Taste Soft-Serve Beer in Japan Melanie Chamberlain April 11, 2012 Food + Booze, Japan, Sidelines 1 Comment Kirin Ichiban Shibori Stout ©James Cridland The hottest new trend in beer? Really cold beer. Ice cold. The team of inventors at Japanese brewing giant Kirin, have figured out how to create frozen beer foam that can beer poured on top of a beer like soft-serve ice cream. When the ice-cold beer foam topping is poured onto regular, unfrozen beer, it acts as an insulating lid and keeps the drink cold for 30 minutes. As the foam melts, it won’t dilute the beer with water as regular ice cubes would because the foam itself is beer. A trip to Tokyo is necessary for those who want to quench their thirst with this unique brew. Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft is currently available in Tokyo and will be released nationwide in May. Read more at MSNBC. One Response Deano @ JTM December 11, 2012 Beer-genius. Keen to try this one, in the photo it looks a lot darker than a draft… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. × five = five Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.