Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kirin Ichiban Shibori Toretate Hop (2014)

Japanese Name: キリン 一番搾り とれたてホップ (2014) Brewer: Kirin Release: Oct. 28, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer(ビール) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥181 @Yamaya Tasting Notes: 2014 marks the 51st year Kirin has cooperated with Tono City to procure hops for its brews. This year’s … Continue reading

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Suntory Craftsman’s Beer Enjuku no Umami

Japanese Name: サントリー クラフトマンズ ビア 円熟の旨み Brewer: Suntory Release: Oct. 14, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥205 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Volume 2 of Suntory’s Craftsman’s Beer series is Enjuku no Umami which is an aged Märzen style … Continue reading

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Orion Special X

Japanese Name: オリオンスペシャルX(エックス) Brewer: Orion  Release: Jul. 13, 2010 (Original) Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥118 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Beers from Orion do not often make it to mainland Japan. Outside of their standard lager and the occasional … Continue reading

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Asahi Hop Kaoru Pink no Beer Cocktail

Japanese Name: アサヒ ホップ香るピンクのビアカクテル Brewer: Asahi Release: Oct. 7, 2014 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 4% Purchase Price: ¥149 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Exclusively brewed for the Aeon Group, this latest beer cocktail from Asahi features rose hips bringing a lovely pink to … Continue reading

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Grand Kirin Hop Fruity

Japanese Name: グランドキリン ホップフルーティ Brewer: Kirin Release: Sept. 23, 2014 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥245 @FamilyMart Tasting Notes: Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart recently received Grand Kirin Hop Fruity, making this Grand Kirin release the third … Continue reading

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