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Kirin Nodogoshi | Haru no Kassai

Japanese Name: キリン のどごし Brewer: Kirin Release: Feb. 28, 2017 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥108 @Aeon

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Suntory Haru no Shunaji

Japanese Name: サントリー 春の“旬味” Brewer: Suntory Release: Feb. 23, 2016 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥126 @Nyusankyu

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Asahi Orion Ichiban Sakura (2016)

Japanese Name: アサヒ オリオンいちばん桜 Brewer: Orion Release: Jan. 26, 2016 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥223 @Sankus

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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 Harusaku Kaori

Japanese Name: サントリー 春咲く薫り Brewer: Suntory Release: Mar. 4, 2014 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥100 (6-Pack) @Valor Tasting Notes: Coming into cherry blossom season here in Japan, Suntory is one of the only major brewers to release … 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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Suntory Kinmugi Spring 2012: For the beer drinking densha otoko.

Wrapped in indigo shading, you can’t miss Suntory’s new genre brew Kinmugi on the store shelves. Like last year’s Kinmugi spring design, Suntory once again creates a little twist with a train scene. It reminds me of the area across … Continue reading

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Kirin Tanrei Nama Spring 2012: Sakura for good times!

In these tough economic times, Kirin’s got your back for your hanami gatherings. Tanrei Nama, Japan’s original “cheap beer,” sports a cherry blossom design in white, silver, and pink. If you don’t get out to see the cherry blossoms this … Continue reading

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Sapporo Mugi to Hop Spring 2012: Horsetails anyone?

Our second spring can design for 2012 comes from Sapporo’s Mugi to Hop. Spring growing horsetails, called tsukushi in Japanese set the foreground, while cherry blossom trees line the background. The back of the can has groupings of fallen blossoms. … Continue reading

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Kirin Lager Beer Spring 2012: Bring on the cherry blossoms!

The long cold winter has passed in many parts of Japan, bringing on the start of hanami season. To kick off this year’s spring can designs we have Kirin’s cherry blossom covered Lager Beer. In comparison to last year’s cherry … Continue reading

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