Orion Beer Announces Orion The Premium 🍺

Orion The Premium Lineup

First teased on their Twitter account, Orion Beer is releasing a new drink called Orion The Premium on 10/25. Made with a “miracle yeast” from Okinawa, it has a rich taste that’s not bitter like other beer and leaves a clean and smooth aftertaste. (Sounds like the perfect beer for us!). The new beer’s motto is “From Okinawa to the World” so hopefully we’ll see it imported at your favorite local store. Karii! 🍻

Orion The Premium CM

Oh, and if you notice the voice for the CM’s song, that’s Awich and it’s a cover of Mongol800’s “Ryukyu Aika” which she’s releasing (see her Tweet below)!

Orion Beer’s First Collaboration “Shuri 1427”

via Twitter

It’s amazing that Orion Beer is doing its first collaboration with a special beer named “Shuri 1427”. The collaboration is with Wolfbräu, a microbrewery located in Shuri, and the resulting product looks amazing (we bet it tastes amazing too). 1427 is the date that Ryutan and the Ankokuzan was created. Read more about the collaboration on Orion Beer’s website.

Wallpaper: Suntory’s Jug-nama featuring Airi Taira and Mew Azama

Not one, but two wallpapers from Suntory for their Jug-nama (ジョッキ) beverage featuring actress Airi Taira (yeah, we need to add her to our actresses from Okinawa list) and model Myu “Mew” Azama.

desktop20100701125055.pngAiri Taira
desktop20100701125032.pngMew Azama

Download the wallpapers for your Mac/PC over here.

(Via 壁紙fan!)

Wallpaper: Meisa Kuroki is so smooth


It’s not what you think. Yeah, she’s beautiful and all and it’s not like we’re saying that she’s not smooth but this time, actress/singer Meisa Kuroki is promoting a new beer from Kirin called Kirin Smooth. So how about having Meisa on your Mac/PC screen with the words “I am Smooth!” to look at when you’re reading Karakui.com? Good? We think so. 😛

(Via 壁紙fan!)

Off the Wall to feature live Okinawan music!!!

Off the Wall
Originally uploaded by Champuru

Watch, enjoy and listen to live Okinawan music every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month at Off the Wall (Aiea, Hawaii).

(From their email newsletter—nifee deebitan to Sandaa-sensei for the tip!):

Join us this coming Wednesday, September 17, at OFF THE WALL BAR for LIVE OKINAWAN MUSIC by Afuso-Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii (featuring Grant “Sandaa” Murata-sensei, Kenton Odo-sensei & members of the club).

Music starts at 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For this special event we have drink specials of $7 – Orion Okinawan Beer (21 oz); purchase a bottle of Awamori and we will hold it for you—featuring Shimauta Awamori or Iichiko Kurobin Shochu Bottles for only $40.00 (at a special price only for this day).

Enjoy Okinawan food dishes such as Rafute, Goya (bittermelon) Champuru, Tofu Champuru, Eggplant Pork Miso Champuru and more!

Seating is limited!!!

For More Information conctact us @ Ph: 808.486.WALL (808.486.9255).
Located @ the Pearl Kai Shopping Center, across from Pearlridge Sears
98-199 Kamehameha Hwy, B-10
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

The food and atmosphere there is excellent (okay, to be fair, I’ve only been there once—check out Donna’s pics of their delicious food—but more reason to go back, yeah?). I’m so there! Tobiiri anyone? (And Sandaa-sensei, I’m coming for one of those bottles of Shimauta Awamori. 😉 )

Desktop: Beer and Beni


Or should the title have read Beni and Beer? Well, regardless, this is a match made in heaven when a pop idol like Beni Arashiro becomes the image girl for an alcoholic beverage from one of my favorite beer makers: Orion Breweries based in Nago, Okinawa. There are two different wallpapers to choose from as well as two screensavers (PC-only) that follow the theme of each wallpaper. The website is kind of cluttered but you’ll also find a CM with Beni’s single “SouthernSter” that’ll make you forget that they’re trying to sell you beer. (Via 壁紙fan!)

Interested in her music? Check out a couple of Beni’s albums and singles at the iTunes Store.