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Beer Recipes With Sapporo As We Explore This Japanese Lager

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Founded in Sapporo, Japan in 1876, a German-trained brewer named Seibei Nakagawa combined his advanced brewing knowledge with his passion for Japanese craftsmanship and created a one-of-a-kind beer. From the beginning, Sapporo was a favorite among beer lovers – a crisp, clean taste they appreciated and an advanced brewing process they respected. Today, Sapporo is the oldest beer brand in Japan.

Sapporo lagers, with their famously crisp and refreshing taste, have been enjoyed by stylish and contemporary, yet selective beer-loving consumers for almost half a century in the U.S. Sapporo Premium was first brought to America in 1964. In 1984, SAPPORO U.S.A., INC. was founded to maintain the high quality and distribution of the brand throughout the country. Soon thereafter, Sapporo established its status as the #1 selling Asian beer in the United States. Today, three varieties of the brand (Sapporo Premium, Sapporo Reserve, and Sapporo Premium Light) are enjoyed by beer connoisseurs across the country.

We decided we should share some official recipes from Sapporo and explore more about this Japanese made, German style lager.

Sapporo Teriyaki Sauced Pork Ribs by Richard Wachtel, grillingwithrich.com

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Ingredients

* 1 Rack pork ribs

Sapporo Teriyaki Sauce

* 1 12 oz bottle Sapporo beer

* 1 cup soy sauce

* 1 cup sugar

Teriyaki Rub

* 1 cup brown sugar

* 1 1/2 Tsp sea salt

* 1/2 Tsp Pepper

* 1 1/2 Tsp garlic powder

* 1/8 cup Smoked paprika

Directions 

Sapporo Teriyaki Sauce –

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to boil and reduce by half. Strain and cool.

Teriyaki Rub –

Mix all the ingredients together in a little mixing bowl.

  1. Prepare your grill for indirect heat, and get your internal temperature to 250 degrees

  2. Strip the membrane of the pork ribs, and then coat the ribs with the Teriyaki Rub

  3. Place your ribs on your grill for 2 hours

  4. Remove your ribs and wrap the ribs in tin foil and then place back in the grill for another hour

  5. Boil the teriyaki sauce and then remove the ribs and coat the sauce on the ribs.

  6. Place the ribs back in your grill for another hour

  7. Remove the ribs when the internal temperature reaches 190.

  8. Serve hot


 

Sapporo Chili Recipe

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Ingredients

Olive Oil (enough to coat the bottom of a large sautee pan)

¼ cup of Minced Garlic

1lb of ground turkey 85/15 (or other ground meat of your choosing. You can also combo other meats also like pulled chicken, ground beef, ground pork, etc.)

1/8 cup of granulated garlic

1/8 cup of granulated onion

1/8 cup of paprika

1/8 cup of ground cumin

A pinch of Italian seasoning

A pinch of ground coriander

A pinch of smoked sea salt

A pinch of ground pepper

2 16 oz cans of organic vegetarian chili (if you cannot find organic canned veggie chili, a nonorganic one is fine also.

Note: if you prefer and have time, you can use dried beans

1 16 oz can of cannellini beans (rinse and drain)

½ of a 28oz. can of crushed tomatoes

1 6oz can of tomato paste

½ cup of homemade or jarred tomato sauce of your choosing

¼ cup of BBQ sauce (homemade or brand of your choosing)

¼ cup of Heinz ketchup

½ of a 12 oz bottle/ or ½ of a 16 oz can of Sapporo Premium

 

Instructions

  1. Cover bottom of large sautee pan with olive oil and add minced garlic

  2. Season ground meat with a pinches of granulated garlic, onion and chili powder and salt and pepper

  3. Brown ground meat in large pan with heat turned up about half way so to not burn meat and spice mixture

  4. Once meat is browned, transfer to slow cooker

  5. Add canned chili or soaked beans, rest of all spices, sauces, pastes, beer and stir in crock pot to blend all ingredients together

  6. Set cooker to low and timer to 8 hours. After 8 hours, cooker will switch to warm if you are not serving right away

  7. Make sure to stir every hour or so, so chili doesn’t stick and tomato based products don’t burn

  8. Feel free to top with chopped up cooked bacon, fried onions, shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions or anything you like

  9. Serve with tortilla chips and an ice cold Sapporo!


 

Morphing Sapporo Summer Shandy

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Raspberry ice cubes keep this shandy cool and never diluted for a 2-for-1 cocktail experience, as the ice melts so does the raspberry flavor adding a new layer to your cocktail’s flavor profile.

4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 oz. simple syrup (3 for a sweeter cocktail)

Sapporo Premium Beer

​Raspberry ice cubes*​

Add raspberry ice cubes, lemon juice and simple syrup to pint glass or beer mug, top with Sapporo and gently stir with a bar spoon. 

*Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of fresh raspberries to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Once water begins to boil, turn heat to a simmer and let steep 15-20 minutes or until raspberries begin to lose their color. Strain the raspberries and fill ice cub tray with flavored water and freeze until solid.


