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New Japanese Beers for the Summer

This Summer saw the release of three new Japanese beers from the main Japanese breweries, Kirin, Asahi and Sapporo. Although only Kirin released a real beer.The other two opted for the cheaper option of beer-like drinks (daisan). First came the Asahi Blue Label which, inevitably, being a fake beer from Asahi, was pretty disappointing. It […]


Asahi To Restart Beer Shipments from Fukushima

Looks like disaster struck Fukushima is slowly getting back on it’s feet with recent news that the Miyagikyo Distillery in Sendai reopened it’s distillery tours, which were suspended after the quake, and newspapers yesterday reporting that Asahi Breweries will be resuming it’s shipments of beer from it’s brewery in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture by the end […]


Japanese Brewers Give Up on Happoshu

Ok, this news is a little bit old, as the Daily Yomiuri reported it back in January, but I’ve been busy and not had time to put this post up. Basically it seems that some of the major Japanese brewers, Suntory and Sapporo to be precise, are essentially stopping their production of Happoshu (low-malt beers). […]


Recession Hits Japanese Newspapers – No Free “Real” Beer This Year

Update Notice : Looks like I spoke too soon with this post…check the update at the end for what arrived the following day. Last year when my wife re-subscribed to the Asahi Shinbun, we received a free case of Asahi Super Dry. When she re-subscribed for this year, she requested to receive Kirin (there was […]


McDonalds and Asahi Join Forces in Asahi Clear Campaign

McDonalds in Japan and Asahi Breweries Ltd have joined forces in a what some might consider a dream promotional campaign. Although those that have tried the Asahi Clear daisan (beer-like drink) from Asahi might have a different opinion. 6-packs and crates of 24 Clear Asahi come with a scratch card (or a Pick-Up Card as […]

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