The Premium Malts – featuring Ichiro

Made by Suntory, The Premium Malts a pilsner that originated in the Czech Republic and Germany as their model, a craft a world-class beer that was delicate, and with a hoppy aroma, firm body, and a deep, rich flavor was created.

In 2017, Seattle Mariners and brand had a series of pilsner baseball beers featuring Japanese legend, Ichiro Suzuki in hitting poses in 2017.

ABV – 5.5%

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Ichiro Suzuki for The Premium Malts by Suntory
Ichiro Suzuki for The Premium Malts by Suntory

Ichiro Suzuki Promoting Ichiban Shibori

Unlike the United States where active major leaguers may not endorse beer, this is untrue Japan. Suntory is not the first beer brand Ichiro was the spokesperson for. Back in 2009, he promoted Ichiban Shibori for Kirin, though he was never on a label. Interestingly, Kirin and Suntory were later in merger talks in 2010, but it never came to fruition.

Ichiro Suzuki for Kirin Beer
Ichiro Suzuki on Subway Ad in Tokyo for Kirin Beer

Kirin Ichiban Shibori Featuring Ichiro Suzuki

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