Join us at The Trappist for the Fourth Annual Japan Beer Fest on Sunday, February 12, from noon–4 p.m. This day-long drinking festival dedicated to the wonderful world of Japanese craft beers is the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day event to take your current honey – or perhaps, meet your new honey.

This year, we will have more than 25 Japanese craft beers to quench your thirst, including Baird Brewing, Coedo Brewery, and Shiga Kogen Beer on tap! Plus, we’ll have Beer Slushies! What is a Beer Slushie, you ask? Essentially, it’s a frozen “head” of foam that floats atop the beer, like a soft serve topper.

Oakland’s favorite punk rock pop-up restaurant, Aburaya will serve their famous Japanese fried chicken. Team Print Shop will be live-screen printing Japan Beer Fest t-shirts (limited quantities; first come, first served). And, since a party’s not a party without music, DJ Black Tunic will be spinning J-pop tunes.

Although the festivities will take place at the Trappist, Umami Mart will be open during Japan Beer Fest, so you can shop during the event.

Here are the beers that The Trappist will have on tap and in bottles for Japan Beer Fest. Please note, there may be additions closer to the date of the event.

On Tap:

Hitachino Nest White Ale, Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale, Hitachino Ginger Brew, Hitachino Commemorative Ale, Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA, Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale, Baird Wabi-Sabi JPA, Baird Kurofune Porter, Baird Jubilation Ale, Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale, Shiga Kogen Harvest Saison, Shiga Kogen House IPA, Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde, Shiga Kogen Pale Ale, Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout, Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA, Shiga Kogen Drunk Coffee, Shiga Kogen Snow Monkey IPA, Coedo Ruri Pilsner, Coedo Kyara, Coedo Shikkoku Black Lager, Coedo/Stone Brewing/Garage Project Tsuyu Saison


Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout, Hitachino Nest XH Shochu Aged, Yoho Tokyo Black, Yoho Yona Yona Pale Ale, Yoho Aooni IPA, Yoho Wednesday Cat, Koshihikari, Ozeno Yukidoke IPA, Sansho Ale, Golden Kolsch, Baird Wabi Sabi



Featuring 25+ craft brews from Japan, Beer Slushies, Japanese fried chicken by Aburaya, and live t-shirt screen printing with Team Print Shop. Part of San Francisco Beer Week.

WHEN: Sunday, February 12, noon–4 p.m.

WHERE: The Trappist

460 8th Street

Old Oakland, CA

BART: 12th Street/ Oakland City Center