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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 …

Baird Shimaguni Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Shimaguni Stout

  Baird Shimaguni Stout is a dry stout beer from Baird Beer that is part of their all year range of beers. It has an abv of 5% so is well-suited for a drinking session. It is also one of an ever-decreasing number of beers that use floor-malted Maris Otter , where the barley is spread out over a floor …

Baird Red Rose Amber Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Red Rose Amber Ale ベアードレッドローズ アンバーエール

Baird Red Rose Amber Ale is a 6% California Common that we’ve had numerous times and only got around to reviewing. We’ve had it on tap at the various Baird Taprooms and in bottled form but almost two years into BeerTengoku’s life, we’ve got around to reviewing it. The brewing process for Baird Red Rose Amber Ale is rather complex with it …

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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 …

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 …