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ICYMI: First there were beer slushies, now you can make your own

By Nora Meszaros     Jun 17, 2014 in Food
Tokyo - Japanese beer slushie innovator Kirin Ichiban launches the home-sized frozen brew machine, less than two years since his frosty beverages hit the scene.
Ichiban's Frozen Beer Slushie Maker is part of a large recent "super cold beer" trend making its way across Japan.
Available through Japan Trend Shop, the beer slushies are reportedly aimed to "enhance your thirst-quenching drinking experience."
Finally, something new.
Essentially, the beer slushie contains frozen beer foam, which acts to cool drinks for longer periods of time and also breaks down into a slushie-like concoction, according to Cool Material.
Kirin's beer slushies have been spotted at Dodgers Stadium in the past, hitting $10 or so per drink, Food Beast reports.
According to JTS, Kirin, one of Japan's top drink manufacturers, opened a special beer garden serving the slushies in Tokyo as early as 2012.
The slushie machine itself is small, about 10 inches high and 5 inches all around. You can order them online here.
Is there really a reason not to? Just proceed with minor caution – so far the only existing instructions are in Japanese.
And again, in case you missed it, here is the original beer slushie:
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