I like Kansai, I like beer = craft beer live, a festival of craft alcoholic beverages from all over Kansai.
In Japan I have already visited Yebisu, Suntory Malts and Sapporo beer factories, now the Asahi factory in Osaka.
Some of the non-snow festival related places we visited in Sapporo and some Sapporo speciality food.
We went to the Sapporo beer factory and beer hall when we visited Sapporo.
Japan often has limited edition seasonal releases for beers, snacks, drinks, and fragranced items, and every year we can enjoy sakura mochi – but it seems this season there have been many more exciting things to try!
In summer J and I visited all 4 Asahi Extra Cold bars in Japan, see here!
Before they closed we showed our 4 VIP cards and gave our names and addresses at the Osaka bar, in return a few weeks later we received beer vouchers.
We eventually filled these in and posted them off again.
Thank you Asahi!
I am definitely my fathers daughter when it comes to beer and am a bit partial to a cold glass of refreshing amber nectar.
In this heat (33 degrees!) you can’t beat it, and for the summer only Asahi have opened four extra cold bars around Japan where the beer is served around -2 degrees.
We first stumbled across one in the Ginza, Tokyo in June.
Even though we have been to all 4 bars now I am missing my members card from Tokyo as I didn’t do the master class there.
I think I will have to venture back before they close in mid September! Rumour is if you have all 4 they will deliver you beer direct from the factory within 3 days of brewing so it is fresh and delicious!
But even if not it was a lot of fun visiting them in each city and learning how to pour a Japanese beer, maybe I can get a bar job now?!