Frozen Draft Beer Now in Epcot’s Japan Pavillion!

Published October 23, 2012 by


Photo from Disney Parks Blog. 

Frozen Kirin draft beer?

It’s very popular in Tokyo, Japan, and sold at more than 650 locations. However, you can only find it in one spot in the continental U.S. and that is  the Japan Pavilion at Epcot.

(It’s also sold in Honolulu). You canl find the frozen Kirin in the Garden House, the Kabuki Cafe and in the Tokyo Dining restaurant!

That swirl on top isn’t soft serve ice cream. It is actually a light frozen topping made of beer that is reported to keep the draft  cold for about 30 minutes. The swirl actually tastes like beer! It actually keeps the beer cold so you can enjoy it a little slower in the Florida heat.  But who wants to do that? This frozen Kirin draft beer will set you back $8.

Here’s what they had to say over at Disney Food Blog:

“While the beer underneath is completely liquid at all times, the head on the glass is essentially super aerated and chilled — a frozen foam of beer, pretty much. This protective foam works as a mini-refrigerator, keeping the liquid beer beneath colder for longer.

The head slowly melts back down into liquid beer if you wait long enough, but it does stay in tact for about 10-20 minutes in my experience.

It’s a bit hard to work around to get a sip of the liquid beer (if you’ve had butterbeer in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, you have an idea of the phenomenon); but it doesn’t alter the taste of the brew.”

Have you tried it? What did you think?


2 comments on “Frozen Draft Beer Now in Epcot’s Japan Pavillion!

  • I love beer but this was just ok for me, I like beer with lots of flavor and this just did not have it. Neat concept so I like it for that but only did it once & won’t do it again.

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