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New Type of Cold Beer

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Date: April 12, 2012, Topics: Simple Home Brewing

We all like our beer ice cold serve in frosted glasses. Well most of us certainly do. And there are some beer lovers who want the right use of beer temperature, served without ice clumps and extra froth. Some detest beer koozies. So for people like these, this new type of beer will be good news. Kirin, a Japanese brewer has developed a very different type of beer.

For people who don’t like foam that much, Kirin Brewery has come up with a new kind of beer foam- it’s frozen! How do they do it? They take regular Ichiban beer (a beer by Kirin brewery) and freeze it to about 23 degree Fahrenheit using a continuous jet of air. That’s just like blowing bubbles and forming foam in milk. Now this frozen delicacy becomes like soft ice cream, making ice cold froth that sits comfortably on the top of your pint.

Since this topping is cold, it helps in keeping your beer cold. Plus is serves like an insulating lid. The result? Your beer stays ice cold for 30 minutes. And since this foam is nothing but beer itself, it won’t dilute your beer.

That’s certainly something we can’t resist. It looks promising, but will this beery cold foam be successful? We don’t know. It looks great but I’m not sure if it will be able to make its name outside Japan. Right now it is available only in Tokyo, but they say that it will be available in all Japan by May 2012. This is an innovative thing to try and if it makes past Japan, it would be great. There are some rumors, like Australia might like to give it a try. And once it comes to Australia, it will come to us in New Zealand when I will be able to taste it.

If famous beer companies do not pay attention to it, this beer might go down as several others that went into oblivion despite being great. If you are a beer hunter who travels far and wide to try different beers, this one is for you. And if you are the one who wants to watch a ball game while drinking beer, this is perfect for you since it’s not going to become warm anytime soon.

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  1. Hmm, interesting but I think I prefer to just have a few cold ones stored in the fridge. Once taken out, they usually will stay cold for 30 min give or take and you usually don’t need longer than that.

    Then again, I haven’t tried the Ichiban version so, I probably have no idea what I’m talking about, would be interesting to try one or two.

    Comment by Matt — April 12, 2012 @ 9:36 am

  2. I’m sure it’ll be great. Frozen froth !! A different experience, and a different kind of beer mustache 🙂

    Comment by Emily — April 26, 2012 @ 11:23 am

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