Cool beer can labels

Good morning everyone,

As feared, it's raining and it looks like it's going to rain for most of the day...and tomorrow and even into Wednesday. On top of that, the next three days are going to be cool with highs around 20C. From Thursday it should both clear up and warm up.

I'm not much of a train nut-to me, they're just a means of getting from A to B. Of course, I'd rather ride in a fast, clean, comfortable train, but I've never really understood people's fascination with them as a hobby.

Beer, on the other hand, I can get into. And while I'm not a big fan of Suntory's Premium Malt beer, I wouldn't say no if someone wanted to buy a special gift set for this one...

Established in 1899, Japanese brewing and distilling company Suntory is known for its whisky and beer, and one of its best-selling brews is “The Premium Malt’s”, a German Pilsner style beer brewed in Osaka. Having won the Grand Gold Medal in the beer category of the Monde Selection awards for three consecutive years, in 2005, 2006 and 2007, the brand has proven itself in terms of flavour, and now they’re set to impress us with some exclusive packaging as well.

The new range of limited-edition cans feature 15 shinkansen bullet trains from around the country. In addition to showcasing the different shinkansen models that run on the nation’s extensive high-speed rail networks, the cans will also feature well-known landscapes and tourist spots that can be found on each train’s local route.

The 350-milliliter cans will be sold in exclusive dozen-packs around the country from July 19. While the price point is unspecified, online retailer Bravo Ten at Rakuten plans to sell the boxes for Y2,892, plus postage.

In addition to the 12-packs, Suntory will be releasing a number of special four-piece sets, available exclusively from convenience stores around the country from July 26. Containing four 330-milliliter cans, the designs featured will be: The Hokkaido shinkansen (“Hayabusa” H5 Series) which also appears in the dozen set; the “0 Series” Tokaido-Sanyo shinkansen and the rarely sighted “East i E926” and “Doctor Yellow” 923 model trains, which inspect the conditions of the track and overhead lines while travelling at full speed, using special on-board equipment. No word yet on how much they'll cost. Remind me NOT to go to a convenience store on that'll probably be a zoo.

Have a great day!

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