Baird Hatsujozo 2016 IPL by Baird Beer

Baird Hatsujozo 2016 IPL

Baird Hatsujozo 2016 IPL is a 7% India pale lager from Baird Beer that is part of their seasonal list of craft beers. Its release coincides with New Year’s day which is where the name hatsu-jozo, or first brew, stems from. India pale lagers, besides Chateau Kamiya IPL, aren’t that common in Japan it seems. They are brewed using an Indian …

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 …

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 …

Baird Jubilation Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Jubilation Ale

Baird Jubilation Ale is an 8.0% fruit / spice beer from Baird Beer that is part of their seasonal lineup of beers, known as the Fruitful Life series of beers. and comes out annually in December. It is brewed with domestic figs, known as ichijiku in Japanese, and cinnamon twigs, known as nikki. It can be found in both bottles …

Hansharo Mikado by Hansharo Beer

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Hansharo Mikado is a 9.5% Russian imperial stout from Hansharo that is part of their winter lineup of beers. It is first released November 2015 and is brewed using Phoenix, Admiral, and Bramling Cross hops to produce a beer with an IBU of 65 units. It is unknown whether Hansharo Mikado will see a bottled release; however, it can be found …

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout is a 7% autumn seasonal foreign stout from Baird Beer in Shizuoka. Foreign stouts tend to be higher in alcohol than their regular stout counterparts though less than their bigger sibling, the Russian imperial stout. This beer is brewed using Nugget and Fuggles hops to a base of chocolate, chocolate wheat and black malts and …

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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 …

Baird Fall Fest Lager by Baird Beer

Baird Fall Fest Lager

Baird Fall Fest Lager is a beer brewed in celebration to one of the holy times and places that all beer fans should go to: The Oktoberfest in Munich. If you haven’t been, then you owe yourself a trip there. Beers on tap, overflowing in 1-litre steins, and fun galore. Of course, the many held in Japan are fun but Yokohama …

Izu no Kuni Premium Weizen by Izu no Kuni Beer

Izu no Kuni Premium Weizen

Izu no Kuni Premium Weizen, urgh another buzzword present, is a German hefeweizen based on a South German recipe from Izu no Kuni Beer. With an abv of 5%, it is one of the few beers with the word premium in its name that doesn’t break the magic 6% barrier of beers. Izu no Kuni Premium Weizen Aroma and Taste After …