Hey Bahston: nothing’s bettah than a wicked cold beeh, right? (Okay, I’m, done.) Spring and summer weather bring backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and poolside soirees, all of which are incomplete without some ice cold brewskis. Beer companies and inventors alike have been trying to solve the problem of warm beer for decades with insulated bottles and cans, frosted mugs, and a variety of other items. However, leave it to the Japanese to develop a better solution to our warm weather woes.
Kirin, Japan’s largest beer maker, recently introduced its frozen beer foam, Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft, a soft-serve-like froth that insulates beer, keeping it cold for a half hour. The best part about the innovative foam is that, because it’s made of beer, it doesn’t water down your drink like ice cubes. It also gives the bevvy a creamier taste and texture.
Unfortunately for us beer-guzzling Americans, it will take a trip overseas to have a taste — for now, at least. Until then, crack open a cold one and don’t forget the coozy!
Posted by Erin
Image source Kirin via Gizmag.com
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Tagged beer foam, cold beer, frozen beer, Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft, japan, japanese food, japanese food trends, japanese products, Kirin, marlo m/c, soft-serve beer
If this isn’t a good enough reason to switch from a Blackberry to an iPhone, I really just don’t know what is. A cell phone cover that looks like Japanese food. Like really looks like Japanese food. Looks so much like Japanese that now I’m extremely hungry.
The person who designed this must have read my mind, because 1. I am finding reasons to get rid of my Whackberry, and 2. My largest weakness is Asian food. Since Strapya World, the Japanese retailer behind this delectable product, doesn’t make the phone cover for a Blackberry, I may have to order in an iPhone. I wonder if Apple signed a contract with this phone accessory vendor, because that would be the best stealing-customers-from-your-competitor scheme ever!
The cover comes in a realistic looking Bento Sushi Roll; Yakisoba, which looks like really great lo-mein; Tonkatsu, which I must try ASAP; and a good ol’ Sunny Side Up Egg with Bacon.
I wish the cell phone cover emitted the smell of Japanese food, because unlike my opinion on the meat billboard of North Carolina, that would rock. Purposefully forgetting the price of the iPhone, at $43 each, the cover is the equivalent price of a decent Asian meal — and I’m craving it already.
Posted by Amanda