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/