Is the second symbol to ? と ?
I think so. The kanji at the beginning is barley. the little curling hiragana would be " to" (and) and the katana says "hoppu" (hops).
I always used to love the surprise giveaways in Japan. We don't get that much here in NZ except at the beauty counters of department stores.
Attractive packaging, was it any good?
Ted said it was better than the regular Sapporo beer he drinks because it was free!
It's the thing I miss the most from Korea. They call it "service" there. I wish they'd adopt it in North America.