A manly post!!!
September 10th, 2009 by Jeff

After checking on the “junk” comments for the blog, I noticed an inadvertent lost comment from my friend Patrick. He had just read my first post and was thankful for the injection of some testosterone to the wells360 blogosphere. In the interest of keeping that flowing, I will now discuss a great BEER discovery! I also have my favorite nephew to thank for part of this discussion (that’s you Jack!). He wanted bottle caps from around the world and I would not deny him that simple request. I have been sampling beer in Canada and Japan and collecting the caps to send back to him. And while all beer is good, during my stay here at the K house hostel near Mt. Fuji, I have found a microbrew that is now climbed to the top of my list – Gotenba Kohgen Beer. I have had a delicious Weizen and now (as I write this) a quite tasty Dunkel! Now I just have to find it when I get home. All my Arizona friends, consider that your assignment! Try to find a little Japan in AZ for me so I can relive the trip with you when I get back over a cold one!



6 Responses  
corry writes:
September 11th, 2009 at 1:06 pm


I suck, i have been reading the posts but moving on quickly and not commenting, but mostly cause I am jealous. I love traveling around the world and might have to go get a japanese beer now. have fun, keep writing.

Patrick writes:
September 18th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Um. Beer, good.

Pat and Duff writes:
September 25th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

you realize that Pat will want to find all the beers you’ve had and taste them all when you get back…better keep writing down all the names…as you travel there will be more and more.


Lisa writes:
September 27th, 2009 at 5:23 am

Hey, Jeff,

I looked into your request ton find Japanese beer in Arizona. Asahi and Kirin are readily available, of course, but a red rice hopper is also available at BevMo. From time to time, Sportsmans (on 32nd St & Camelback) will carry harder to find beers from around the world. Hope that helps.

While perusing the internet for options in Arizona, I came across this article: http://www.japantrends.com/kodomo-no-nomimono-japanese-beer-for-children/

Would you pop your head into a few convenience stores, when you think of it, and see if this product is a mainstay? I am so curious! Thanks.

Jeff writes:
September 27th, 2009 at 6:49 am


Thank you for taking on this very important research. Keep up the good work! I only with that I could help you out with a little more research in Japan; but as I write this I’m am sitting with you Dad in Shanghi! We just had a awesome hot pot meal, (haoxiang!) I have now moved on to Chinese beer. I’ll let you know what he and I decide as to our Chinese favorites.



Lisa writes:
September 27th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Dad does have a “world of knowledge” about beer. You two have fun. I have another friend who lives in Narita. He has graciously agreed to take up the hunt for kid-friendly beer in Japan. :) My best to the family. Say hi to my dad for me…

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