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Video: Kirin Makes Beer Slushy At Dodger Stadium, Fulfills 7-11 Fantasies

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There's always been a bicoastal battle between two of our country's great cities, Los Angeles and New York. And last night, there was a clear victor. Not only did the Dodgers beat the Yankees with a walk-off, but fans were able to watch it all with cold craft beer slushies in hand. Take that NYC.

Kirin Ichiban introduced their frozen beers to Dodger Stadium this year as part of the revamp of the food and beverage programs. It sits alongside brews like Golden Road and Fireman's Brew at three of the Think Blue Bars on the Loge Level of the stadium. (It's also sold at Chaya's Downtown beer garden, Katsuya at the Americana at Brand, and Katana on Sunset.)

The idea is pretty simple really, but certainly ingenious. Take the Tokyo-made pilsner, place it in a slushie machine, and cool it down to 23 degrees. Because there's alcohol involved, it'll never totally freeze. And when poured on top of a headless cup of Kirin, it keeps your beer cold for a full 30 minutes. (The head is skimmed off so that the slushie will float atop the beer.)

Naturally, keeping a beer ultra-cool on a hot summer's day has some appeal. But let's get real, the draw here is that they've fulfilled every fantasy you've ever had of frozen beer in the Slurpee machine at 7-11. Now if only they could get this into retail locations, we could stop spiking our slushies on the sly.

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Here's a video of the Kirin frozen beers in action. Thank goodness for beer in the bleachers.