Craft Beer Lovers,
It’s back! The Kyoto Craft Beer Festival 2017 is this Sunday, May 14th! This is a one-day event.The festival features craft beer from craft breweries across Japan. Kyoto brewers include:
This year the festival is hosting 37 brewers and 190 different beers throughout the day! There will also be live music and tasty food.
What You Need To Know
When: Sunday, May 14th 2017, 12 pm to 6 pm. Last year most of the kegs were empty around 5 pm, so we recommend coming earlier than later. Popular beers and breweries will sell out fast!
Where: Kyoto Sanjo Association Shopping Arcade between Horikawa St. and Senbon St, almost 1 kilometer of craft beer heaven! (see map and transportation below ↓)
Price: Admission is free! Must purchase beer tickets for beer tasting. Food is cash only.
Car & Bicycle Parking: Absolutely NO parking! It’s illegal to drink and drive any type of vehicle in Japan. Please walk or take public transportation.
About Beer Tickets
Advance tickets can be purchased at a discount price before Sunday. ¥2,000 for 6 tickets. You can buy tickets at the Kyoto Sanjo Association Office (075-811-4472), open 2pm to 9pm.
Tickets will cost ¥400 each on the day. Tickets on sale from 11:30 am.
*Note: The number of tickets is limited. Tickets are non-refundable. Last year the tickets were sold out towards the end of the event.
Original Beer Glasses for Kyoto Craft Beer Festival 2017
This year’s beer tasting glass (240ml) can be purchased for 1 beer ticket at Sanjo Omiya Park (where the live music is). Glasses will be on sale from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm or until supplies last. Buy early! Create less waste and take home a nice souvenir!
Live music performances will start at 12 pm at Sanjo Omiya Park, near the east side of the arcade.
Live Music Schedule
Map and Public Transport
There are 5 options for public transportation:
Official Links for Kyoto Craft Beer Festival 2017
Kyoto Craft Beer Festival Website (English)
Kyoto Craft Beer Festival Website (日本語)
Kyoto Craft Beer Festival on Facebook
Kyoto Craft Beer Festival on Twitter
See you on Sunday,
Man in the Moon
Check out our post & pics from last year's festival! ↓
Summer is finally over and we have some new drink promotions for September 2016: Johnnie Walker Green Label and Kirin's most famous seasonal brew Aki Aji (Taste of Fall).
JW Green Label - Tasting Notes from 'Master of Malt'
The nose is quite rich and full. There are notes of mocchaccino and espresso coffee, wood smoke and a fireplace, a touch of bitter chocolate and oak. The palate is of medium-body with notes of crisp cereals, coffee beans and chocolate, a date note with a touch of walnut. The finish is quite long and spicy with honeyed sweetness and oak.
Monthly Guest Beer on Tap
Blue Moon Belgian White from the USA
See you soon,
Man in the Moon
Try Kirin's New Local Beer 'Kyoto Zukuri' (京都づくり) - Only Sold in Kyoto - at Man in the Moon Pubs and Pig & Whistle Pub!
Attention Beer Lovers,
Kirin has just released a new local beer available only in Kyoto: Kyoto Zukuri (京都づくり). This special version of their famous premium Ichiban Shibori Lager is made using hops grown in Kyoto. The flavor was designed to be sophisticated like the city it represents. From our tasting we can say that it's a delicious Japanese lager which definitely stands out from Kirin's standard brew.
We're offering this new local Kyoto beer at a special promotion price: 700円 per bottle! Come try it today to experience the freshest possible flavor.
Man in the Moon
Hello Beer Lovers,
The 2016 Kyoto Craft Beer Festival was an event to remember! Local breweries poured glass after glass of their precious brew for a thirsty crowd of craft beer lovers in Kyoto. The festival was packed to capacity right from the start and didn't slow down until the kegs were empty and the music was over. Even Mother Nature cooperated by bringing sunny blue skies. What a day!
The staff of Kyoto's own Man in the Moon Irish Pub and Pig & Whistle British Pub spent the day searching for the best beers in show. It was no easy task but we endured. We take our jobs very seriously -- total professionals. ;) We definitely want more Japanese craft beer behind the bar counters in Kyoto and beyond.
The festival featured beers from over 35 breweries in Kyoto, Kansai, and all over Japan. The Kyoto breweries included Kyoto Brewing, Kizakura Brewery, Kyoto Machiya Beer, and Kyoto Ichijoji Brewery. There was over 100 different beers on tap to try. Despite our best efforts we failed to taste test everything. It was a delicious and intoxicating defeat.
We're already looking forward to next year's festival. This event keeps getting better and better. A big thank you to all of the people who worked so hard to make Saturday such a huge success!
NO BEER, NO LIFE.
Man in the Moon
Beer festival homepage: http://www.kyoto-beer.com/
2016 Kyoto Craft Beer Festival Pics!
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