International Beer Day


We’re celebrating international beer day this month by taking a look at some of our fave foreign frothies. Get yourself acquainted with our top Japanese beer picks below!

Kirin Megumi Beer

Green bottle of kirin beer on a printed table with black skull wall mural behind it

Most of you would have heard of Kirin before as it’s one of the most recognisable Japanese beers on the market. And if you are keen to watch those calories, this bad boy brew is all for you. It’s 99.9% sugar free and only 122 calories per serve. Winning. Meaning ‘gift’ in Japanese, Megumi has a rich creamy head and uses noble hops to create an appetising aroma with a delicate fruity character. It’s the perfect fit for your sushi love boat or fresh sashimi!

Kirin Ichiban Beer

CLose up shot of a kirin ichiban beer bottle

Low-cal not for you? We get it, we get it. Maybe Kirin’s Ichiban is more up your alley? Brewed from 100% malt, Ichiban meaning ‘first’, is made using Kirins First Press method. According to Kirin, getting the purest of all the ingredients. Most peeps use a combination of first and second pressed malt liquid. Kirin is actually the only brew in the whole wide world to use this method. Who knew. A smooth and full-bodied brew, grab a bottle of this when your next tucking into our minute steak or beef robata.

Hitachino Nest Beer

Bottle of HItachino Nest beer

Kiuchi Brewery was founded in 1892 and known for producing a great range of sake. In fact, the brewery only began dabbling in beer in 1996. Their White Ale is their hero beer, brewed with wheat malt, containing hints of coriander, orange peel and nutmeg. Yumo!

Yebisu Beer

hand holding a bottle of yebisu beer

Inspired by their German counterparts, Yebisu was first brewed in 1890. This rich and mellow brew adheres to the Reinheitsgebot. For those of you who don’t know (don’t worry we had no idea either), the Reinheitsgebot is the Bavarian Purity Law. We know the Germans are pretty damn serious about their beer and the purity law is the oldest, still valid food safety law in the world. It was introduced in 1516 by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria. Brewed by Sapporo to bring a new authentic German flavour to Japan.

Got you all thirsty? Join us and taste a few for yourself!