The popularity of craft beer has been on the rise in recent years, and the annual Beers of Japan event serves as a celebration of this. Taking place at Maizuru Park's Sannomaru Square, the event will showcase products from a wide range of breweries, including the likes of Izushi Shiroyama Beer, Iwate Kura Beer, and Shimane Breweries Limited to name just a few.
Of course, if you're having a drink it's always wise to fill your stomach, too - and there will be a variety of food offerings for visitors to choose from. Saga beef, kebabs, spare ribs, and even Cubano sandwiches are just some of the choices that are available.
Admission to the event itself is free, but beer tickets are priced at 600 yen per ticket or 5,500 yen for 10 tickets. Drink responsibly!
Fukuoka Castle/Maizuru Park can be accessed in under 10 minutes on foot from the Ohori Park Station (Ōhorikōen), served by the Fukuoka City Subway's Kuko LIne.
For those who opt to drive, the venue is around 5 minutes from the Nishi-Koen IC on the Fukuoka Urban Expressway. On-site paid parking is available.
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