Japanese beer maker Kirin has created a solution to the ever-frustrating warm beer. The company's new frozen foam topping, Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft, acts as an insulating lid and keeps the drink cold for 30 minutes. The foam is made by cooling the beer to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, while a machine continuously blows air into the mixture. The frothy, creamy result doesn't water down the beer when it finally melts, and the beverage also is creamier (immaterial, really, as it shouldn't take anyone 30 minutes to drink a beer).
Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft is currently available in Tokyo and will launch throughout Japan in May.