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[QLD] Asahi Super Dry 24x 334ml Olympic Limited Edition Carton $49.99 (with Minimum $12.50 Spend on Groceries) @ Genki Mart

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Carton of Limited edition Asahi Tokyo Olympics super dry bottles 24x334ml. RRP $114.26 now $49.99. These seem to be the genuine article (Not brewed in Australia). Under Qld Legislation You Need to Spend 25% of the Transaction on Grocery items ($12.50) to buy alcohol

Available at all Genki mart locations (Brisbane, Alderly, and Tarragindi.)

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  • +1 vote

    114.26 coz Olympics?

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      Nah probably because it was imported.

  • +2 votes

    These seem to be the genuine article (not brewed under license).

    Asahi brew the 330ml bottles here. Asahi bought the CUB brewery, so no need to be brewed under licence when they own the facility.

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      Oh, I’ll edit the description then. I wasn’t aware. These bottles are likely imported though.

      • +1 vote

        If these are just local bottles "with Olympic label" - it makes it an expensive Deal.

        Hopefully someone can confirm country of origin.

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      Does it still taste like the Japan brewed ones? I'm wondering if the ingredients are the exact same - like different varieties from different regions

      • +4 votes

        Most report it is slightly different. I just buy the 500ml cans - brewed in Japan (better value with discounts & cashback).

      • +2 votes

        No, it's disgusting. Get the cans if you want the real deal (unless this is actually Japan brewed)

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        Guests where I am staying on holiday in FN Qld, kindly left 2 Australian brewed Asahi bottles for me. Free beer! My first taste of those. Compared with my Japanese brewed Asahi 500ml can.

        Disappointing. Wouldn't waste my money on those!
        Totally unlike the Japanese brewed Asahi. Not a crisp, pleasant beer to drink ice cold. Totally different taste!

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      These are 334ml so maybe not brewed here?

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        Yes - Deal originally listed these as 330ml. So these are not Australian stock.

  • +1 vote

    They closed at 6:30, so I couldn’t call and check. However, asahi black is sold in 334ml bottles and is produced in Japan. Whereas the locally brewed bottles only come in at 330ml. Also I have not seen any locally produced asahi with the Olympic logos on it. I think it’s a pretty safe bet.

    • +1 vote

      Good effort!
      Yes, the Black & 500ml cans sold here are brewed in Japan 🍺

      Once rang First Choice to confirm country of origin for 330ml Asahi. Their site showed Japan, staff read "Japan's biggest selling beer" & told me Japan. I asked them to check carton again - it was brewed in China then :-(

  • +1 vote

    Didn't realise genkimart sold alcohol.
    Good to know.
    Not sure if its essential shopping in Lockdown?

    Miss drinking StrongZero!

    • +1 vote

      They also sell groceries. Under QLD government legislation alcohol can be sold in specialty shops. However, it has to be purchased with groceries. I can’t recall the specific amount. Thanks for the reminder I will add to description.

      • +1 vote

        Brisbane’s Largest Japanese Grocery Store
        I didn't know about this Japanese store close to my house. So thanks 👍
        Definitely worth an upvote.

        • +2 votes

          Thank you, yeah do check them out when you get the chance. They have an extensive range of grocery and also drinks including strong zero.

          But Suntory has also started producing “-196” here which is strong zero with an abv of 6%.

          • +2 votes

            @strongzero: Certainly will!
            Am currently on Magnetic Island (up North) with only 1 x 500ml Asahi can left in the fridge… But 2 cartons in Brissie. Waiting for lockdown to lift.

          • +1 vote

            @strongzero: $20 for a 4 pack :( I loved those drinks in Japan but they are much cheaper. Rather spend that $20 on some fancy beer.. I guess there is no getting around the alcopop tax

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              @nubzy: Definitely can not avoid the tax and considering it’s 6% it’s stronger than most other alcopops. May be worth waiting until next first choice 20% cashback to stock up.

    • +2 votes

      If alcohol isn't essential, you're not an oz.

  • +1 vote

    I gotta check out genki mart

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    Great find!

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    Could anyone please tell me which Qld Legislation force us to spend 25% of the Transaction on Grocery items? I heard same thing at a different shop on the other day and I was just wondered. Thanks in advance.

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      I can’t find the legislation, I just know that there’s a couple Korean & Japanese groceries that sell alcohol with this requirement.