Ever since I tried this beer, I'd been looking for it everywhere.
It's called Aooni ("Blue Demon") or India Pale Ale. I tried it at one of the parties, and I thought it wasn't bad. It's a 7% strong beer that's quite easy to drink.
I managed to find it in the Tokyu supermarket in Aobadai. I went in at opening time. If you've ever been there then, it's the strangest experience. Walking past EVERY aisle I got bowed to by ALL the staff.
It was so awkward. It happened so much it felt like they were taking the piss. I've noticed the same thing happen at department stores at closing time as well. To give you an impression what it felt like, watch this video.
On this second tasting, this beer didn't appeal to me all that much. It cost close to 300 yen, but I think the much cheaper Suntory draft 8% Strong tastes not a whole lot different, and an extra 1% makes all the difference ;)
Likely this will be the last time I get this, AND the last time I go to a supermarket at opening time.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Posted by Jimmy In Japan at 12:55 pm