UMAMI MART MATSURI FESTIVAL

As Yoko and I are putting together our events calendar for the year, we are so excited to include our 2nd annual JAPAN BEER FEST during SF Beer Week. Once again, we'll be collaborating with our awesome neighbors The Trappist, who will be providing over 15 beers on tap and bottled. If you remember the insane madness from last year (hint, Pastramen), you'll know to expect some hard-to-find beers from Japan, and good times all around.

For this edition, we've invited Abura-ya to come help celebrate, who will be serving up some of the best Japanese-style fried chicken on the west coast. For real! Adachi started his pop-up in downtown Oakland six months ago and continues to bring incredible pub food to the masses. His menu for this event will include four variations of his fried chicken -- two of which use Umami Mart spices: the famed Umami Salt, and the Japanese Curry. Don't worry, there will be sides of Wasabi Slaw to soothe your veg cravings.

The Trappist is still trying to round-up as many Japanese beers as possible, but here's a snapshot of what to expect:

On Tap
Minoh Pale
Harvest Moon Belgian Wheat
Harvest Moon Japanese Pumpkin
Shiga Kogen House IPA
Shiga Kogen Summer Saison
Baird Kurofone
Baird Red Rose
Baird Rising Sun
Hitachino Nest Dai Dai
Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew
Hitachino Nest Classic Ale
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Hitachino Nest Anbai Plum Weizen Gose

Bottles
Echigo Beer
Echigo Premium Red
Kujukuri Ocean Stout
Oze No Yukidoki
Iwate Oyster Stout
Sansho Ale
Kinshachi IPA
Kujikuri Ocean Weisen
Yokohama Pilsner

Cans
Yoho Sorry Kurugo Imperial Porter
Yoho Yona Yona Pale Ale
Yoho Aooni IPA

AND it'll be Valentine's Day so bring your honey and/or come meet some honies. Ohhh yahhh. DJ All Day will be here playing all the romantic jams on his TAPE DECK. Now that's love.

WHAT: 2nd Annual JAPAN BEER FEST
Featuring 15+ microbrews from Japan
Fried chicken by Aburaya
Smooth beats by DJ All Day

WHEN: Saturday 2/14, 12-6pm

WHERE: The Trappist
460 8th Street
Old Oakland, CA
BART: 12th Street/ Oakland City Center
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February 14, pencil us in! Looking forward to partying together!