I Don't want to be bias against the larger beer companies. They too make good beer sometimes. First off, we have a "new" drink from Asahi. The Direct Shot. Basically it is a standard light Asahi taste with a larger mouth opening... The main draw for me is that it was 105 yen a can. Next is Sapporo Black label. It was decent not too pricey, and a mass produced darker beer. Something akin to Guinness with less flavor. The last of the trio here is Sapporo Ice label. Not awful, drinkable, but hardly any flavor, it was a generic "ice" beer. I would compare it to Icehouse in the states. Not great. Ok, enough with the bad in with the good.
First off I would like to draw attention to Bass pale ale from England and Lowenbrau from Germany. Both of which were good. Better then the mass produced Japanese beers anyway. Though both are mass produced European drinks. At any rate I just wanted to mention their appearance in a local beer shop. I really enjoyed Bass pale ale. I'm expecting to have more of these in the future. Good full flavor, nice color. A win in my book.
|The Brown Ale from Dimond Knot|
|Good beer from my Tokyo trip|
|A coaster from Aqula in Akita|
At any rate, thanks for reading everyone. Sorry again for the long delay between updates. Cheers!