Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale By Baird Beer

Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale

Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is a Belgian strong ale spring seasonal beer from Baird Beer. Spring time is usually associated with new workers joining companies in Japan and drinking parties where workers can relax. Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is a homage to parties across Japan where the employer and employee relationship is broken during drinking sessions where …

Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA ベアードスルガベイインペリアルIPA

Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA is an imperial or double IPA from Baird Beer and weighs in at 8.5% ABV. Pretty strong stuff but in the Baird Taprooms it is served in a “smaller” larger glass than some of the other regular beers. During our interview with Bryan Baird and Chris Poel, it was noted that Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA …

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale

Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale is a hybrid of a pale ale and an IPA. Baird also decided to use some local ingredients; wasabi and green tea, when making this beer. Baird Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale was originally released as a seasonal beer; however, at the time of writing, it has become one of the standard beers in the taprooms that we have …

Baird Shikoku Wit by Baird Beer

Baird Shikoku Wit

Baird Shikoku Wit is a Belgian witbier and also not a funny beer, ba-doom-tish. It is brewed with wheat grown in Kagawa prefecture, in Shikoku, an island between Kyushu and Honshu. However, the biggest difference between the traditional Belgian witbier, such as Hitachino Nest White Ale, and this one is that no spices or fruits are added at all. Baird …

Baird Ishii Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 2015

Baird Ishii Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA

I have been patiently awaiting for Baird Ishii Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 2015 after trying Baird’s Wabi Sabi Ale and being confused by the layers involved though my interest was piqued. Green tea and beer. Green tea and I didn’t have the best of introductions; after arriving in Japan back in 2004 and barely being able to read kanji, I picked up …

Baird Saison Sayuri by Baird Beer

Baird Saison Sayuri ベアードセゾンさゆり

What’s a saison review doing coming out in winter? Baird Saison Sayuri was another one of those beers I bought and forgot about. Baird Saison Sayuri is a 6% Belgian style saison and part of the Baird Beer seasonal range that was released on March 21st. If you’re wondering who Sayuri is, wonder no more! It is Sayuri Baird – Bryan’s wife …

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 …

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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 …