Category Archives: Package Design

Japanese Beer Package Designs for Autumn

Quite a few beers were released for the 2016 Autumn season. Although the leaves have yet to turn color in Japan, the Big Four has moved on to their winter releases and so must the Beers of Japan blog. So … Continue reading

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2015 Asahi Super Dry Special Package

Arriving for the 2015 hanami season, Asahi pulled out all the stops for the boldest package design yet. Forgoing the usual silver dress, this can is decked out in sakura pink and is sure to appeal to the beer buying … Continue reading

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Suntory Akiraku (2013)

One of the third tier brews I pick up each fall is Suntory Akiraku. It’s one of the few ambers on the Japanese market, and since it’s not “beer” it’s cheap. They’ve splashed a new package design on this fall’s … 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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Put on your bitterface, Suntory The Royal Bitter is back

Back for your bitter enjoyment, Suntory The Royal Bitter serves up some very nice bitterness in a can. Those who think the likes of the usual offering from the major brewers are for wusses, The Royal Bitter delivers as advertised. … Continue reading

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Kirin Tanrei Nama (Winter, 2012)

Rounding out Kirin Tanrei’s four seasons of package design is their 2012 winter version. A clear night sky with stars shining bright and various colors of snowflakes grace the can.

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Kohaku Yebisu (2012)

It’s that time of year again, when Yebisu graciously bestows its fine Japanese amber beer on the masses. Kouhaku Yebisu is on store shelves now, and is most likely one of the best Japanese beers on the market. Get yours … Continue reading

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Sapporo Fuyu Monogatari: 25th anniversary of The Winter’s Tale

Fuyu Monogatari, “The Winter’s Tale,” for its 25th year, brewer Sapporo chose to bring back its original recipe from 1988. 25 years ago, being neither of legal drinking age or present in Japan, I cannot comment on the historical taste … Continue reading

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Sapporo Mugi to Hop (Winter, 2012)

It seems like only yesterday that I posted the Mugi & Hop fall can design… meanwhile Sapporo’s Mugi & Hop 2012 winter can has been on store shelves for a few weeks now. Where has the time gone! In any … Continue reading

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Suntory Akiraku (Fall, 2012)

Suntory Akiraku is the unique amber dressed in the new genre category, and offers a deliciously different brew that is easy on the pocketbook(¥105 this year). Here we have the 2012 package design with those seasonal momiji leaves, set afire … Continue reading

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