Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kirin Koi Aji Deluxe

Japanese Name: キリン 濃い味 デラックス Brewer: Kirin Release: Feb. 20, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥139 @Circle-K Tasting Notes: Kirin Koi-Aji Deluxe weighs in at a higher than average 6% ABV, and features fine aroma hops from the … Continue reading

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Kirin Sparkling Hop

Japanese Name: キリン スパークリングホップ Brewer: Kirin Release: Nov. 28, 2012 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: First released by Kirin in 2007 to great fanfare, Sparkling Hop was once again brewed for the masses for … Continue reading

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Recent beer selection

From the left: Asahi Blue Label, Suntory Kinu no Zeitaku, Orion Ichiban-Sakura. These beers have made a re-appearance on grocery shelves recently, so give them a try while they’re available. My daily brew, Sapporo Mugi to Hop has also made … Continue reading

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Asahi Winning Brew

Japanese Name: アサヒ ウイニングブリュー Brewer: Asahi Release: Jan. 22, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Specially brewed for the 2013 World Baseball Classic is Asahi Winning Brew. It is made in part with American … Continue reading

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Kaori Hanayagu Yebisu: Japan meet Joël Robuchon

Japanese Name: 薫り華やぐヱビス Brewer: Yebisu Release: Feb. 20, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥259 @7-eleven Tasting Notes: When you have a can of Yebisu, know there’s something good inside. And with the “Chef of the Century’s” name … Continue reading

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Sapporo Kuradashi Draft Beer

Japanese Name: サッポロ 蔵出し生ビール Brewer: Sapporo Release: Jan. 9, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 4.5% Purchase Price: ¥215 @7-eleven Tasting Notes: Back in September 2012, Sapporo let consumers vote on one beer to be reproduced from a choice five discontinued … Continue reading

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Sapporo Migaki Mugi

Japanese Name: サッポロ みがき麦 Brewer: Sapporo Release: Nov. 26, 2012 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Produced by Sapporo for the Aeon Group (Aeon, MaxValu, etc.), Sapporo Migaki Mugi is made with polished barley malt … Continue reading

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Score! Asahi Japan Gold.

For the 2012 London Olympics, Asahi produced a limited new genre brew called Asahi Japan Gold that was delicious. After I tried my first can, I wanted to buy more but it was sold out at the neighborhood grocery store. … Continue reading

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Kirin Tanrei Nama (Winter, 2012)

Rounding out Kirin Tanrei’s four seasons of package design is their 2012 winter version. A clear night sky with stars shining bright and various colors of snowflakes grace the can.

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