Monthly Archives: April 2013

Asahi Super Dry: Taste the Freshness

Japanese Name: アサヒ スーパードライ<鮮度実感 2缶パック> Brewer: Asahi Release: Mar. 30, 2012 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥434 for 2 350mL cans @Sankus Tasting Notes: A little over a year ago, Asahi decided it needed to deliver straight from the … Continue reading

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Free Beer from Asahi

It’s been a while, but yesterday I received a package in the mail from Asahi. Inside were two 250mL sampler cans of Asahi Clear and Asahi Clear Prime Rich. To get these samplers, I filled out a short online survey … Continue reading

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Suntory Gran Dry

Japanese Name: サントリ グラン ドライ Brewer: Suntory Release: Mar. 26, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: New to Suntory’s new genre line-up is Suntory Gran Dry, just released to the masses last month, and just … Continue reading

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Asahi Funwari

Japanese Name: アサヒ ふんわり Brewer: Asahi Release: Apr. 9, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 2~3% Purchase Price: ¥140 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Asahi has recently released its new brew Asahi Funwari with talent Rola (pronounced Lola or Laura, I’m not sure) … Continue reading

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Sapporo Mugi to Hop Aka (Red)

Japanese Name: サッポロ 麦とホップ<赤> Brewer: Sapporo Release: Apr. 17, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: In its third release, instead of producing a limited amount for a campaign, Sapporo decided to bestow Mugi to Hop … Continue reading

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Kaihai Premium

Japanese Name: 快盃 プレミアム Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥88 @Valor Tasting Notes: Brewed in Korea and sold in Japan by grocery chain Valor as their “in-house” value brew, Kaihai sells for well below what is similarly offered in … Continue reading

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Asahi The Extra

Japanese Name: アサヒ ザ・エクストラ Brewer: Asahi Release: Feb. 19, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 6.5% Purchase Price: ¥215 @7-Eleven Tasting Notes: Hitting up Asahi for an exclusive brew was 7&i Holdings, so in your local 7-eleven’s adult beverage cooler you’ll … Continue reading

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