Japan Brewers Cup 2019

Japan Brewers Cup Logo

Name Japan Brewers Cup 2019
Japanese ジャパンブルワーズカップ2019
Location Nihon-odori Station
Address Osanbashi Hall
Time 01/25 (Fr) 16:00~22:00
01/26 (Sa) 11:00~21:00
01/27 (Su) 11:00~19:00
Entrance Fee 500 yen
Website http://japanbrewerscup.jp/index.html
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JapanBrewersCup/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/japan_brewers_cup/
Breweries Present 42

System

The Japan Brewers Cup is the best craft beer festival in Yokohama.  Located next to the Yokohama’s red brick warehouse, it is a short walk to get to the Osanbashi Hall.  The entrance fee is 500 yen and beers and food start at 300 yen.  Most companies also have beer flights for around 1,000 yen.  There are many tables in the main hall and entertainment on the main stage throughout each day.

Seating

Traditionally there are no seats at the Japan Brewers Cup however there are lots of tables inside the hall and a small area to sit outside the entrance.  The open plaza outside the main entrance has ample seating on the floor but due to the winter temperatures you should dress warm.

Merchandise

Last year there were official pens available as souvenirs for 2018, but we are not sure about this year.  Brian from The Japan Beer Times will be there for the whole event to sell shirts.

What beers are coming?

Now, the good stuff on why you are reading this article and a reason to stop your Dry-January (is this really a thing?).  As always, Taihei reaches out to everyone, from the breweries to the importers.  The following is ordered by when each brewery responded to our e-mails.  Note that all beers are subject to change and will be updated until the start of the Brewers Cup.

Tochigi MicrobreweryTochigi Microbrewery

A brewery that is known for brewing something different and unique that stands out during an event.  Below is what Yokosuka-san was willing to share, but there is one beer he is keeping to himself.

  1. Yokosuka Curry IPA
  2. Passion Wheat Ale
  3. Rosemary Brown Ale
  4. Tochigi Special Ale

Kobo Brewery

Kochas, the brewer of Kobo Brewery has been brewing in Japan for a long time and has helped Taihei last year with our one year beach clean-up.  Please drop by this booth and say thank you for helping to make Kamakura’s beaches a little bit cleaner.

  1. Premiant Pilsner
  2. Yuzu Premiant Pilsner
  3. Pale Ale
  4. 3A Lager

Ezo Beer

Phred aka the godfather of craft beer will be making his fourth appearance at this event.

  1. Rouge Outta line IPA
  2. Rouge Counter Current
  3. Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous
  4. Rogue Shakespeare Stout
  5. Rogue Straight Outta Newport IPA
  6. Rogue Yellow Snow Pilsner
  7. Ex Novo Cult Calssic
  8. Ex Novo Cactus Wins The Lottery

TDM 1874 BreweryTDM 1874 Logo

The legendary brewer, George, who is known for being humble and the man of style, beer styles that is, will be attending this event for the first time.

  1. Stardust
  2. Old Ale (2018) (Note: Expect this one to sell out quickly)
  3. One Hop Pale
  4. Azacca
  5. Brown Porter
  6. Pale Ale

OIRASE BreweryOirase Brewery

Oirase Brewery is based in Aomori and focuses on bringing beers that are true to style.  Their mainstays are European style beers with a seasonals to keep you guessing what will be next.

  1. Pilsner
  2. Dark Lager
  3. Amber Lager
  4. Weizen
  5. Fresh Hop Ale
  6. Summer Ale
  7. IPA
  8. Blueberry Ale

Fujizakura Kougen BeerFujizakura Wordmark Logo

This will be their first year displaying their beer at the Japan Brewers Cup, but if you can’t wait, you can always drop by their other locations in the Tokyo Area.

Hakone BeerHakone Beer Logo

Who doesn’t mind a cold one after a dip in the hot spring?

  1. Hakone Pilsner

Nagano TradingBelching Beaver Logo

This will be Nagano Trading’s 7th appearance and they will be bringing one of their newest breweries in their collection to the Japan Brewers Cup, Belching Beaver.

  1. Deftones Phantom Bride
  2. Me So Honey Blonde
  3. Hop Highway
  4. Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Shonan Kuramoto BeerShonan Beer

Any newbie craft beer head should tried a Shonan beer or been to their establishment in Kanagawa prefecture.  They are a stalwart of the craft beer scene in Kanto.

  1. Pilsner
  2. Golden Ale
  3. Yuzu Ale
  4. American IPA
  5. New English IPA
  6. Other Specialty Beers

Yoho-Brewing

Everyone under the rising sun knows this brewery and the core beers in their lineup, however they have something new for this event.

  1. Brut IPA
  2. Pale Ale

Devil Craft BrewingDevil Craft

The Devils were originally known for their pizzas, but since they opened their brewery, they have been becoming more famous for their beers.

  1. Devillation
  2. Coffee Milk Stout
  3. Devil Juice
  4. Juicy IPA
  5. Cream Lager
  6. FestEvil
  7. Imp. Stout/Barley Wine
  8. Angel Crush

Iwate Kura BeerIwate Kura Logo

Iwate Kura Beer is well known in the craft beer community for their Oyster Stout and Sansho Ale.  They will be returning to the Japan Brewer’s Cup in 2019.

