Monthly Archives: September 2014

Grand Kirin Mild Rich

Japanese Name: グランドキリン マイルドリッチ Brewer: Kirin Release: Aug. 5, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥245 @Lawson Tasting Notes: The second in a recent series of Grand Kirin beers for the convenience stores is Grand Kirin Mild … Continue reading

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Sapporo Sozai Ippin

Japanese Name: サッポロ 素材逸品 Brewer: Sapporo Release: May 20, 2014 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥100 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Marking the 40th anniversary of grocery store conglomerate Aeon, Sapporo created this exclusive new genre brew called Sozai Ippin, loosely … Continue reading

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Suntory Aki no Zeitaku

Japanese Name: サントリー 秋の贅沢 Brewer: Suntory Release: Aug. 19, 2014 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥112?? @Aeon Tasting Notes: Suntory, instead of brewing their usual Akiraku threw a curveball this year and unleashed Aki no Zeitaku on the masses. … Continue reading

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Asahi Fukairi no Aki

Japanese Name: アサヒ 深煎りの秋 Brewer: Asahi Release: Aug. 19, 2014 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥112?? @Aeon Tasting Notes: For the fall of 2014, Asahi has produced a brand new third tier brew entitled Fuka-iri no Aki. The … Continue reading

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Kirin Akiaji (2014)

Japanese Name: キリン 秋味 Brewer: Kirin Release: Aug. 19, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥189 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Although it’s still summer, the “Big 4” Japanese brewers feel the need to bring autumn early each and every … Continue reading

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Asahi Beer Spritzer

Japanese Name: アサヒ ビアスプリッツァー Brewer: Asahi Release: Sep. 9, 2014 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 3.5% Purchase Price: ¥151 @Aeon Tasting Notes: The latest in a long line of beer cocktail style beverages is Asahi’s Beer Spritzer. This cocktail uses chardonnay grape … Continue reading

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Asahi Dry Black Bar Style Orange

Japanese Name: アサヒスーパードライ ドライブラック バースタイル オレンジ Brewer: Asahi Release: Sep. 9, 2014 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥188 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Following up on its release of Lime Black, Asahi chose to pair its Dry Black beer with orange … Continue reading

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Grand Kirin Browny

Japanese Name: グランドキリン ブラウニー Brewer: Kirin Release: Jul. 29, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 6.5% Purchase Price: ¥245 @Sankus Tasting Notes: Limited production Browny is the third release in the Grand Kirin line-up, this time produced for the Circle-K … Continue reading

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Sapporo Hyakunin no Kiseki | Shifuku no Brown Ale

Japanese Name: サッポロ 百人のキセキ 至福のブラウンエール Brewer: Sapporo Release: Aug. 5, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 7% Purchase Price: ¥237 @Sankus Tasting Notes: Utilizing Facebook and limited online product sales, Sapporo created Hyakunin Biru Labo which means something like, “Beer Laboratory … Continue reading

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Asahi Cola & Malt

Japanese Name: アサヒ コーラ&モルト Brewer: Asahi Release: Apr. 15, 2014 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 3.5% Purchase Price: ¥150 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Asahi Beverage loves to put a spin on their malt brews. Released last spring was Asahi Cola & Malt, which … Continue reading

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