Kirin Ichiban Shibori: Fukuoka-Zukuri


Japanese Name: キリン 一番搾り 福岡づくり 福岡工場限定醸造
Brewer: Kirin
Release: Jul. 5, 2016 (Originally released May 19, 2015)
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 5%


Tasting Notes:
Kirin’s special brewery project started in 2015 has since expanded to an all Japan prefectural project. However, this Ichiban Shibori Fukuoka-zukuri is one of the original nine brewery creations. In an area famous for festivals and street-side food stalls, Fukuoka-zukuri features a package design with imagery of Hakata’s Gion Yamakasa festival. It is brewed with 100% Fukuoka malt, making it a true regional beer.

Fukuoka-zukuri pours a standard straw color in the glass, and has a yeasty, malty nose. The taste is very clean up front, with a lighter body. Still, it has a lot of malt flavor and a decent amount of bitterness on the back, comparable to the standard Ichiban.

Fukuoka-Zukuri is very straight forward, and aside from using Fukuoka grown malt, brewed no differently than the standard Ichiban. It’s a beer you can drink all night long, be it a Hakata festival or at a street stall in Nakasu. Fukuoka-Zukuri is what’s great about Japanese beer.


This entry was posted in Japanese Beer and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s