"Sticking a mug in your freezer to ensure a cold beer may be made obsolete, if the Japanese brewing giant Kirin
has anything to do about it. How? Kirin came up with a ... way to create frozen beer foam
, dispensed the way you would a soft-serve ice cream cone.Gizmag gives us the details: 'To make the topping, regular Ichiban beer is frozen to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit)
while air is continuously blown into it. It's kind of like when a child makes bubbles in their drink, except inside a blast freezer. Once the topping is placed onto regular, unfrozen beer though, it acts as an insulating lid and keeps the drink cold for 30 minutes.'"
Might make Budweiser go down easier, but what about real beer?
A hefeweizen? An IPA? How about an entire glass full of frozen chocolate stout? I'm not going to get too excited about it but could be fun to eat while driving around on a hot summer day.