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Sannomiya Craft Beer Tasting Festival 2011

At the end of September the Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club (KR&C) held their first annual Sannomiya Craft Beer Tasting Festival in the garden of their main building. Over 12 Japanese craft beers were on offer throughout the day and in the short time I was there I tried about 6 of them. There were […]


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 […]


Japanese Cherry Blossom Beer Cans

With Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) just around the corner here in Japan, the major breweries have started to release Sakura (cherry blossom) versions of their cans, or in some cases, like the Orion Ichiban Sakura, new seasonal beers. For those that don’t know, Hanami is a time for families, friends and work colleagues to take […]


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 […]


The Japan Beer Times – Get it, it’s good!

There aren’t many magazines in English printed in Japan and only a couple of bi-lingual ones so I was very surprised and pleased to discover The Japan Beer Times, “The Craft Beer Magazine of Japan”, a free(!) bi-lingual magazine. It’s been going since the beginning of 2010 and is published quarterly it seems with articles […]

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