“Ichiban” means Number One!

And that’s what the brewers at Kirin had in mind when they created Kirin Ichiban.  Since its introduction in 1990, Kirin Ichiban has become one of Japan’s most acclaimed and best selling beers, and a favorite of beer lovers across North America.

First Press Brewing and New All Malt Formula

Kirin Ichiban is made with a luxurious single wort (or first press) brewing process which extracts only the purest, most flavorful portion of the finest ingredients.  When combined with its new all malt formula, the result is a distinctively smooth, clean, and full-bodied beer—yet with none of the bitter aftertaste one would expect from a beer with this much flavor.

What makes Kirin Ichiban the purest beer in the world

Single wort brewing process.  All malt formula using only the finest two-row barley malt.  European noble hops.  A distinctively rich flavor, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.

Available in 12-oz and 22 oz bottles, 12-oz and 24 oz cans, plus 7.75-gal and 15.5-gal kegs.

Per 12 fl oz average analysis: 145 calories, 10.6g carbs, 0.9g protein and 0.0g fat
Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Kirin Ichiban® Beer, Los Angeles, CA