Baird Country Girl Kabocha Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Country Girl Kabocha Ale カントリーガール かぼちゃエール

Baird Country Girl Kabocha Ale is a 6% fruit beer from Baird Beer that is part of their Autumn seasonal lineup of beer. The name Country Girl stems from the personal history of Bryan Baird himself and is a homage to his mother. Kabocha differ from the usual pumpkins found in the west with hard green skins and is sweeter …

Bayern Meister Prinz by Bayern Meister Bier

Bayern Meister Prinz

Bayern Meister Prinz is a 5% German style pilsner from Bayern Meister Bier, based in Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka. The name stems from prinz being a portmanteau of premium and pilsners. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and can be found in bottles and, though rare, on tap as well. Bayern Meister Prinz is brewed using imported …

Nide Monster CIPA by Baird Beer

Nide Monster CIPA

Nide Monster CIPA is a 7% IPA brewed by Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, and it’s brewed for Nide Beer, who run Goodbeer Faucets and the online store Goodbeer.jp too. It’s made with 5 different kinds of hops, though which hops are used are unknown at the time of writing,  and can be found as the house beer in the …

Baird Namakemono by Country Boy & Baird Beer

Baird Namakemono

Baird Namakemono is an 11.4% American strong ale brewed as a colloboration between Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, and Country Boy Brewing, based in Kentucky. It was brewed in May 2016 and reached the shores of Japan in June though it’s only on sale at Baird Beer Taprooms and some select bars, though those have to be pretty special as …

Baird Baba Oatmeal Smoked Porter by Baird Beer

Baird Takadanobaba Taproom Baba Oatmeal Stout

Baird Baba Oatmeal Smoked Porter is a 5.7% porter from Baird Beer based in Shuzenji, Shizuoka. It’s part of their draft only range and is the flagship beer for the Baird Takadanobaba Taproom, which opened in May 2016. At the time of writing, it can only be found at that branch and there are no plans to release it in …

Hansharo Belgian Pale Ale by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Belgian Pale Ale

Hansharo Belgian Pale Ale is a 5% Belgian pale ale by Hansharo Beer, based in Izunokuni city, Shizuoka. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup of craft beer and can be found in bottles and on tap. Hansharo Beer took their pale ale and used Belgian yeast in the primary fermentation stages, instead of their usual in-house strain. Hansharo Belgian …

Izu no Kuni Stout by Izu no Kuni Beer

Izu no Kuni Stout 伊豆の国スタウト

Izu no Kuni Stout was first tried out at the Keyaki Hiroba Spring Festival and as such, I rushed downstairs, ditching some friends (sorry!) to find it in bottled form. Admittedly, I was drunk and ended up breaking one bottle of Izu no Kuni Climb in the process, so karma got comeback early. Izu no Kuni Stout is a 7% stout …

Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale

Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is a winter seasonal fruit beer from Baird Beer. It usually on sale from Mid-march and is part of the Baird Fruitful Life Series Range. The yuzu, or aromatic citron, is locally sourced from the Shizuoka area and the skins are then peeled by hand with the juice also been processed by hand as well. …

Baird Nakameguro Bitter by Baird Beer

Baird Nakameguro Bitter

Baird Nakameguro Bitter is a 6.3% extra special bitter (ESB) from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka. Each of the Baird Taprooms have a special one-location beer and if the name wasn’t a giveaway then this one is only available at their Naka-Meguro location. It’s brewed using Mandarina Bavaria hops from Germany and is available on draft only. Baird Nakameguro Bitter …

Baird BB15 Zamamiro Ale by Baird Beer

Baird BB15 Zamamiro Ale

Baird BB15 Zamamiro Ale is an 8% golden ale from Baird Beer that is part of their limited edition range of beers. This beer was first brewed in 2008 when Baird reached the milestone of 1,000 brews and it makes its return to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Numazu Taproom opening in 2001 and  Zamamiro roughly translates to “Eat …