Japanese cuisine offers subtle flavors that require attention to detail, and, with KIRIN ICHIBAN,
we’ve brought this attention to beer. This detail lies at the foundation of all Japanese art and
represents a philosophy many around the world have adopted.
KIRIN ICHIBAN manifests the authentic tastes of nature crafted to appeal to the palate,
and it pairs beautifully with Japanese cuisine.
Malt, hops, and water brought together
to an art form. Unlike other beers,
we use only the first press of the wort, hence ICHIBAN
—which means first as well as best in Japanese.
Our First Press process, or ichiban shibori method in Japanese, brews beer to its purest state for the best flavor,
extracting only the most flavorful of the finest ingredients.