Jan
9
2012

I actually didn’t know what this meant, however, in looking it up, it means good afternoon. Oddly enough, this is very well fitting for the ninth beer in our journey this year. Kirin produces a solid Asian beer in their Ichiban. Now, I for one thought that this was a one beer brewery, but a quick look at their site shows that they also offer a “light” variety. I ‘ll keep my eyes open for it, and if you see one, I ask that you send it to me for review. The Ichiban is a brew that I have not had in awhile (being 18mo+) but I do remember it being a very good example of what an Asian beer “should” taste like. Not like Saki, not like fish, not like rice. Just a light bodied, semi-crisp, refreshing beverage.

One of my favorite Asian beers without a doubt.

Kirin Ichiban

Three hundred and fifty seven more in the year… but something tells me that it will be more like five hundred new beers that I will expose you to over the course of this year.

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