Using Braille markings to help blind people read or navigate such things as elevator keypads and street crossings is fairly common around the world. But, in Japan blind beer drinkers are getting an extra aid.
Japanese brewers have begun stamping patterns of raised dots on top of their beer cans so consumers can differentiate between beer and non-alcoholic drinks in cans. In Braille, the dots read "alcohol." Kirin Brewery, however, has gone a step farther by spelling out "Kirin Beer" in Braille.
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