Say cheers to these limited edition beers

October 14th, 2011 by Felicity Hughes

The appearance of a rather special Tokyo Sky Tree commemorative beer can from Asahi got us frothing at the mouth and thirsty to find out more about this season’s crop of limited edition beers.

Asahi Sky Tree Tower Cans: The miniature Tokyo Sky Tree on the side of this can changes color with a change in temperature. At room temperature it’s blue but once chilled, it darkens to purple. In the run up to the opening of the tower in spring next year, Asahi will be giving away a load of Sky Tree Tower related goods and 50 lucky people who buy one of these six packs of Super Dry or Clear Asahi will win a Sky Tree Tower themed prize. The cans are on sale until Oct 25.

Kirin Ichiban Shibori Toretate Hoppu: Though Asahi’s cans are cool, the product inside is still your standard dry larger, but this one ought to tickle the fancy of beer connoisseurs. Made from hops that have just been harvested in Iwate this beer has a clean finish and a fruity scent. Kirin reopened their Sendai factory, which was damaged in the quake, just in time to get this beer made. The company points out that buying this beer is a way to show your support for the beleaguered farmers in the area. On sale from Nov 9.

Yebisu Kokaku: A seasonal favorite, this beer comes out each autumn and is quickly snapped up. It’s got a rich, hoppy taste that appeals to those who like a richer beer and, though made by Sapporo, is bound to appeal to those who favor microbrewery beer. On sale now.

Sapporo Vegalta Sendai: Sapporo is also getting behind the movement to support Tohoku and have produced some limited edition Vegalta Sendai cans on restricted sale in six north eastern prefectures for just that purpose. The cans have a picture of the J-league team’s mascot printed on the side. On sale now.

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

RSS

Recent Posts

  • 100 years of Japanese beauty in one minute

    Cut is setting its lens on Japan as it shows the dramatic changes Japanese women have gone through in the past century.

  • Studio Ghibli on a roll with licenses for new toys

    Nibariki has new wind-up toys inspired by Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”

  • ‘Japan Sumo Cup’ is possibly the most Japanese thing ever

    In this rhythm game, players choose a real sumo player, ride an actual race horse and compete against characters from “Street Fighter.”

  • YouTubers in Japan with 100,000 fans and counting

    YouTube threw a big celebration for more than 20 YouTubers living in Japan who have over 100,000 subscribers.

  • Finding laughs in translations that have lost the plot

    The Orikaeshi Honyaku Dictionary site, which boasts the catchphrase “from Japanese to Japanese,” roughly translates as “Chinese whispers.”

  • Japan tricks out the Halloween treats

    Halloween is a time to carve pumpkins, enjoy a few scares and, most importantly, shovel as much candy as humanly possible into one’s own mouth. While the practice of door-to-door trick-or-treating may not be a thing in Japan, the custom of eating special Halloween snacks certainly translates. Plenty of companies, both overseas and domestic, are […]

  • Ginza Cozy Corner takes dessert into hyperdrive with ‘Star Wars’ cakes

    One Japanese confectionary vendor is about to find the Force deep within a sweet tie-up. Ahead of the December release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Ginza Cozy Corner, which has outlets nationwide, has made a line of “Star Wars” sweets that are truly out of this world. The treats themselves are all based on people […]

  • Warning: This viral video of high school girls might make you blush

    Cosmetic company Shiseido has recently uploaded a YouTube video that is blowing viewers’ minds with a bona fide twist. In the promo video, titled “High School Girl? — The Makeup Secrets of High School Girls,” the camera weaves through a classroom full of drop-dead cute young women who pout and wink like true pop idols. […]

  • Sharp dials up the fan service to celebrate 20 years of ‘Evangelion’

    For those who have always dreamed of owning an Evangelion robot, this might be the closest you get. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular “Neon Genesis Evangelion” animated series, Sharp is releasing a special smartphone that pays homage to the show both in the device’s hardware and software. The phone itself is detailed […]

  • Tokyo plugs into Google Play Music

    If you haven’t heard the latest news from Google Play, you may have missed your opportunity to tune into a Google Play Billboard. From Oct. 8-24, music lovers can head over to Shibuya to, literally, plug into a selection of over 3,500 songs. The Google Play Billboard is meant to give visitors a much-needed chance […]