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im seeking out what are some japanese beer brands?
15 years ago, March 26th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #30828  
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hey yall, im trying to find out what are soem of the more popular japanese beer brands. ive currently been knocking down some Kirin Light which is pretty damn good if i do say so myself. lemme know if theres any other brands worth trying to get my hands on here in the states for sampling before my journey to tokyo in may
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15 years ago, March 26th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #30832  
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Hi Geoff,

Welcome to TravelBlog.

The main 4 breweries here are Kirin, Sapporo, Asahi and Suntory. My preferred would probably be Asahi Super Dry.

Are you only going to be in Tokyo? The Sapporo factory in Hokkaido is a popular attraction (free samples) - haven't actually been to the factory myself though. Reply to this

15 years ago, March 26th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #30833  
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well we are staying in tokyo, about a mile and a half from the tsukiji fish market in the park hotel tokyo. we will be in town for 8 days may 17-25) and plan to try and see as much as possible within the city and anything remotely close to it.
so far my local grocer has Kirin so thats all ive sampled, ill have to hit the beer distributer and see if any of the others reside there.

thanks for the insight. Reply to this

15 years ago, March 31st 2008 No: 4 Msg: #31305  
You'll like Yebisu beer for sure! Note also that all large beer brands like Kirin, Sapporo, Asahi and Suntory have many different beers from very lite to dark. Note that the Asahi beer company building in Tokyo is (in)famous for the "turd" outside: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/gil_and_devorah/our_honeymoon/1143131400/dsc01562.jpg/tpod.html Reply to this

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