This Japanese Beer Captures the Taste of Sakura Season

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 19, 2015
References: sanktgallenbrewery & japantrends
For those who just can't get enough cherry blossoms, Sankt Gallen introduced a Japanese beer that channels the flavor of sakuramochi, a pink rice cake that's traditionally covered with a cherry blossom leaf. The beer is made with actual cherry blossom petals from Nagano, which is regarded as one of the best places to see sakura in bloom.

Egging spring on, this beer is already being sold at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. Although the alcohol content of the beer is relatively low at only 5%, the sheer novelty factor of the brew is bound to have people seeking it out in Japan. Plus, the special springtime sakura label on the brown bottle is enticing enough to make it known that this is not your average bottle of beer.