April 07


Cherry Blossom Beer

Nothing goes together better than a park filled with clouds of pink cherry blossoms and beer! Prodigious amounts of the hoppy beverage are sold here at the end of March and beginning of April, and because Japanese beer is sold fresh – without preservatives, and usually within two weeks of being brewed – the brewers keep a beady eye on just how demand fluctuates from week to week. They know just how many cans to print with this year’s cherry blossom theme.

You can get some for yourself at any supermarket or convenience store, during the season!

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