It’s the Manga for Dudes Who Enjoy Sharing a Brew

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 4, 2010 in Comic Books

Suntory themed 'The Premium Malts' manga advertorial

Advertorials are those sponsored sections in magazines which are usually trying to give you the soft sell — so I was somewhat surprised to see that not only has this approach been adopted to manga, but used to sell beer in Japan! From my crude translation this is a special publication sponsored by Suntory premium malts and is a “celebration of father’s day” which is June 20th. Read more…

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Space Beer: To Brew Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 19, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections, Science

What happens when a top flight international team of biochemists and rocket scientists get together? The answer is Space Beer! The brew was created with barley grown on the International Space Station: Read more…

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Aspirational Americana Alcohol Ads of the 80s

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 21, 2008 in Japanese TV

From the land of the free and the home of the bud comes these two Japanese adverts from the 80s. My guess is that the commercial above for Budweiser may have been slightly inspired by shows like Dallas from that era — while the below Coors ad features music by David Foster and Lee Ritenour:

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