Monthly Archives: May 2013

Suntory Gold Brew

Japanese Name: サントリー ゴールドブリュー Brewer: Suntory Release: ??? Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Nyu Sankyu Tasting Notes: In another private label collaboration, Suntory created third-tier Suntory Gold Brew for the CGC group, a grocery cooperative private label … Continue reading

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Yebisu Premium Black

Japanese Name: ヱビス プレミアムブラック Brewer: Yebisu Release: May. 22, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥205 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Sapporo’s premium Yebisu brand has released a new dark beer to the masses. Let’s get right to the point, and … Continue reading

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Asahi Panache: a lemon flavored beer cocktail

Japanese Name: アサヒパナシェ Brewer: Asahi Release: May. 14, 2013 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 4.5% Purchase Price: ¥198 @Lawson Tasting Notes: Continuing with Asahi’s new releases is Asahi Panache touted as a lemon-flavored beer cocktail. As with some of the beer concoctions … Continue reading

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Asahi Creamy Premium

Japanese Name: アサヒ クリーミープレミアム Brewer: Asahi Release: Apr. 23, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥217 @Lawson Tasting Notes: Japanese convenience store chain Lawson has procured a very nice 100% malt beer brewed by Asahi. Asahi Creamy Premium … Continue reading

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Free beer from Asahi

This was a real score, a 6-pack of the limitedly shipped Asahi Super Dry fresh packs! Asahi offers regional drawings for these fresh packs for filling out a questionnaire online. I was one of the lucky winners last month. Free … Continue reading

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Sapporo Swag

A few months ago, Sapporo renewed its Mugi to Hop brand, and started putting “new” stickers on the cans. A quick check on the website and I found out they were giving away a free glass by sending in 45 … Continue reading

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Kirin Sumikiri

Japanese Name: キリン 澄みきり Brewer: Kirin Release: May 14, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 4.5-5.5% Purchase Price: ¥100 @Aeon Tasting Notes: At an after tax price of ¥100 at the grocery store, Kirin’s new entry on the new genre scene … Continue reading

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Asahi Clear Asahi (STYLiSH BOTTLE)

Japanese Name: アサヒ クリアアサヒ スタイリシュ ボトル Brewer: Asahi Release: Apr. 23, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥128 @Sankus Tasting Notes: Clear Asahi is Asahi’s major player in the new genre market, and don’t quote me, but it … Continue reading

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Asahi Royal Pils

Japanese Name: アサヒ ロイヤルピルス Brewer: Asahi Release: Apr. 23, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥198 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Released in tandem with Suntory Royal Blend, super grocer/retail chain Aeon put the handcuffs on one exclusive Asahi Royal … Continue reading

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Asahi Super Dry: STYLiSH BOTTLE

Here we have a specimen of Asahi Super Dry’s “STYLiSH BOTTLE,” in all its 320mL glory. While its stated “charm point” is the option to sip and recap, your average beer drinker will hardly have the need. Pop the top, … Continue reading

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