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Get Drunk with Hello Kitty...Literally

I feel like I'm going to hell just for writing this.

We all know the line: “there's a Hello Kitty everything.” And yet, I still manage to be surprised when I hear about new HK products! Over at Topless Robot Rob has spotted the latest travesty: Hello Kitty beer.

It's actually a really odd product. Apparently a joint venture between Sanrio and German brewery Beck's, the labeling is pink and even sports a “female” symbol a well as Hello Kitty's doubtlessly intoxicated face...but the bottle is still a manly green, which, um, is really ugly with pink, if you ask me. I mean, I could have forgiven the big burly BECKS logo, but couldn't they have switched to a clear bottle, or even just a more standard brownish tint? I dunno.

Of course, this is hardly Hello Kitty's first alcoholic beverage-- after all, she was created in 1974, so she's ben legal for almost 15 years.  She's hawked her own wine, sake, martinis, you name it. And I'm willing to bet that there are some bars in Japan with drinks illicitly named after the pop culture icon (and maybe some with legit drinks too).

That said...if someone came to your con party with a six-pack of these, and you were legally of age to drink...would you?
ethan staff on April 24, 2009 at 10:03 a.m.
I'd love to see those for sale here in the US... never gonna happen.

Digg this article if you thought it was cool:  http://digg.com/comics_animation/Hello_Kitty_Defiles_All_of_Beer_kind
otakureviewon April 24, 2009 at 10:19 a.m.
I wouldn't only because I hate beer with a passion. This does inspire me to make my own illicitly named 'Hello Kitty' drink though, already have some for all the sailor senshi after all ^_^;;
giaon April 24, 2009 at 10:53 a.m.
Yeah...I hate beer too. But I don't know if I could resist a sip of this.

I wish it were like, a lambic ale though. The really sweet, fruity stuff. That'd be awesome :D

What WOULD be in a Hello Kitty mixed drink though? I'm thinking it'd be some kind of  alcoholic apple-strawberry smoothie. Pink, natch. ;)
lanaswifton April 24, 2009 at 10:56 a.m.
Real women drink beer, gia. Real women drink beer. I wouldn't touch this stuff with a fifty foot pole though.
Nikoon April 24, 2009 at 11:39 a.m.
I don't care for most beers, but I would likely at least try a sip.
Sonata moderator on April 24, 2009 at 12:31 p.m.
Why did it have to be Beck'sXPP
Sigueon April 24, 2009 at 1:51 p.m.
I'd rather drink Sengoku Basara beer.
Katsumi_Shizukaon April 24, 2009 at 2:02 p.m.
I hate Beer, but I'll get it if it's Hello Kitty.

I had a plaid Hello Kitty suitcase when I was a kid. I packed it with my pink blanket and teddy bear when I was 8 and tried to run away xP
giaon April 24, 2009 at 2:17 p.m.
Katsumi_Shizuka: Awww! I took my stuffed elephant and a bunch of my books when I did the same ;)
Zeouterlimitson April 24, 2009 at 2:43 p.m.
I'd love to have them and whip them out one night with a bunch of guys about.
  Just for the lulz.

Would personally much prefer a Hello Kitty whiskey.
Katsumi_Shizukaon April 24, 2009 at 3:20 p.m.
gia said:
"Katsumi_Shizuka: Awww! I took my stuffed elephant and a bunch of my books when I did the same ;)"

Lol those were my two prize possessions at the time. I had them both since birth. I still have teh bear.. but unfortunately my blanket was thrown away because I was to old for it at 15 xP Yes I did cry xP But I still have the Suitcase. I actually am planning on giving it to my niece ^_^
giaon April 24, 2009 at 4:03 p.m.
Ouch! My BFF's blanket was so well-worn that by the time she was 13 it was practically shreds-- I dunno if she still has it. MY childhood blankie is in good shape though-- my mum made it, so it's not going anywhere ;)
Kou_Leifohon April 24, 2009 at 5:12 p.m.
Hello Kitty beer? that's pretty crazy.
AndrewBon April 24, 2009 at 8:25 p.m.
Hell yes I would. Okay, sure, it's Becks, but does it look like any other company is going to acquire the Hello Kitty license any time soon?
rocketbomberon April 24, 2009 at 8:41 p.m.
So:

Hello Kitty 'beer' [sic] [*cough, hack, cough*] would in fact be a sweetened, fruity flavoured alcho-pop (or 'happousei' -- the so-called third-type beers noted for their lack of actual barley malt and the tax exemption they gain from that ommision) 

I think the 'American' equivalent would be Smirnoff Ice.  And it appeals to the same demographic.

I can't explain Becks involvement with Sanrio, and won't try, and also won't be trying whatever it is they choose to put in a bottle with this label  (hate Becks anyway; the green bottles end up skunked more often than not by the time I can get around to buying and consuming any).

coonce staff on April 24, 2009 at 11:52 p.m.
this is ridicurous!
ethan staff on April 25, 2009 at 12:50 p.m.
i love beer
animemizon April 25, 2009 at 6:18 p.m.
Ahh ewww.. I think I'll pass.. and just when I tho that Hello Kitty brand can't go down any more..>_<

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