Monthly Archives: December 2010

Asahi Yoine

Japanese Name: アサヒ よいね 宵音 Brewer: Asahi Release: Jul. 13, 2010 Type: Beer(ビール) Alcohol: 7% Purchase Price: ¥185 @Jusco Tasting Notes: Summer 2010 marked the third brew Asahi created for the Aeon Group (Jusco, Maxvalue, etc.), Asahi Yoine, meaning something like sounds … Continue reading

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Suntory Toretate Sozai Nama Beer

Japanese Name: サントリー 穫れたて素材 生ビール Brewer: Suntory Release: Dec. 8, 2010 Type: Beer(ビール) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥238 @7-Eleven Tasting Notes: Talk about a stealth beer, Suntory Toretate Sozai Nama Beer completely flew under my radar, and was discovered at … Continue reading

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Suntory Kaori no Zeitaku

Japanese Name: サントリー 「かほりの贅沢」 Brewer: Suntory Release: Dec. 7, 2010 Type: Happousei(発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥139 @Sankus (Conbini) Tasting Notes: The fourth brew in the Kyoto Kinsei Series, is Kaori no Zeitaku, meaning “aroma of extravagance.” This new genre, daisan … Continue reading

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Who says there’s no such thing as free beer?

I can no longer say that I’ve never won a drawing before. This morning, I was waking with the usual cup of coffee and a chat with the folks on Skype, only to be interrupted by a doorbell ring. It … Continue reading

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Sapporo Classic ’10 Furano Vintage

Japanese Name: サッポロ クラシック’10富良野VINTAGE Brewer: Sapporo Release: Oct. 26, 2010 Type: Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥198 Tasting Notes: It is with great thanks to Simon and Andy in Hokkaido I present this can of Sapporo Classic ’10 Furano … Continue reading

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Asahi World Beer Travels Belgian Ale Type

Japanese Name: アサヒ 世界ビール紀行 ベルギー ベルジャンエールタイプ Brewer: Asahi Release: Nov. 30, 2010 Type: Beer Alcohol: 6.5% Purchase Price: ¥247 @Heart-In Conbini Tasting Notes: Just released yesterday, I moseyed on down to the conbini at the train station to buy this … Continue reading

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