Friday, 13th September 2013
In Events In Japan,
Great Japan Beer Festival 2013 starts tomorrow
Beer fanatics in Tokyo are gearing up for the Great Japan Beer Festival 2013, which will kick off in the Osanbashi Hall at Yokohama port tomorrow (September 13th ).
The event visits the city on a biannual basis and is capped at 3,000 visitors at one time, so be sure to arrive early if you're planning to visit.
Tickets cost 4,600 yen in advance and 5,000 on the door. The rules are simple - attendees are given a 50ml tasting glass and the chance to drink as many microbrews as they like within the three-and-a-half hour time frame each day.
However, it's more than just an afternoon booze-up as there will be tasting seminars for those who want to learn more about the alcoholic beverage of hops and sugar.
The event will feature a huge variety of international beverages, but for those who would rather keep their alcohol strictly Japanese, the Yebisu Beer Festival will be taking place over the same weekend in Ebisu on the site of a former brewery. Drink up.
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