Business Sep 10, 2020

Major Japanese beer makers' sales down in August

Four major Japanese beer makers separately said Thursday that their sales of beer and quasi-beer products in August fell from a year earlier, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Sales in volume terms were down 18 percent at Sapporo Breweries Ltd., 12 percent at ...

Japan's first zero-carb beer to hit shelves next month

Business / Corporate Aug 27, 2020

Japan's first zero-carb beer to hit shelves next month

Kirin Brewery Co. said Thursday it will start selling a zero-carbohydrate regular beer in October, the first such product offered by a domestic brewer, to tap demand among increasingly health-conscious consumers. The zero-carb beer under the major brewery's flagship Ichibanshibori brand will be launched on ...

Kirin to release two new whisky brands

Business / Corporate Mar 18, 2020

Kirin to release two new whisky brands

Kirin Brewery Co. on Tuesday announced the release of two new domestic whisky brands. The Fuji and Riku whiskies will be the first additions to the Kirin Holdings Co. unit's lineup of the liquor in some 15 years. The move follows widespread supply shortages of domestic ...