BeerFes Okinawa 2018!
Okinawa is a beautiful subtropical island and come summertime, it can get pretty hot. And what’s great on a hot summer day on a beautiful island? You guessed it! Cold beer!
Many foreigners are familiar with Okinawa’s legendary Orion Beer. It is Okinawa’s most popular beer label on the island and known for its smooth, soothing icy taste. But if you are one of those who are into craft beers, BeerFes Okinawa is an event you don’t want to miss.
On the weekend of July 27 through the 29th, on the ground floor at the Okinawa Times Building in Kumoji, Naha City, event organizers will be hosting BeerFes Okinawa 2018. This event, also known as “Japan Beer Festival Okinawa 2018”, will run from Friday 18:00-21:00 (last order 20:45), Saturday 13:00-21:00 (last order 20:45), and Sunday 12:00-17:00 (last order 16:45).
The Japan Beer Festival, the largest beer festival in Japan, began in 1998 and has been held and sponsored in various locations throughout Japan ever since. The first time the event came to Okinawa was in 2014. There will be over 13 different craft beer brands at the event, including brands from Helios Brewery, one of the oldest craft beer makers in Okinawa. The most famous their product is Goya Beer (beer made from bitter melon) but they will have their Mango Ale at the BeerFes 2018.
Advance tickets are now on sale at Lawson and Family Mart convenience stores. There’s a limit of 500 participants each day. If sales for advance ticket reach their 500 limit, door tickets will not be available on that particular day. Advance tickets are ¥2,700 and will be on sale until July 27th. They will be ¥3,000 if purchased at the door. Please ensure you purchase the tickets for the day you wish to attend. Purchasing a ticket does not mean entry to any one of the three days. You have to specifically purchase the tickets for the actual day you wish to attend.
A ticket includes entrance fee for 1 person, 10 beer tickets, and a complimentary limited-edition Best Aroma beer glass for tasting. You can get 85ml beer with 1 beer ticket or 170ml beer with 2 beer tickets. You can purchase extra tickets, two for ¥400. * First 250 customers each day, will get the limited edition Best Aroma Beer Glass with BeerFes Okinawa 2018 etched on it.
For more information in English, please check out their website at http://www.beerfes.jp/index_beerfes_oka_e.html