Yatsugatake Beer TOUCHDOWNYatsugatake Logo

This brewery is bringing their classical European styles for this event, so if you are tired of trying IPAs, this is the booth to visit.

  1. Pilsner
  2. Dunkel
  3. Kiyosato Lager
  4. Premium Rock Bock
  5. Weiss

Taihu BreweryTaihu Brewing

This brewery from Taiwan produces an array of ales while using local ingredients to introduce Taiwan to the world beer stage.  They are known for their high quality and have numerous awards throughout the world.

  1. Passion Fruit Saison (ABV 4.5%)
  2. Barrel-aged Coffee Stout (ABV 10%)
  3. Grapefruit IPA (ABV 6.0%)
  4. Tea Lager (ABV 4.5%)
  5. Apple Pie (ABV 4.5%)
  6. Kumquat Kolsch (ABV 4.5%)
  7. Taihu 925 – Pilsner (ABV 5.0%)

AQ BEVOLUTIONAQ Bevolution Logo

AQ Bevolution is a major importer of American and European craft beers.  Madoka of AQ Bevolution will be updating us on the list of their beers.

  1. Heretic Lager
  2. Heretic Make America Juicy Again NE Style IPA  (Recommended by AQ)
  3. Heretic Juicier Than Thou NE Style IPA with Mango (Recommended by AQ)
  4. Revolution Fist City
  5. Revolution Citra Hero IPA
  6. Kneep Deep Lupulin River
  7. Knee Deep Mandarin Juice IPA
  8. Knee Deep Hoptologist
  9. Fifty Fifty Landslide IPA
  10. Revolution Freedom of Speach
  11. Revolution Sun Crusher
  12. To Øl Gose to Hollywood
  13. Stillwater Gose Gone Hopped

Y.Market BrewingY Market Logo

Y. Market Brewing from Nagoya is well known for the hoppy beers.  They have a flair for creativity while sticking to their roots with IPAs.

  1. KANESHIGE Apple Field
    • Style: Fruit Ale
    • Hops: US Simcoe, NZ Nelson Sauvin, US Mosaic
    • IBU: 19.1/ABU: 4.7%
  2. The Sun which Rose from the West (Triple collaboration between Heretic Brewing and FIFTY FIFTY Brewing)
    • Style: American Red IPA
    • Hops: US Cascade, US Horizon, US Mosaic, US Citra, US Simcoe
    • IBU: 22.1/ABU: 5.5%
  3. Hysteric IPA
    • Style: Indian Pale Ale
    • Hops: US Simcoe, US Citra, US Chinook, NZ Motueka, US Mosaic
    • IBU: 65.39/ABU: 7.1%
  4. Yellow Sky Pale Ale
    1. Style: Fruit Pale Ale
    2. Hops: US Citra
    3. IBU: 19/ABU: 6%
  5. Lupulin Nectar
    1. Style: New England Double IPA
    2. Hops: US Horizon, US Mosaic, US Citra, US Simcoe, AU Galaxy
    3. IBU: 19.81/ABU: 7.8%
  6. Craft Heart Red
    1. Style: American Red Ale
    2. Hops: US Simcoe, US Citra
    3. IBU: 32.48/ABU: 5.5%

Far Yeast BrewingFar Yeast Brewing

Based in Yamanashi, Far Yeast Brewing Company has been around for years.  You can find their beers all over Kanto.  They focus on Belgian style beers but have branched out to American styles in recent years.

  1. Tokyo White (ABV 5.0% IBU 20)
    • Features dryness and a sharp feeling with fruity flavors and a refreshing hop fragrance.
  2. Tokyo Blonde (ABV 5.0% IBU 35)
    • A light drinkable Golden Ale using an abundance of aroma hops.
  3. Tokyo IPA (ABV 6.0% IBU 50)
    • Uses Belgian yeast and American hops.
  4. NE Resolution IPA (ABV 6.7% IBU 38)
    • Released in January, as a “New Year’s Resolution” multiplied by “NE”. Hoppy and juicy, with a large amount of American hops that add a flavor of peach and pineapple.
  5. Extra Brut IPA (ABV 7.0% IBU 15)
    • This beer is a collaboration between Far Yeast Brewing and Hong Kong’s up-and-coming brewery Gweilo Beer. It features the hop fragrance of white grapes and tropical esters.

254 Beer254 Beer Logo254 Beer is the new kid on the block of Yokohama.  Their brewpub (29BY) opened last year and they are already at the Japan Brewers Cup!

  1. 254IPA
  2. 254White
  3. 254DARK
  4. 79Saison
  5. Cotswolds
  6. Peated Black

AJB CoAJB Co Logo

AJB Co. is coming off of another strong year and participating at the Brewers Cup by bringing 10 great beers.  They are bringing some staples and some new brews to keep you happy.

  1. Session IPA
  2. Hoppy Pils
  3. Foeder Pils
  4. Nozawa IPA
  5. King Kong Knee Drop
  6. JJ2
  7. Respite
  8. Nozawa Stout
  9. Hyakkendana
  10. Barrel #23

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