This Extremely Blue Japanese Beer Is Finally Available in the U.S.

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Photo: Firebox

Abashiri Beer’s Okhotsk Blue Draft was introduced to Japan five years ago as a gimmicky, quaffable paean to the frigid Sea of Okhotsk, but thanks to online curio depot Firebox, the courageous American or homesick Tokyoite can now order it in $21 four-packs, filling a demand neither likely had.

Only $5.25 a can!
Only $5.25 a can! Photo: Cassandra Rose Tannenbaum/New York Magazine

Of course, bright blue isn’t what you’d call the most natural color, but Abashiri achieves the refreshing hue organically with gardenias, local seaweed, and melted Okhotsk iceberg water. Bonus: Chinese yam is said to throw in a “superior head” that looks like ice. Reviews are less than stellar, but still, those Silver Bullet blue mountains feel a little cheapened right now.

[Firebox via FWF]

This Extremely Blue Japanese Beer Is Finally Available in the U.S.