Baird Bakayaro by Baird Beer

Baird Bakayaro Ale ベアードばかやろー!エール

Baird Bakayaro is a 9% American strong ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up and is usually on sale from December onwards, both on tap and in bottles. It started out life in 2009 as part of Chris Poel’s own design and has since grown to an annual institution for craft beer …

Baird Namakemono by Country Boy & Baird Beer

Baird Namakemono

Baird Namakemono is an 11.4% American strong ale brewed as a colloboration between Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, and Country Boy Brewing, based in Kentucky. It was brewed in May 2016 and reached the shores of Japan in June though it’s only on sale at Baird Beer Taprooms and some select bars, though those have to be pretty special as …

Doppo Imperial Ale by Miyashita Shuzo

Doppo Imperial Ale 独歩インペリアルエール

Doppo Imperial Ale by Miyashita Shuzo is a 7.5% American strong ale from Miyashita Shuzo, based in Okayama, Japan. It contains about 1.5 times the amount of malt used in their standard pilsner and Doppo Imperial Ale is brewed with American yeast. Part of me wishes the doppo part of the name meant double so all those Latin lessons in school …