Tag: kokushibori

Chuhai Watch: Mogitate Lycee, Hyoketsu Salty Dog, Hokkaido-only Nikka, and more

Chuhai Watch: Mogitate Lycee, Hyoketsu Salty Dog, Hokkaido-only Nikka, and more

There’s been so many things going on in chuhai land, I’m starting to want to just drink chuhai and forget. This is the biggest Chuhai Watch since I started this site! Let’s get caught up. Asahi From Asahi first up is Mogitate Lychee, a seasonal […]

Chuhai Watch: Honeydew Hyoketsu, Pineapple Kokushibori, and more!

Chuhai Watch: Honeydew Hyoketsu, Pineapple Kokushibori, and more!

More fruity flavors coming around when spring gets kicked off here in Japan! Kirin is bringing a Hokkaido-only flavor of Hyoketsu out: Hyoketsu Hokkaido Honeydew. As far as I can tell it’s the first time they’re doing this flavor! It’s coming out on March 27 […]

Chuhai Watch: strawberries, peaches, and lemons

Chuhai Watch: strawberries, peaches, and lemons

The winter chuhai onslaught continues, with 4 more chuhais coming soon to a Japan near you! Kirin is up first with Hyoketsu Beni Hoppe, using a particular brand of strawberry from Shizuoka prefecture known for being red and juicy. Beni Hoppe roughly translates as “red […]

Chuhai Watch: -196°C Strong Zero Green Apple, Kokushibori Pear, Honshibori Citrus, Hyoketsu Orange Cowboy

Chuhai Watch: -196°C Strong Zero Green Apple, Kokushibori Pear, Honshibori Citrus, Hyoketsu Orange Cowboy

More chuhais inbound from both Suntory and Kirin! Let’s jump right in: -196°C Strong Zero Green Apple is a limited release from Suntory, coming along December 19 at 9% abv. This is a season-limited release, so don’t miss it. Also joining the fray from Suntory […]

Chuhai Watch: Bitters Pink Grapefruit, Hyoketsu Strong European Pear, Kokushibori Apple

Chuhai Watch: Bitters Pink Grapefruit, Hyoketsu Strong European Pear, Kokushibori Apple

Three new ones on the horizon! Kirin Bitters Pink Grapefruit is coming on October 3rd at 9% abv. Kirin’s polling showed this was the flavor people wanted to try most. This is a limited release. Another limited release from Kirin is the Hyoketsu Strong European […]

Chuhai Watch: Kokushibori Grapefruit, Pineapple, Strong Zero Apple, Hyoketsu Kiwi

Chuhai Watch: Kokushibori Grapefruit, Pineapple, Strong Zero Apple, Hyoketsu Kiwi

Bring it on! Three new flavors coming in from Suntory, and one from Kirin. Suntory’s Kokushibori Grapefruit uses a whopping 40% actual fruit juice as well as grapefruit liqueur. 6% abv, 350ml, already released a week ago! In the same series is the Kokushibori Pineapple, […]

Chuhai Watch: Kokushibori Premium Aromatic Yuzu

Chuhai Watch: Kokushibori Premium Aromatic Yuzu

Another in Suntory’s Kokushibori series, this is Premium Aromatic Yuzu. It seasonal, coming on September 26 for a limited time only. 6% abv and available in the 350ml size. Interestingly, this one does actually contain shochu! They’ve added some during manufacturing to give it a richer, […]