Monday, October 13, 2014

craft beer picnic

Saturday after Satoshi's German class, we grabbed something light for lunch, then headed to Nakanoshima Park to check out the Craft Beer Picnic.

There were about 13 booths and about 50 different beers from around Japan.

Even though there was a typhoon approaching, it was good to see everyone out and about.

For 1000 yen, you can buy "Drink & Food". You receive 10 tickets valued at 100 yen a piece. If you want to buy a 270 mililiter cup of beer you can use 4 tickets, or you can just use the tickets for foods.

For another 1000 yen, you can buy "Picnic Beer" tickets. You receive 4 tickets for 4-150 mililiter cups of beer, a paper tray, and a ticket to borrow a mat.

We bought one of each ticket.

I started off with Ise Kadoya's Stout (Mie prefecture) while Satoshi tried Shiga Kogen's African IPA.

Both were delicious!

For something to snack on, we bought this currywurst...600 yen.

Even though I like the snap of sausages in Japan, I like that the guy cut these up for us, it was easier to eat! That bread that came with it was good for mopping up that homemade sauce.

We also bought a large cup of chips...200 yen.

And a small bag of popcorn...200 yen.

Next I tried Dotombori's Osaka Dark Ale and Satoshi tried Tazawako's Pilsner (Akita prefecture)

Both of Satoshi's beers were really fruity!

A little bigger than the World Craft Beer Tasting event, we thought this event was nice too.

I hope we can check out more of these types of events in the future.


Kozue said...

Beer events are getting popular and popular in Tokyo as well. I visited Oktober Fest. Picnic style sounds so good!

Rowena said...

[Even though there was a typhoon approaching, it was good to see everyone out and about.]

Now that's the spirit! What fun!

Marie said...

Sounds like a great event! Craft beers are really having their moment all over the world. :)

K and S said...

It was fun Kozue :) enjoy the beer events in your area!

indeed Rowena!

so true Marie :)

Take care everyone!

jalna said...


K and S said...

it was Jalna :)

Take care!

K said...

Looks like a fun event!

K and S said...

it really was K!

Take care!