Hansharo Kiirotsubaki by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki 反射炉黄椿

Hansharo Kiirotsubaki is a 5% English summer ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Ironically, it’s not part of their summer lineup, instead being part of their “beers named after flowers” range. The beer takes its name from the Yellow camellia, which are a very common flower during springtime in Japan. Hansharo Kiirotsubaki is brewed using imported Boadicea hops from the …

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo IPL 反射炉願成IPL

Hansharo Ganjyo IPL is a 5% India Pale Lager from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of the spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using only German hops which include Polaris, Hallertau Blanc, and Hull Melon. At the time of writing, it’s unknown whether this is a one-off …

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer 反射炉大吟醸ビール

Hansharo Shizuoka Sake Yeast Beer is a 5% speciality beer from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s also known as Hansharo Daijingo Masako, though the yeast used, a popular local strain is the same type for both beers – called daijingo. …

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager ベアードアジアンビューティびわラガー

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is a 4% fruit beer from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Lager is part of Baird Beer’s summer range and can be found on sale from August onwards. It is brewed using Maris Otter, Vienna, and Caragold malt along with New Zealand Cascade, French Aramis and Japanese Shinshuwase hops. Baird also use …

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 Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer

Baird Fire in the Belly

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer, or to give it its full name Baird Fire in the Belly – Doug’s Red Ale, is a 6% amber ale from Baird Beer, based in Shuzenji, Shizuoka. It’s part of their seasonal draft range, though we’ve heard it has made it into bottles a couple of times. Baird Fire in the Belly is …

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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 …

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale by Aoi Brewing 

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale

Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale, besides having a ridiculous name, is a 5% golden ale from Aoi Brewing, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It started life out as part of their draft only range, but found its way into bottles in late 2016, and is now available more readily. Aoi Icebreaker Golden Ale is brewed with both Pilsner Malt and Munich Malts with hops …

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale ベアードアンゴリボーイブラウンエール

  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 …

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale

Hansharo Natsu Da! Yama Da! Blonde Ale is a 6% blonde ale from Hansharo Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their late summer / autumn seasonal lineup which can be found in both bottle and on tap. It’s brewed with Vic Secret hops produced in Australia and first released to brewers in 2011. At the time of writing, it’s …