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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 […]


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 […]


Top 5 Japanese Beers

Ok, this is my top 5 Japanese beers, not the top 5 in terms of sales, etc here in Japan. I’ve tried over 110 Japanese beers, lagers, happoshus and daisans in my time here in Japan, so I thought I’d share what I think the top 5 are.I haven’t included any happoshus or daisans in […]


ANA Now Serving In-Flight Draft Beer

All Nippon Airways (ANA) have just started serving draft beer on their domestic flights (mainly flights to and from mainlaind Japan to Okinawa, but also Sapporo and Fukuoka). They are the first airline in the world to do this as normal draft beer is normally served using compressed gas which is obviously very dangerous to […]

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