftsman offers 31 craft beers on tap as well as a big Italian-Mediterranean food menu. The bar area is a reasonable place to grab a quick drink on your own, or if you want a full meal. there's ample table...
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Brick Lane - Beer bar: Nagoya
Four-part tasting flights are one of the attractions at this friendly, late-night beer bar; they're priced at Y1200 for four 100ml pours. The 6-8 taps dispense mostly Japanese craft beers, with additional US imports and ciders depending on the day....
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Molto!! - Italian: Osaka Fukushima
Molto's Fukushima branch stands out among Osaka's many craft-beer bars for its excellent food - a selection of a dozen or so home-made artisanal sausages alongside a full menu of casual Italian cuisine. If you're just popping in for a drink the sauteed foie gras and sausage platter (Y800) is highly recommended. Some of the tempting sausage variations here include apple-ginger, yuzu-kosho...[Continue reading]
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Ichi-ya - Beer bar: Kyoto
Ichiya's spacious dining room is definitely a cut above your average beer bar, with stylish modern decor, comfortable seating and an invigorating musical soundtrack. Launched in August 2016 by Kyoto's Ichijoji Brewery, the bar serves excellent food and very reasonably priced craft beers in the heart of downtown Kyoto....[Continue reading]
Ichinoseki, Iwate
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.
September 18-23
Kyushu Beer Festival 2019 in Fukuoka
It's Kyushu's largest craft-beer festival, featuring beers from small breweries all over Japan. There will also be plenty of food, including local Kyushu dishes.
Tenjin Central Park
Free admission. Beer tickets are Y500 per glass; pay as you go for food.
September 28-29
Craft Beer Kanazawa 2019
Around 90 different beers from more than a dozen breweries are available for tasting, including a few local brews from Toyama and Ishikawa. Some past participants include Shiga Kogen, North Island, Minami Shinshu, Isekado and Minoh. More than a dozen food stalls serve everything from tandoori chicken, Czech-style garlic soup and Chinese dumplings to local Kanazawa dishes.
Shiinoki Geihinkan Ishi no Hiroba
Free admission, pay as you go.
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