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Baird Black Bread Rye Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter

Baird Black Bread Rye Porter is a 6% porter from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort with Malduguns, based in Latvia, who came over with a “shitload” of rye bread to make a beer. Latvian rye bread (Kelmeni), hand carried from Latvia, was used in this beer, also some malted rye (thanks Chris!) and Warrior and …

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale is a 7% brown ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It was one of their first beers on sale and is brewed with Maris Otter, wheat, caramel, and roast wheat along with a variety …

Dragonfly Beer Hall in Kiyosumi, Tokyo

Dragonfly Beer Hall Front

Dragonfly Beer Hall The Bottom Line This is what a Baird Beer bar should be like, in fact, it’s by far and away my favourite place, in terms of atmosphere, to drink at. While it may be a place that serves Baird Beer, it is not a Baird Beer bar. However, it does share a lot of similarity – prices …

Baird Cool Breeze Pils by Baird Beer

Baird Cool Breeze Pils

Baird Cool Breeze Pils is a 6% Bohemian style pilsner from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the summer line up of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Baird Cool Breeze Pils was first released back in 2001 and since then has seen minor changes in it’s recipe, …

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Wabi Sabi Pale Ale

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale is a 6% unfiltered pale ale made with wasabi and green tea. It’s part of Baird Beer’s year-round beer lineup. Wabi-Sabi is a funny sounding word for a deep existential aesthetic. It refers to the respect of imperfections and the transient nature of life- “Wabi” means rustic simplicity, and “Sabi” means the beauty that comes …

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J-Craft Beers

J Craft Beer Lineup

I’ve been scouring the Deep Beer Web for an hour now and I can’t find anything substantial about these J-Craft beers. The site they’re attached to, tanoshiiosake.jp, brands itself as a gourmet web magazine and is apparently run by Mitsubishi Foods, which explains why they’ve managed to get a bunch of celebrities to gurn over their website, and also how …

Baird Wheat King Wit by Baird Beer

Baird Wheat King Wit

Baird Wheat King Wit is a 5% witbier from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer, and Baird Wheat King Wit can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike other witbiers, Baird Wheat King Wit doesn’t contain any orange peel or coriander during brewing, so if you’re expecting something with those flavours …

Baird Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine by Baird Beer

Baird Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine

Baird Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine is an 11% barley wine from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal line up and can be found in bottles and on tap from February onwards. The name roughly translates to “stubborn old man” and is brewed with Maris Otter, along with some rye and cara malts too. The 2016 …

Baird Numazu Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Numazu Lager

(Contains spoilers for the 2007 Christian Bale/ Hugh Jackman movie “The Prestige”, so go and watch that before reading this if you don’t want the end kind of spoiled, although to be honest you can work it out by the halfway point of the movie. Great movie too. David Bowie’s in it!) Well, this is awkward. Back in summer I …

Baird Single Take Session Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Single Take Session Ale

Baird Single Take Session Ale is a 4.5% Belgian pale ale from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer and is brewed using the in-house Belgian strain of yeast and is also unfiltered too, so be careful when you’re pouring it as you may disturb the sediment at the bottom of the …