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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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Yebisu: Fukami Ajiwau Yebisu

Japanese Name: 深み味わうヱビス Brewer: Sapporo Release: Nov. 11, 2015 Type: Japanese Beer(ビール) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥205 @Aeon

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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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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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Asahi Super Dry: Taste the Freshness

Japanese Name: アサヒ スーパードライ<鮮度実感 2缶パック> Brewer: Asahi Release: Mar. 30, 2012 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥434 for 2 350mL cans @Sankus Tasting Notes: A little over a year ago, Asahi decided it needed to deliver straight from the … Continue reading

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Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu (Fall, 2012)

This was the new package design from Sapporo Mugi-to-Hop for the fall of 2012. It has the classic Japanese maple trees that turn a fire-red in autumn, mountains, and a few dragonflies buzzing around. I like how Sapporo has chosen … Continue reading

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Kirin Lager Package Design (Fall, 2012)

In its 500mL variety, we have the Kirin Lager Beer package design for Fall of 2012. As you can see, the Japanese maple leaves are in abundance this year, compared to last year’s Kirin Lager package. Maybe we’ll have a … Continue reading

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Asahi Japan Gold: your go to Olympic thirst quencher.

Japanese Name: アサヒ ジャパンゴールド Brewer: Asahi Release: July 3, 2012 Type: Happousei(発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥?? Tasting Notes: Four years pass by pretty quickly; it was at this time my journey to Japan began. Well, 2012 brings the London Olympics … Continue reading

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Asahi Red Eye: because tomatoes aren’t just for salad.

Japanese Name: アサヒレッドアイ Brewer: Asahi Release: Jun. 12, 2012 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 3.5% Purchase Price: ¥198 @7eleven Tasting Notes: One day, someone had too much vodka and decided beer might make a nice substitute in her Bloody Mary sans the … Continue reading

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Orion Ichiban Sakura: Contrary to the name the last beer this spring

Japanese Name: オリオン いちばん桜 Brewer: Orion Release: Jan. 31, 2012 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥185 @Yamaya Tasting Notes: A subsidiary of Asahi, Orion Beer hails from Okinawa and produces the only major Japanese beer available in the US … Continue reading

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