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Frozen 'Soft-Serve' Beer Keeps Your Draft Colder for Longer
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There's something particularly gnarly about warm beer, so naturally everyone has an endless arsenal of ideas for keeping their brew cold. From chilled mugs to cans that cool themselves, keeping beer cold is sort of an endless quest.
Somehow, Japanese beer company Kirin has come up with a way to keep beer colder for longer. Their latest development, Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft, creates a sort of frozen beer foam — a fluffier, boozier, foamy soft serve.
MSNBC reports that the topping is basically Ichiban beer, frozen to 23 degrees Fahrenheit while air is blown into it. When the topping is added to a headless beer, it acts as an insulating lid and keeps the drink cold for 30 minutes, Kirin claims.
The frozen beer foam machine is only available in Tokyo as of now, but we imagine plenty of Achatz-inspired bartenders will be playing around with beer foam in the near future.
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