 

Learn More About Sapporo lagers:

Sapporo beers are made from only the finest natural ingredients and epitomized by a luxurious use of aroma hops & fine aroma hops. The combination of select barley and hops with an extreme attention to quality give Sapporo beers their crisp taste, refreshing flavor, and mild, refined bitterness. Their uniquely shaped silver can represents the distinctive style and flavor one can enjoy from Sapporo beer. Before reaching consumers, Sapporo goes through multiple processes to ensure the quality is at its best. Sapporo scientifically tests gas volume and oxygen levels, and perform a thorough “five senses” test, including smell, taste, color, foaming, and brightness. From quality ingredients to their unique packaging to thorough testing, Sapporo knows how premium beer is made.

Sapporo Premium:

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ABOUT

With a rich gold color and refined bitterness, Sapporo Premium delivers an amazingly crisp, perfectly balanced taste and a smooth finish. This sessional beer pairs well with any food choice. With lush use of aroma hops, Sapporo Premium has a refreshing flavor and refined bitterness with notes of citrus and light hops to leave a crisp, clean finish. Whether in our iconic SILVER CAN that is long loved by our American fans, in bottles, or on tap, Sapporo Premium can be enjoyed on any occasion.

PRODUCTION

Crafted from only select barley and hops, Sapporo beers are also made with extreme attention to quality. Their uniquely shaped silver can represents the distinctive style and flavor one can enjoy from Sapporo beer. Before reaching consumers, Sapporo goes through multiple processes to ensure the quality is at its best. Sapporo scientifically tests gas volume and oxygen levels, and perform a thorough “five senses” test, including smell, taste, color, foaming, and brightness. All Sapporo Premium bottles and 12 oz. cans are brewed and packaged in the USA, Sapporo Premium 22 oz. cans (‘Silver Can’) are brewed and canned in Canada.

APPEARANCE AND AROMA

A bright and clear yellow in color. When poured, it has tight, white foam with good lacing.

Packed with pleasant floral esters.

TASTING NOTES

Sweet up front with modest hops, and malt characteristics. A balanced sweetness that offers a round fullness on the palate. The beer finishes with a smooth, refined bitterness, and slightly hoppy notes. The aftertaste is clean and pleasant, and pairs well with most foods.

AVAILABILITY

Sapporo has distribution in all 50 states. Available in a 12 oz. bottle, 16 oz. bottle, 20.3 oz. bottle, 12 oz. can, 22 oz. can, and draft keg.


 

Sapporo Premium Light:

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ABOUT

Sapporo, the oldest beer brand in Japan, was first brewed in Sapporo, Japan in 1876. Since its creation, Sapporo has combined German-style brewing and Japanese craftsmanship. Beer lovers marvel at the crisp, clean taste and advanced brewing process. This unique combination has made Sapporo the #1 Asian beer in the U.S.

PRODUCTION

Crafted from only select barley and hops, Sapporo beers are also made with extreme attention to quality. Before reaching consumers, Sapporo goes through multiple processes to ensure the quality is at its best. Sapporo scientifically tests gas volume and oxygen levels, and perform a thorough “five senses” test, including smell, taste, color, foaming, and brightness. Sapporo Premium Light is brewed and bottled in the USA.

APPEARANCE AND AROMA

Bright and clear straw color with a fine, white foam. The aroma is light with malt and grass notes.

TASTING NOTES

Sapporo Premium Light has a gentle, smooth, and elegant style. The mouth feel is clean and light with a thin body, offering an easy drinkability. There is minimal aftertaste. Although with a low 119 calories, this light beer never disappoints thanks to the great balance and flavor inherited from Sapporo Premium.

AVAILABILITY

Sapporo has distribution in all 50 states. Available in a 12 oz. bottle.


 

Sapporo Reserve:

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ABOUT

Sapporo, the oldest beer brand in Japan, was first brewed in Sapporo, Japan in 1876. Since its creation, Sapporo has combined German-style brewing and Japanese craftsmanship. Beer lovers marvel at the crisp, clean taste and advanced brewing process. This unique combination has made Sapporo the #1 Asian beer in the U.S.

PRODUCTION

Crafted from only select barley and hops, Sapporo beers are also made with extreme attention to quality. Their uniquely shaped silver can represents the distinctive style and flavor one can enjoy from Sapporo beer. Before reaching consumers, Sapporo goes through multiple processes to ensure the quality is at its best. Sapporo scientifically tests gas volume and oxygen levels, and perform a thorough “five senses” test, including smell, taste, color, foaming, and brightness. Sapporo Reserve cans and bottles are brewed and bottled/canned in Canada.

TASTING NOTES

Sapporo Reserve is a world-class lager that’s made using only select barley. It is an all-malt beer that delivers a deep golden hue, full body and intense complexity. The beer has bright clarity with a thick, stable white foam. Its aroma is malty and earthy, with a round, robust maltiness and slightly sweet flavor. Sapporo Reserve has a full body and round mouth feel, with a slightly bitter finish.

AVAILABILITY

Sapporo has distribution in all 50 states. Reserve is available in a 22 oz. can and a 12 oz. bottle.


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For more information about Sapporo Beer, please visit http://sapporobeer.com/

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