Dare To Be Different And Suck Back A Sapporo

After three days of drinking Bud Light exclusively at Whatever, USA, I needed to re-calibrate.

What did I reach for in an attempt to regain homeostasis, aka the stability of the human body’s internal environment in response to changes in external conditions? A tall, silver, frosty can of Sapporo, the #1 Asian beer in the U.S. Think of it as the Yao Ming of beers.

Did I say Asian? I meant “awesome,” as in open up and say ahh-some. Because if you’re like me, the term “Asian beer” made me think back to gross nights consuming my weight in sake. Is there even any beer in Asia? There sure is.

Though it is technically an Asian beer, it was actually brewed by a German-trained brewer and founded in Sapporo, Japan in 1876. It made its first appearance in America in 1964, and Sapporo USA, Inc. was founded in 1984.

But who cares about the history? All you want to know is what it tastes like.

There are three kinds; Sapporo Premium, Sapporo Reserve and Sapporo Premium Light. I engorged my senses in the Premium.

Though Sapporo is technically a lager, it tastes more stout than that – at first. But what’s weird/cool/amazing, is that the aftertaste is somehow light and smooth.

The word “crisp” definitely rolled through my mind as I enjoyed my Sapporo out of its iconic silver can. There is also a hint of citrus, which may explain the bright and clear yellow color. A mix of bitterness, but with a slight sweetness is what I experienced in each mouthful.

The silver can, combined with the shape, is awesome and makes you want to drink it.

Step away from the domestics and treat yourself to a Sapporo on game day – the NFL, the NBA or the most demanding game of all, the game of life.

For more information about Sapporo Beer, visit the website.

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