Along with reduced weigh and overall good health, my tolerance for alcohol has plummeted. I don’t drink much more which has contributed to lower weigh and so forth. Yet here I am. I still love craft beer and home brewing. I indulge in each when I can though not as much as I once did.
Finally after a long dry spell I was able to enjoy one of the big craft beer festivals in Kansai. Craft Beer Live in なんば is usually a great place to taste the variety of craft beer in the Kansai region of Japan.
This year was one of the best since I’ve been attending with one of the newest breweries, a soon-to-be rising star in the Japanese craft beer realm, Kyoto Brewing Company participating for the first time.
KBC just started brewing this year and is already producing stellar potables. Though not 100% into the Himitsu beer, I loved the Snow Monkey and could have drunk it all day were it not for Minoh and Marca.
After all the craft beer up under the tents of the plaza below Namba Hatch it would be hard to say the day could be better, but down below the foot bridge spanning the Dontonbori River (sort of creek/moat) I set up with good friends and family, both home brewers and not, our own spot of shade and relaxed with each other’s company, beer, and food. The combination of these events made for a great day, professional brews and many hobby beers as well. I may never go professional in brewing beer but I hope some of my friends do. They have so much to contribute to the world of craft beer.