Yesterday afternoon saw the “official” opening party of Aoi Brewery which took place inside the brewery near Sengen Shrine in Aoi Ku, Shziuoka City (another party took place in the evening at Growstock, not to mention the beers on tap at Aoi Beer Stand, all in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!)
I came very early at 11:00-ish although the party started at 1:00 pm just to take a few pics!
The crest of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu, the hollyhock/Tachi Aoi/たち葵!
I did well to come early as a truck was stuck in front of the closed entrance with well-wishers’ flowers to be delivered!
I actually helped the florist to locate Naoki Mando/満藤直樹さん who hurried to open the brewery!
More flowers from the Shizuoka Bank!
That allowed me plenty of time to take pictures inside the party room (it will become a pub in the Fall!), especially the brand new posters!
After the poster collection there is also a collection of hollyhock/tachi aoi crests!
Black on white at the entrance!
There is another one on a sticker, white on black!
Blue on white!
Green on black!
Brown on white!
A lot of preparation was needed for the party, but Naoki having staff from his other establishments to help it was quickly done!
Preparing the beers on tap!
The first four beers of Aoi Brewery!
Summer Ale, Pale Ale, Slight Stout and Australian Ale!
Ready to start!
The complete team!
Plenty of yummy finger food!
Famous local chefs were seen among the very first guests!
TV crews on the ready!
Brewery visit allowed!
Thank you, Naoki!
AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK
Aoi beer is also available at Aoi Brewery’s two more restaurants in Shizuoka City, namely
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi Naka Building, 5F
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00 (Mon.~Thurs.), 17:00~27:00 (Fri & Sat.), 17:00~24:00 (Sun.)
Parties welcome (reserve!)
Credit Cards OK
Mando, Neo Japanesque Bar
420-0031, Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofuku Cho, 2-4-6, Mori Blg, 1F
Business hours: 17:00~26:00
Parties possible on 2F
Cerdit cards OK
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