Category Archives: Musings

Free (sort of) beer from Yoro no Taki.

Recently, Izakaya Chain Yoro no Taki had a beer give-away for their 60th Anniversary (ended June 29th). Customers would receive one scratch card for each draft beer purchased. And the lucky winners took home the prize of a specially packaged … Continue reading

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Kirin Cider | Fuji Apple & Momo

Brewer: Kirin Type: Cider Alcohol: 4% Purchase Price: $7.00 AUD @Cellarbrations

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Sapporo Mugi to Hop Commemorative Can

The City of Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture has been in the news quite often as the opening of the new Hokuriku Shinkansen line approaches. To commemorate this event, Sapporo has released this new can design featuring an illustration of the … Continue reading

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Free Funwari from Asahi

Asahi sent over a package the other day. In a small envelope was a discrete white box containing two sampler cans of Asahi Funwari. It’s time to throw them in the fridge to chill.

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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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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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Recent beer selection

From the left: Asahi Blue Label, Suntory Kinu no Zeitaku, Orion Ichiban-Sakura. These beers have made a re-appearance on grocery shelves recently, so give them a try while they’re available. My daily brew, Sapporo Mugi to Hop has also made … Continue reading

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Score! Asahi Japan Gold.

For the 2012 London Olympics, Asahi produced a limited new genre brew called Asahi Japan Gold that was delicious. After I tried my first can, I wanted to buy more but it was sold out at the neighborhood grocery store. … Continue reading

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Premium Malt’s at 35,000 feet.

On my flight back to Japan from the US, Suntory The Premium Malt’s was being served on my ANA flight. Very nice!

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