I was in the much mentioned Hairy Tortoise last night and I notice their beer menu has a new arrival. Asahi Super Dry. 2000ml. That’s right, my favourite sound in Japan* is now availible in London. Admittedly for the price of ‘13.60, which is possibly a bit steep for just under four pints – though the 500ml bottles are ‘3.90 so maybe not. I wonder how many they sell? The three of us were quite tempted last night.

*My trip to Japan two years ago involved much wonder of the multiple beer vending machines, and in particular the worship of the occasional TWO LITRE CANS of Asahi. Not so much for the contents, but more the sound of two kilogrammes of beer falling out of a vending machine. It does make a mighty sound. Marvel at the full range of sizes.