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Baird Carpenter’s Mikan Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Carpenter's Mikan Ale ベアード大工さんのみかんエール

Baird Carpenter’s Mikan Ale is Baird Beer’s take on a fruit beer that is made using locally sourced mikans from the Shizuoka area. Shizuoka isn’t just famous for tea, with the mikan industry also providing Japan with succulent, juicy mikans. It’s got an abv of 6.7% and was first made by hand with the staff at Baird Beer peeling the …

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Baird Fruitful Life Citrus IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Fruitful Life Citrus IPA

Baird Fruitful Life Citrus IPA is a seasonal 7.5% fruit beer from Baird Beer that uses locally sourced daidai oranges from Shizuoka. On sale from mid-May, Baird Fruitful Life Citrus IPA contains six differents kinds of hops: US Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, GR Taurus, Mandarina Bavaria, and Hull Melon to produce an American IPA that is not quite an IPA but nor is it …

Baird Bryan’s First IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Bryan's First IPA

With Baird Beer turning 15 years old in 2015, they have chosen to release some special beers to commemorate the anniversary and Bryan’s First IPA is one of those beers. If you’ve been to the brewery, read our tour, or seen any pictures, then you will have seen the kit that Bryan first used to brew this beer. It’s a …

Baird Rainy Season Black Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Rainy Season Black Ale

Baird Rainy Season Black Ale is a seasonal 7%, or thereabouts, black IPA out of Shizuoka by Baird Beer. It evolved from a recipe that Baird Beer did for legendary craft beer bar Popeye in Ryugoku (need to write that review at some point, that place is a second home for BeerTengoku). The yeast strain though comes from the in-house Belgian strain …

Baird Hop Havoc Imperial Pale Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Hop Havoc Imperial Pale Ale

Baird Hop Havoc Imperial Pale Ale is a 6.5% seasonal pale ale from Baird Beer that incorporates five different hops in the making of it: Sorachi Ace, Chinook, Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial that makes it a mash-up of a pale ale and IPA. Like the Baird Suruga Bay, it is double dry hopped, thus increasing the bitterness and also the flavour and …

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 …