I joined a factory tour of Kirin Beer Kobe Factory. Now I feel as if I were familiar with beer, although I can’t drink any alcohol because of my alcohol intolerance.
First, I leaned about the main ingredients of Kirin Ichiban: water, yeast, hop, and malted barley. Second, I learned about the brewing process, including mashing, lautering, boiling, and fermentation. Third, I learned how large each storage tank was. Finally, I saw the packaging line. I was attracted to a high speed canning line. It was sealing 2,000 cans of beer per minute!
I enjoyed the brewery tour very much. If I had been able to drink alcohol, I would have enjoyed it even more!