The Keyaki Beer Festival is a large beer festival held at Saitama Super Arena.
Around 90 different brewers from throughout Japan and a few from overseas will be in attendance serving over 400 different beers. Breweries in attendance include Coedo, Devilcraft, Y.Market Brewing, and Kyoto Brewing Company. Notable absentees are Baird Beer and Minoh Beer.
How much is the beer?
Most beers are around ¥600 each but you can also get “tasting comparison” sets of four or five smaller-sized beers for around ¥1,000 to ¥2,000 at most of the breweries in attendance, although a few may charge more for these.
A few brewers will be serving up their product for as little as ¥400.
Entry and paid areas
Entry to the venue is free and the standing table and picnic area will cost nothing to use. However, if you want to use table seats or the camping table area, you’ll need to get a ticket. Most of these tickets are sold in advance — starting at ¥1,000 (depending on day, time, and how many people) — but some may also be sold on the day.