Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sapporo Hokkaido Premium

Japanese Name: サッポロ 北海道PREMIUM Brewer: Sapporo Release: Jul. 11, 2012 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥110 @Yamaya Tasting Notes: Sapporo Hokkaido Premium, released last summer was the second offering in the Premium line, the first being Sapporo Nihon … Continue reading

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Suntory Akiraku (Fall, 2012)

Suntory Akiraku is the unique amber dressed in the new genre category, and offers a deliciously different brew that is easy on the pocketbook(¥105 this year). Here we have the 2012 package design with those seasonal momiji leaves, set afire … Continue reading

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Kirin Akiaji (Fall, 2012)

Here is the one beer that Kirin gives us humble beer drinkers every autumn, without fail. If you find yourself in Japan this fall, please do pick up a can or three.

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Asahi Aki-Yoi

Japanese Name: アサヒ 秋宵 Brewer: Asahi Release: Aug. 21, 2012 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Released towards the end of the summer here in Japan was Asahi’s first venture into the autumn new genre brews, … Continue reading

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Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu (Fall, 2012)

This was the new package design from Sapporo Mugi-to-Hop for the fall of 2012. It has the classic Japanese maple trees that turn a fire-red in autumn, mountains, and a few dragonflies buzzing around. I like how Sapporo has chosen … Continue reading

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Kirin Lager Package Design (Fall, 2012)

In its 500mL variety, we have the Kirin Lager Beer package design for Fall of 2012. As you can see, the Japanese maple leaves are in abundance this year, compared to last year’s Kirin Lager package. Maybe we’ll have a … Continue reading

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Orion Southern Star: the new genre outa Okinawa

Japanese Name: アサヒ オリオンサザンスター Brewer: Orion (Asahi) Release: Jun. 19, 2012 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 4.5~5.5% Purchase Price: ¥110 @Yamaya Tasting Notes: Southern Star from Orion Beer is a 3rd tier new genre brew, with nice bubbles up front and … Continue reading

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