Event Report: 2017 Oedo Beer Festival (Autumn) Name 2017 Oedo Beer Festival (Autumn) Japanese 大江戸ビール祭り2017秋 Location Shinagawa Station Address 品川インターシティ S&R棟前広場 Website http://oedo-beer-festival.jp/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oedo.beer.festival Instagram http://www.instagram.com/oedobeerfestival Breweries Present 29 System The 2017 Oedo Beer Festival Autumn had a ticket machine system. Beers ranged from 500 yen to 1,500 yen. The majority was 500 yen with sample flights starting at 1,000 yen to 1,500 yen. Only tickets could be used at the booths. Seating There were no seats during our visit but seats may have been made available on other days of the festival. Previous editions of the Oedo Beer Festival did have seating. We visited on Thursday and there were no seats. There were tables throughout the event space as well as inside the main building. The main square next to the event area was off limits for drinking, although there were areas on the boundary with seating. Merchandise Most breweries didn’t bring any merchandise for sale. Some breweries did have stickers and coasters. The Oedo Beer Festival had T-shirts for sale for 2,500 yen each in either white or black. Interviews breweries Visited・REcommended Brews Kokake Beer IPA & Session IPA Nasu Kogen Beer Ai & Scottish Ale Yokohama Bay Brewing Bay Pilsner; Imperial Bay Pilsner; Black Mild; & Z-Z-IPA In this first group video, we visited Kokake Beer, Nasu Kogen Beer, Yokohama Bay Brewing. We talked about the different beers they all brought. Kokake recommended their IPAs while Nasu Kogen explained their Ai Beer as well as the origin of their Scottish Ale. Yokohama Bay Brewing was generous enough to let us try their Black Mild on Nitro. We also tried their Z-Z-Ale. breweries Visited・REcommended Brews Outsider Brewing Asashu Fresh Hop Ale; Sorachi Legend IPA; The Darkside Imperial Stout Helios Craft Beer Goya Dry; Sheequarsar Ale; & Pale Ale Swan Lake Beer Crystal Weizen; Gray Stout; & Koshihikari Beer 10ants Brewing Hoppy Family; Let’s Play Baseball; The Fourth Dimension; & Castle in the Sky For the second group, we visited Outsider Brewing, Helios, Swan Lake Beer, 10ants Brewing. We talked with Mark of Outsider Brewing about what new beers were on hand as well as how he usually creates the names for the beers. Helios Craft Beer recommended their Pale Ale as it goes well with meat in a Mega Beer size (1.2 L). Swan Lake was on hand with managers from their new Shinjuku location as well as their Yoyogi Uehara location being kind enough to introduce their locations in Tokyo. 10ants talked about how they only make IPAs and they were kind enough to introduce all of their beers to us. breweries Visited・REcommended Brews Tokorozawa Beer Bitches Brew & Cannonball IPA Rokko Beer Yuzu Gose; Oedo Beer Inawashiro Beer Golden Angel Fujizakura Beer Weizen Kirishima Beer Hyuganatsu; Pale Ale; & Weizen Yakurai Beer The third video saw us visiting Tokorozawa Beer, Rokko Beer, Inawashiro Beer, Fujizakura Beer, Kirishima Beer, and Yakurai Beer. Tokorozawa talked a lot about their Bitches Brew, available online from November 2017, as well as letting us try it. We looked at Rokko Beer, who was taking a short break during our filming, as well as talking to Inawashiro about popular Golden Angel. Fujizakura was kind enough to let us sample their Weizen which was spot on and Kirishima Beer talked at length about their beers and let us try their Pale Ale as well as their American Wheat. We also had time to check out Yakurai Beer who was also MIA when we visited. breweries Visited・REcommended Brews Iwate Kura Beer (Japanese Herb) Sansho Ale; Oyster Stout; & IPA Virgo Beer Lychee Beer & Mocha Brown Ale Doppo Beer Pilsner; Muscat Pils; & Weizen Taiwan Head Brewers Taiwan Tea Ale 3; & Weizenbock Ushitora Brewery Our last video, split into 2 parts due to someone’s fat fingers, had us say hello to Iwatekura, Virgo Beer, Doppo Beer, Taiwan Head Brewers, and Ushitora Brewery. We talked to Iwate Kura about their IPA, Golden Ale, and Sansho Beer. Virgo Beer recommended their Lychee Beer and their Yokozuna sized (1 liter) beer before we stopped by Doppo to steal a keg of beer. Taiwan Head Brewers introduced us to their tea beers before we bumped into a local craft beer lover who talked at length about his love of craft beer in Japan. The video then cuts out by accident but it is followed by a short 1 minute video at Ushitora Brewery.