We're super excited to announce our Fifth Annual Japan Beer Fest with The Trappist! It's hard to believe that we have been presenting this event since 2014, always with The Trappist, in conjunction with SF Beer Week. Thanks to all of our guests throughout the years to keep Japan Beer Fest going strong!

As always, we will serve over 25 Japanese craft beers including Hitachino, Baird Brewing, and Coedo Brewery on tap! In conjunction with our Love Yuzu festival, we'll be featuring many beers containing yuzu – so all you yuzu lovers be sure to come out!

Plus, we’ll have a Yuzu Beer Slushie! 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 serving Kamikaze Dogs plus there will be a fun DJ set with Hair Thing, 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. See you there!


Featuring 25+ craft brews from Japan, Yuzu Beer Slushie, hot dogs by Aburaya, and a DJ set by Hair Thing. Part of San Francisco Beer Week.


Hitachino Red Rice

Hitachino Dai Dai

Hitachino Commemorative

HItachino Classic Pale

Hitachino Anbai Gose

Hitachino Yuzu Lager

Baird Japan Tale

Baird Tohoku Wet Hop Ale

Baird Rising Sun 

Baird Shizouka Natsumikan

Baird Wabi Sabi 

Baird Suruga Bay

Baird Rainy Season Black

Baird Shuzenji Heritage Helles

Baird Shimaguni Stout

Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA


Hitachino Nest Dai Dai Indigenous Ale 

Hitachino Nest XH Shochu Cask Aged 

Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew

Yoho Wednesday White Cat

Yoho Tokyo Black Porter

Yoho Aoni IPA

Yoho Umami IPA with Bonito Flakes

Yona Yona Pale Ale 

Pork/Beer or Chicken or Veggie Kamikaze Dogs
w/ Yuzu BBQ Sauce, Yuzu Teriyaki, or Yuzu Sansho
Pick a style and toppings – amakuchi (mild), chukara (medium) or kara-kuchi (spicy)!

WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2-6pm

WHEREThe Trappist

460 8th Street

Old Oakland, CA

BART: 12th Street/ Oakland City Center