Friday, April 13, 2012

This Is Cool, Literally

I'm unabashed in my disdain for overly chilled beer, and ice-laden beer glasses, but I would like to try this. Japan's Kirin Brewery has introduced Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft. LA Weekly reports:
[T]he beer company has developed a special beer foam machine in which "air is blown into the beer to fluff up the head, and then flash chilled" using a a method it calls "Frozen Agitation." 
The resulting head of foam is swirled onto a pint of beer like soft serve dispensed into a waffle cone. At about -5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit, the foam acts as a "lid" on the beer and will keep it chilled for up to half an hour. This means you can take your time to really savor and appreciate the beer. Or, you do the more fun thing and eat the foam like it's a wonderful cloud of sorbet.

Frankly, I think I'd enjoy a dish of the sorbet-like foam served by itself.

See "Kirin's Frozen Foam Draft Beer: When Beer Meets Soft Serve" for more.


  1. I don't know. A beer float is not like a root-beer float.

    1. I want the machine to make some Bleu & Gray Stonewall Stout Sorbet. :-)


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