100% malt. first press beer.
KIRIN ICHIBAN is brewed from only malt, hops and water. Unlike other beers, only the first press of the wort is used. That´s why it´s called ICHIBAN - meaning “first” and “best” in Japanese.
“Ichiban Shibori” is a unique method of brewing beer at its purest from a single pure ingredient:
100% malt. This one–and–only technique gives KIRIN ICHIBAN a unique taste and flavor found nowhere else in the world.
What is “first press method”? (=Ichiban Shibori method)
The first press
of the wort
The second press
of the wort
- Most brewers blend the first and second press of the wort
- For KIRIN ICHIBAN, only the first press of the wort is used
- Premium quality and the result is a refined taste
The only beer in the world brewed by this method
Crisp start, followed by rich flavor.
The flavor of beer brewed from 100% malt is usually described as strong and heavy. But KIRIN ICHIBAN, brewed only from the first press of the wort, is crisp yet maintains all the rich flavor of the malt. And this makes KIRIN ICHIBAN the perfect accompaniment to Japanese food - known for its subtle and delicate flavor - or any of the world´s other cuisines.
Enjoy a premium beer experience with KIRIN ICHIBAN, made only from the purest of pure malt.