Baird Maris Otter 50 – ESBaird by Baird Beer

Baird Maris Otter 50 - ES Baird

Baird Maris Otter, or to give it its full name Baird Maris Otter 50 – ESBaird, is a 6% English style bitter from Baird Beer that was released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Maris Otter. It was first released in August 2015 as part of a selection of beers around the world that used Maris Otter and ended up taking …

Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout

Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout is a 5% stout from Ise Kadoya that is part of their limited edition draft beer range of beers. It was first released in November 2015 and follows their Ise Kadoya French Coffee Stout series after the Mandheling version back in Spring 2015. It is available on draft only and I think that the people …

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA By Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA

Ise Kadoya Mosaic IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya that, at the time of writing, is a limited edition beer. It is brewed using Mosaic hops that were developed from the popular Simcoe strain of hops by The Hop Brewing Company back in 2012. For those that want to know more, Mosaic hops were developed to be …

Iwate Kura Bravo! Masaji R-IPA by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Bravo! Masaji R-IPA

Iwate Kura Bravo! Masaji R-IPA is a limited edition 7% IPA from Sekinoichi Shuzo that is part of the annual Masaji Beer Project. The R-IPA stands for red IPA, while also representation the passion shown by Ōshita-san. It is the second variant from Sekinoichi Shuzo after their Iwate Kura Dandy Bitter The Bravo! part of the name comes from the Bravo …

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Shonan IPA HBC 342 by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan IPA HBC 342

Shonan IPA HBC 342 is a limited edition 6% American IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Chigasaki, Kanagawa. It uses the one of the newest breeds of hops on the market, strain HBC 342 from Hopunion, which is so new that it doesn’t have a name yet. At the time of writing, it’s available on tap only so you have …

Baird Shinshuwase Wet Hop Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Shinshuwase Wet Hop Ale

Baird Shinshuwase Wet Hop Ale is a limited edition 5% English style pale ale from Baird Beer that was first brewed in 2015. It contains Shinshuwase hops which were developed and grown in Japan during the 20th century – such a long time ago. Wet hopping refers to the process of freshly harvested hops being used directly from the vineyards without …

Shiga Kogen Drunk Coffee from Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen DPA x TRUNK COFFEE LIMONCILLO

Shiga Kogen Drunk Coffee, or to give the full name Shiga Kogen DPA x TRUNK COFFEE LIMONCILLO, is a collaboration between Tamamura Honten and Trunk Coffee that uses Shiga Kogen DPA and is infused with Trunk Coffee Limoncello coffee beans in the secondary fermentation. It’s a 5.5% pale ale that is part of a limited edition range which sees Trunk Coffee, based …

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Baird Shohei IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Shohei IPA

Baird Shohei IPA, or to give it its full name – A Brewer & A Gentleman – Shohei’s IPA, is a 7.5% American brewed in honour of Shohei Taguchi, who unfortunately passed away in August 2015. Taguchi-san had made a name for himself working at both Baird Beer and Yo-Ho Brewing before starting up his own brewery, Botanical Beverage Works …

Baird BB15 Bay Steam by Baird Beer

Baird BB15 Bay Steam

If you’ve been following Baird Beer’s celebrations for its 15th anniversary, you might have had Baird BB15 Bay Steam already as well as some of the other beers of the BB15 range. This is one of Bryan Baird’s first beers he brewed; something that resembles a San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Anchor Steam, a California commons style beer. Baird BB15 Bay Steam, which …