Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Brewer's Nightmare Rye IPA

Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA is a seasonal beer from Baird Beer, usually released to coincide with the autumn harvest at the beginning of September. Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA is brewed with an unusually high amount of rye in the mash, something that Chris Poel, head brewer, found hard to work with initially as mentioned in the interview here. Baird …

Fujizakura Heights Pils by Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu

Fujizakura Heights Pils

Fujizakura Heights Pils is a pilsner style beer brewed on a Czech style recipe. I’ve probably said it before, but I’ll say it again, pilsner beers are the most common type of beer in Japan. Most prefectures of Japan, if not all, have their own flower, food, and pilsner that represents them (that last part might be a lie). Yamanashi is …

Shiga Kogen Narrow Escape IPA by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Narrow Escape IPA

Shiga Kogen Narrow Escape IPA is a 7.5% American IPA from Tamamura Honten that is part of their limited edition release of beers. It was originally released at the beginning of December 2015 in both bottles and on draft form across Japan. It is unique in that during the brewing process of the Shiga Kogen No 10 Anniversary IPA, some …

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Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock by Baird Beer

Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock

A bock from spring in winter?! Let me explain. Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock was bought in August but has been languishing at the bottom of the beer cellar and passed over for other beers. I don’t know why now and I’m kind of regretting now buying more. Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock was first brewed in 2004 to celebrate the birth of …

Baird Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale by Baird Beer

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale seems to have slipped under the radar here at BeerTengoku as we found a bottle of it languishing in a fridge at Baird Beer Taproom in Nakameguro. It was originally released on June 27th, 2014 and is brewed using natsumikan, or summer oranges, which are grown locally in Shizuoka, where the brewery is located. The base …

Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock by Gotemba Kogen

Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock

Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock is based on the traditional German style which is a stronger version of an hefeweizen or unfiltered weizen. This one weighs in at 7% ABV and is available in a variety of sizes from the online Gotemba Kogen store. Besides that, not much else is known about Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock as there is a distinct lack of information about this …

Niigata Golden Kolsch by Niigata Beer

golden kolsch

Golden Kolsch is a kölsch beer (duh!) that uses the typical German style beer but ramps up the alcohol content to 8% because Niigata Beer can. Heck, if you lived in one of the coldest parts of Japan in the winter months, you’d be brewing up high alcohol beer too. This beer is also 100% bottle conditioned like the rest …

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Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale

Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale is a 5% American pale ale from Tamamura Honten and is sometimes advertised as AfPA in bars. While it does have the word Africa in its name, Shiga Kogen Africa Pale Ale is not made from any African ingredients. The concept behind the beer is that it is halfway to being an IPA based on the …

Unazuki Beer Kolsch by Unazuki Beer

Unazuki Beer Kolsch

Unazuki Beer Kolsch is based on a traditional kölsch recipe out of Cologne, Germany that was originally brewed in the the 13th to 15th century. I’m not saying Unazuki Beer Kolsch is that old. The kanji 十字峡 refers to the design on the can and can be translated as “cross the gorge”. It is available in both can or bottles. Unazuki Beer …

Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale

Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale is, dum dum duuuuum, a scotch ale produced by Baird Beer. Scotland is known for its whisky but not so much for its beers. Due to lack of sun, nothing grows up there. Jokes aside, some stuff does grow, such as one of beer’s most important ingredients – barley. Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale Aroma …