I thought I would profile some of the new beer that they have in Japan. It’s seems that there is new types to try every month. Companies are in a constant beer “arms race” to top each other. First is Kirin Zero.
It’s a low calorie, zero carb beer. These kinds of beer have become popular lately, since everyone seems to be diet conscious over here. Next we have Kirin Smooth and Asahi Ginger Draft.
Kirin Smooth as the name states, is supposed to be smoother than normal beer. The can say “Smooth makes you feel comfortable”. Asahi Ginger Draft has a bit of ginger taste added to it. It’s pretty refreshing tasting. They should have brought it out in summer though instead of winter. Here are a couple Kirin seasonal beers.
There are usually different ones for each season. They are available for a limited time and quantity, never to be made again. Some are really good, so it’s sad when they’re gone. Finally, here is a Dark Bitter by Suntory.
I wanted to show this to prove that not all Japanese beers are ale and pilsner. It’s kind of similar to Guiness, but not as thick. Constantly having new types of beer is good since foreign beer is hard to find and often very expensive. Plus more is always a good thing.