All those who missed the craft beer event at Zest last Sunday, will be pleased to know there is another such event on May 13th. This from the organizers:
2012 will be the 3rd annual Kyoto Craft Beer Festival. In 2011, an estimated 4000 people enjoyed 12000 beers on a beautiful Saturday in May.
In 2011, Kyoto welcomed its 4th brewery, making Kyoto the city with the most craft breweries in Japan! The quality of Japanese craft beers continues to rise with more and more breweries placing highly in international beer competitions. No longer just for omiyage anymore, increasing numbers of craft beer lovers are fueling a rise in the number of people enjoying the variety that craft beer provides consumers.
In addition to being a tourist destination, Kyoto is home to craftsmanship rich with enterprising spirit, a large student population, and international residents well versed in the riches of craft beer! The Kyoto Craft Beer Festival aims to spread the joy of craft beer as far and wide as possible from the Sanjo Association Shopping Arcade in the heart of Kyoto!
The event will also support the ongoing recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and flood damage in the Amami Islands.
Date & Time: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 11:00 until 18:00
Presale: 3500yen (10 ticket book) Day of: 400 yen/glass
(All beer to be served on draft in 7oz. plastic cups or original event glass)
Food, original event glass, original event T-shirt
京都三条会商店街 Sanjo Association Shopping Arcade
Follow on Twitter: @kyoto_beer
Breweries: Around 20 breweries on site!
Confirmed: Minami Shinsyu Beer, Matsue Ji-beer Beerhearun, Daisen G-Beer, Minoh Beer, Jyohana Beer, Yokohama Beer, Shonan Beer, Ichijoji Brewery, Bay Brewing Yokohama, Umenishiki Beer, Shiga Kogen Beer, Kyoto Machiya Beer, Ohya Brasserie, Baird Beer, Ise Kadoya Beer, Okura Brasserie, Fujizakura Heights Beer, Kizakura Beer, Shuzan Kaido Beer, Nagisa Beer, Helios Beer, Sankt Gallen Brewery…more to come!!!