Japanese beers are of a higher standard than those from most other Asian countries. They have a crisp, light taste which accompanies delicate food like sushi well. Two of the best known Japanese beers are Sapporo and Kirin. The latter has been named after a half-horse, half-dragon mythical beast. It is a refreshing golden lager which accompanies food well, being pretty popular in other Asian countries as well as the UK.
Sapporo tastes like a Bavarian-style beer, having been brewed by Japan’s first brewery. The Kaitakushi Brewery was established in 1876; its Sapporo beer is a light, crisp lager which goes well with light foods, such as, rice or sushi.